Week Eight - HUM130 - Discussion Question - Two
Week Eight - HUM130 - Discussion Question - Two fin571
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Discussion Question 2 On an overall level religious pluralism strengthens organized religion this primarily occurs through discourse and an understanding and appreciation that people are different Both religious pluralism and the interfaith movement directly and indirectly strengthen individual religious traditions nevertheless it is merely dependent upon how one actually defines these terms If it concerns the acceptance that people are different and that other faiths can and should exist it fails basically to dispute the actual principles of organized religion Some say however that it entails a sense of unified connectivity and the notion that all faiths are essentially legitimate This certainly is in opposition to common orthodox understandings of numerous organized religions Both pluralism and the interfaith movement could potentially result in decentralization which in turn would prolong the continuation in the augmentation of religious diversity The lack of a structured core with the power and in uence to enforce orthodoxy on the masses has resulted in an increase in diversity and even rivalry within specific religions This rivalry is not necessarily damaging however it is important to be cognizant of the fact that various religions have been prosperous in states regions provinces and countries in which religious freedoms are granted it has essentially prevented this rivalry and stopped any specific religionreligious group from establishing a form of domination It can be said that this rivalry can and will restrict pluralism among religious groups When religious pluralism is identified as interfaith dialogue that is connected to its corresponding faction it has the ability to strengthen organized religion as it fosters communication discussion and even appreciation
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