Do all religions lead to the same God?

AumSri Ramakrishna once said, “God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true.”

These days it’s become such a truism that you’re generally considered an extremist if you disagree.

But have you ever considered how, if that statement is logicially valid, it must be equally applicable to extremist religions like the Aum Shinrinko doomsday cult as to any other religion. That is, concrete application requires us to concretely affirm, “God can be realized through Aum Shinrinko. Aum Shinrinko is true.” Would you be comfortable affirming that? Truly?

Personally I am far more comfortable with a far more modest affirmation, “There is truth to be found in all religious.” But observe, this is not an affirmation that they all have the same truths. Nor is it an affirmation that they all have it in equal measure.

One thought on “Do all religions lead to the same God?”

  1. “Sri Ramakrishna once said, “God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true.””
    For this statement to be true, Jesus would have to be a liar. The truth is if part of a doctrine is false. Then there is false worship and idols. Is there some truth in every religion? certainly. But soup that has poison in it usually has 90% good soup. But the poison spreads through it making it deadly. Thank you for your article.

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