Today on Facebook, a friend of mine posted, "Every religion thinks it's the one true correct religion. Assuming there is one, they can't all be right."
She herself is not religious, and she is not the first person I've heard say this — or the hundredth. I think it's a pretty common perception about religion. I didn't say anything on Facebook, because I'm not interested in shaming people or getting into a battle about it.
But in case I have readers who deeply believe that to be true — it's not.
Some religious people (including a handful I've met) think their religion is the one true correct one. I've met some of those folks.
But I don't.
Almost none of the religious people I know think that.
Most of the religious people I know think their religion is the one that works best for them, right now. Many, many of the religious people I know have shifted religions, embrace folks of other religions or no religion or something in-between.
And there are lots of religions that are pretty explicit that that religion itself does not exclude other religions or religious doctrines, even among its own followers.
Like I said, not looking for a fight on this — just correcting a misperception I see a lot. Be careful of words like "every" and "all."
In other news, it's 35° here. Feels like June.