Re: Religion(s)

Brian Michael Howell (bmhowell@ARTSCI.WUSTL.EDU)
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 18:21:49 -0500

On Mon, 8 Apr 1996, Bill Lesley wrote:

> While I agree that it is questionable to teach students that their particular
> religion is "false", I feel that allowing them to consider that it is "true"
> presents an equal problem. Unfortunately, it usually follows that if "mine"
> is "true", that of "others" is "false". This certainly not the case, but

As other posts to this thread have seemed to indicate, the problem is far
more in the attitude and actions of individuals towards people of other
beliefs, rather than a belief in the veracity of their claims. To
suggest to any member of a confessional religion (i.e. one that an
individual must choose to assent to and participate in to be a member of)
that they should not think of what they believe (and, in many cases, have
dedicated their lives to) as "true" is to misunderstand the nature of