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Response to Cristina - Jesus the only medium

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Submitted by Uday Thipsay (Germany), Nov 16, 2005 at 08:48

Hi Christina,

First of all let me admit that as a Hindu, I am impressed as always by Christian philosophy. I think Christianity is a way ahead of Islam in preaching the love of God.

However, let me quote in disagreement, with what you mentioned in your last post:

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

This is exactly the point where Hinduism and Christianity differ. Leave aside Idol Worshipping, which are instruments to reach the One God; Hinduism does not believe that the path to God is through only one instrument.

I personally find it odd why one would need only Jesus to reach God. Why should God block all other ways to reach Him? In doing so is He not exhibiting the characteristics similar to Allah depicted in the Koran, the characteristics of narrow mindedness?

Think logically. The almighty God should have left all possible ways open to reach Him. As the Vedas say "like many streams that converge in a river and many rivers unto the sea, so can different good practices reach the Almighty"

I agree that one of these ways is through Jesus, but to say that it is the only way is illogical. In such a manner, God speaks like Allah, who says that Mohammed was the last prophet!!! Will you agree with such an argument?

By attributing Jesus as the only medium, don't you think that we create what is called in Electrical engineering ‘A single point of failure'? What if Jesus turns out to be a disappointment? All those who had followed him so far would never have reached God.

I think one can reach God in many possible ways. Worshipping idols is one of these ways. The point I am making here is that by believing that Jesus is the only medium to reach God, we behave just like Muslims. One only has to replace Jesus with Mohammed and you have a similar Koranic Surah ready for you!!!

I hope I did not hurt your feelings. I would be glad to have your response.

Regards

Uday
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