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Monopolies on absolute truth[edit]

To my knowledge, Judaism claims no such absolute monopoly, though like any other point, I'm sure you could find Jews with a variety of views on the subject. But I think the basic Jewish viewpoint is that only God has a monopoly on truth, and it is up to imperfect Jewish people to interpret the Law he gave us and up to everyone to simply live a moral life, as non-Jews are not commanded to follow Jewish Law. Therefore, I think it is incorrect to state that Abrahamic faiths all claim a monopoly on truth. Is there another way we could make the point about the openness of Sikhism? Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:08, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I was kind of copyediting stuff from Wikipedia because I am not an expert on Sikhism. But I guess something analogous would be the Hindu concept of Brahman, so at least based on the Wikipedia page, Sikhs believe that there is only one god, and the gods worshipped by people of other religions are just manifestations of the same god, while the Abrahamic faiths consider the gods of other religions to be false gods. The dog2 (talk) 02:25, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think most Jews would consider any monotheists, regardless of what name they use for the deity they worship, to be worshipping a false God. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:18, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
OK, I've changed the text. I guess I haven't met that many orthodox Jews, so I'm not familiar with Jewish theology. But from my interactions with Christians and Muslims, they believe that only their God is real, and people of all other religions (with the exception of Jews for the Christians of course) are worshipping false gods that are the work of Satan and will go to hell. And despite being pro-Israel, the evangelicals believe that Jews are just cogs in the wheel to fulfil the prophecy in Revelation and bring about the apocalypse so Christians can go to heaven, but the Jews themselves will still go to hell because they did not accept Jesus as their saviour. The dog2 (talk) 12:16, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Right, but Judaism is different, and there is absolutely no assumption that non-Jews cannot have a place in the Kingdom of God. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:47, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]


I think it would be good to explain what these are in "Understand". Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:03, 23 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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