The Secret Weapon, A Different Outlook on “Other” Religions

“Ask a Franciscan, Only Christians in Heaven?” First, I will explain how I reached the conclusions that Christians are not the only believers of a good faith to go to Heaven. I was 12 and I was taking a class at my Presbyterian church in order to learn about the church and to start taking communion. I was disturbed by the stance that only persons who follow Christ will go to Heaven. I asked the reverend if this meant that Jews would not go to Heaven. He said that this is true – Jews will not go to Heaven. In my mind, I said, “That is not true.” I just knew that it is not the truth.

Think of how much more peaceful Earth would have been if different religious groups would let others be? If we accepted that many, if not most, religious groups offer people a guide to good moral living.

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