Posted by: frroberts | August 8, 2015

Announcing a new blog project

Let’s call it inter-religious dialogue.

I studied comparative religion in college back when I was trying to figure out which religion I believed to be true.  I found Hinduism and Buddhism interesting.  I could appreciate Islam’s worldly success.  In the end, I found myself confirmed in my Christian faith and eventually my Catholic faith.   At the time, I was open to converting if I found something I thought was uniquely true.

Three things I appreciated about experience was that I learned that a) the religions of the world hold a lot of things in common and b) being a Catholic Christian does not mean one has to reject the good in other religions, but that c) I believed that where Catholicism disagrees with other world religions, Catholicism is correct and the other religions wrong.

With that said, I will start posting some reflections on a book that a friend recently sent me, A Course in Miracles.

I read it as a Catholic priest who has willingly sworn an oath to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church, but with an open mind so that I might asses the book’s contents in the light of the Bible, Catholic Tradition and the light of reason available to all of us.  I will be honest that I am very happy being a Catholic and am not looking for a new religion.

That said, I am excited!

If this goes well, I might take a look at older religious classics like the Bhagavad-Gita and the Qur’an.


Responses

  1. The Bhagavad-Gita is certainly worth another look, especially on issues of duty, balance, knowledge and self-knowledge, and taking action.

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