One God, Many Paths
"In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me."  (Bhagavad-Gita 4:11)

My faith is Christian, Episcopalian in particular.  I admit to a healthy respect for and appreciation of other faiths, both Christian and non-Christian; and I wish that instead of fighting about which is the true religion, people could seek the commonality of their faiths.  I think they would be surprised to find that they aren't so different after all.


Bible Gateway - Search any or all of nine versions of the Bible
Bible Study Tools - Search 20 versions of the Bible
The Qur'an
Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship - An exhibit from the Library of Congress

I love cathedrals!  When I lived in Alexandria, VA, one of my favorite places to visit was the National Cathedral.  Where else will you find a moon rock in a stained glass window and a grotesque of Darth Vader carved into stone!

Washington National Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
St. Patrick's Cathedral

I've visited several churches in my lifetime, and there are a few that stand out for me as special places.

Grace Episcopal Church, Haddonfield, NJ
Kensington Community Church, San Diego, CA
Mormon Temple, Washington, DC
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Oaklyn, NJ
Trinity Church at Wall Street, and St. Paul's Chapel New York, NY

The National Cathedral, Washington, DC

"...once we accept religion, then we must follow it very sincerely, very genuinely. Through that way, the different religious traditions can promote, can achieve harmony."  (His Holiness the Dalai Lama, July 2, 2000)

More Religion and Spirituality Sites

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance

The Joseph Campbell Foundation

St. Francis of Assisi

The Episcopal Church
The Vatican
Yahoo -- Faiths and Practices

Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world.8  And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy.

8Black Elk said the mountain he stood upon in his vision was Harney Peak in the Black Hills. - "But anywhere is the center of the world - he added."

Black Elk Speaks - Chapter 3: The Great Vision

You see, all religions have something valuable to teach, but just like the Super Best Friends learned, it requires a little bit of them all.  (Stan Marsh)

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Updated April 19, 2010