Articles From The Writings of Vasu Murti

Interfaith Harmony

James Clovispoint comments:
"Interfaith anything is an illusion. 
"Though I applaud anyone who deeply wants to see the world's communities agree on human friendship, when it comes to religion, there is nothing more segregationalist and segregating than a religion; there is no way around that.
"Each religion segregates those who have faith in a specific god from those who do not, those who practice the religion in a specific way from those who do not, and the list goes on; those who sit, kneel, instead of stand, on the right foot, the left foot, both feet. Those who hold a candle, a bowl, two candles, two bowls, from those who dance to the left instead of to the right... the list is too long.
"All religions however put forth their good will to dialogue. Ah, dialogue!!

"I once asked why, after all of this dialogue, over many years, why religions had not come to some compromise on the real nature of the universal god they all seem to believe in. I was told that one cannot compromise on THE truth that of course only one of them has.
"This means that dialogue is a facade that leads to my trying to convert you to my truth; illusion and delusion is the result."

Mathematics professor turned novelty songwriter Tom Lehrer similarly sang:
"Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics
"And the Catholics hate the Protestants
"And the Hindus hate the Muslims
"And everybody hates the Jews
"But during National Brotherhood Week, National Brotherhood Week
"It's National Everyone-smile-at-one-another-hood Week
"Be nice to people who
"Are inferior to you
"It's only for a week, so have no fear
"Be grateful that it doesn't last all year!"

On pilgrimage to a Krishna temple in Santa Cruz, CA with the beautiful bhaktin Kim Grant, I pointed out that there are so many different denominations within Christianity:
Catholics, Baptists, Unitarians, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Christian Scientists, etc...
With differing views on the divinity of Jesus, the afterlife, grace Vs works, the Trinity, etc...
So there's no reason they can't be accepting of Krishna devotees, too, as part of the American mainstream.


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