Why We Cannot Coexist

Coexist

I tweeted this yesterday…

Now, of course, that is a total hypothetical fairytale. All religions cannot be true. As much as people preach from their bumpers on how we should all coexist, if we are intellectually honest with the tenets of each religion, we simply can’t hold hands and ride off into the ecumenical sunset.

Christianity isn’t the only faith that functions this way. As much as Jesus refuses to play sissy and nice on the field of faiths (John 14:6), Islam is just as my-way-only.

Here’s how:

Islam teaches that Jesus isn’t God. And that God the Father does not, and could not, have a Son.

Christianity teaches that Jesus is God. And that God the Father does have an eternal Son, Jesus Christ.

How can that coexist? It can’t. It won’t. Now, we must be loving to one another. Loving and kind enough to be honest about the truth.

We can coexist in a society, but we can’t coexist theologically. The only way all the religions in the world can live in belief-harmony is if no one really believes what they believe. Then what are we left with? A goose egg.

Back to my tweet, isn’t a living Jesus worthy of your worship? Unless you know any other crucified and resurrected guys.

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  • Spencer Watson

    I believe that coexist means on a fundamental level that you, as a Christian, should not care what other people believe in and that you should treat all religions with the same respect. You don’t have to agree with it, but recognize that another’s faith is equally as valid as your own in the eye’s of that person.