Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Chapter 1: There Can't Be Just One True Religion
Doubt: Christianity's perceived exclusivity is perhaps THE stumbling block
Civic and cultural leaders invoke three approaches to religion
p13 "It is no more narrow to claim that one religion is right than to claim that one way to think about all religions ... is right."
p14 Carter of Yale "... leave behind that part of themselves that they may consider most vital."
p15 "What is a religion then? It is a set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing."
p15 "Some call this a 'worldview' while others call it a 'narrative identity'. In either case it is a set of faith-assumptions about the nature of things. It is an implicit religion."
p15 "faith in some view of the world and human nature informs everyone's life."
p17 "universally acceptable, 'neutral and objective' arguments" just don't exist.
p17 "all moral arguments are at least implicitly religious."
p17 "When you come out into the public square it is impossible to leave your convictions about ultimate values behind."