Truth Is Universal

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Truth Is Universal – 16 July 2006

When talking to a “fundamentalist” Christian one day, I happened to mention that certain truths are universal and are not exclusive to one specific religion or culture. To clarify, I asked, “If a Buddhist, for example, says it is wrong to kill should we as Christians say the opposite: that it is o.k. to kill because a non-Christian said that it is wrong?”

Does it make sense that God would reward one who claims to be a born-again believer in Christ, but whose life is spent in cruel pursuits – one who regards all others, including those of other Christian faiths who do not adhere to his or her views on Christianity, as hell-bound?

In the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) the prophet Micah asks: (Micah 6:8)

8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?

~ New American Standard Bible

"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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