Monday, February 15, 2010

Religious Pluralism and the Interfaith Gospel

The Davos World Economic Forum not only discusses economics, but many topics related to the globalization of the world, or phrased differently, the new re-ordered world system.

The Open Forum (2008) panel on “Faith and Modernization,” hosted by Tony Blair, consisted of Muslims, Jews, Catholics, and (Protestant) Christianity. Christianity was being represented by Rick Warren.

When Rick Warren spoke, he stated that the future of the world is religious pluralism, and that the world is becoming more religious, not less. He said “we” cannot solve the ‘Five Giants’ (from the P.E.A.C.E. plan) without involving ‘people of faith’ and their religious institutions. In saying this, he implied people of all faiths, and all religious institutions.

He boasted of his membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and promoted the philosophy of the three-legged stool of government, business and the ‘faith’ sector working together. He explained that this last leg consists of churches, mosques, synagogues and (Buddhist) temples. He talked about how every village in the world has a church, and by church, he meant any house of worship, of any religion. He said the ‘church’ is the only truly global organization, with the largest pool of committed manpower (volunteer laborers).

FYI - The word  religious pluralism is another word for ecumenism, i.e., the promotion of some level of unity, co-operation, and improved understanding between different religions or different denominations within a single religion. It is also the objective of Freemasonry.

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