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The Pros And Cons Of Inclusivists

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Wuthnow believes that certain things are taken for granted by inclusivists, diving into two of his reasons. First, on one hand, being inclusivist implies taking for granted having a uniquely special relation to the truth. On the other, they believe that it does not matter who you worship, or what religion you belong to. Therefore, being an inclusivist often makes a contradiction. Simply put, believing you are the only right church, but that everyone is right too (131). Second, inclusivists tend to believe in God, social shoppers on the other hand often believe in a higher power. Often this is taken for granted, that God is a God, and not a general power like some religions believe. This is often reconciled by inclusivists with the expression that God is love, and that it is, in fact, impossible to separate anyone from God (143).

Often being an inclusivist means viewing and interpreting religions through their own religion. That everyone is taking their own path to your destination. For example, inclusivist Christians believe that other religions are coming to understand the same God, the Christian God, through a different culture. How accepting is that? Although I’ll admit that not all
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On one hand, I believe in religious freedom, therefore accepting of diversity, as is their right. On the other, I am not religious. If we are willing to accept that the definition of inclusivism could fit within the bounds of secularism then yes, I am an inclusivist. However, if the term means specifically those that are religious than no, I am not. Wuthnow I believe would not categorize me as an inclusivist. When he talks about inclusivism he talks about those that are religious and their relationship with other religions. I cannot recall an instance in which the title of inclusivist was placed those that are secular. However, to myself, I am an inclusivist, as I believe in inclusion of religions, through religious
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