That is, because of the shaping, foundational nature of basic religious belief, devout proponents of any given religion are capable of in fact, usually simply find themselves offering self-consistent responses to almost any challenge to their salvific perspective, no matter how strong or damaging this challenge might seem on the surface.
In several SurahQuran asks Muslims to remain steadfast with Islam, and not yield to the vain desires of other religions and unbelievers. It provides a common cause with which diverse religious traditions are concerned and towards which they can come together to craft a common agenda.
Rumi also says: How many paths are there to God? The ability to bring about such a transformation, as well as to promote a generally moral way of life, is perhaps the only common method by which one can evaluate diverse religious traditions.
On this basis, Knitter makes a case that different religious traditions share an ecological responsibility and that awareness of this shared responsibility, as it continues to emerge, can also serve as a basis for mutual understanding.
There continues to be debate, however, over whether the same basic personal transformation actually does occur within various religions—over whether there is real transformational parity. Heim, M.
Might it not, though, at least be justifiable for a public school educator to encourage students to respect the right of adherents to other religions to retain their current religious beliefs?