This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

The scriptures as an example of the difference between points of view in the great religions

To reinforce the previous warning, I’ll say that we should not assume that things mean the same thing in different religions. For example, just Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam all have Scriptures, it would be a serious error to assume that in each of them the Scriptures are understood in the same way and used for the purpose that Christianity uses them. What the Bible means to Christianity is something very different from what the Koran means to Muslims, and this is different still from what the Vedic texts mean to Hindus. It is not just the content of the books that differs–it is the significance of the books themselves.

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