I have a friend who is a Hindu. Recently, we were discussing on the topic of religion. In short, the
question is this:
In Christianity, we believe in only one way. In Hinduism, they believe in all ways which is essentially
one, appearing in different forms. If someone says that there is only one way and the other says that
there are many ways, under any circumstance, can we be correct at the same time?
No, I cannot think of a circumstance in which you can both be correct at the same time. Your Hindu
friend can be correct. She can think that exclusivism is just another form of salvation that suits some
dispositions. But if the Christian holds to one way (and not all Christians do), other ways must be
inferior and in some sense wrong. My own view is that each religion (and denomination) has
something to learn from others. What Hinduism has to teach other religions is tolerance.