Via 1gm again, Newseek/Washington Post has a collaborative “blog” for interfaith discussions, and at first glance, it is quite an ambitious project. It is called On Faith, and includes about 60 different contributors… you have Southern Baptists, pagans, Jews, Buddhists, Mormons, Muslims, Catholics, charismatics, freethinkers… you have movement leaders, political pundits, academics of all stripes, journalists, a biologist, internet gurus, all manner of folk. Lest you think at first glance that Muslims are overrepresented, remember that Muslims with names beginning with vowels are overrepresented… From what I can tell Unitarian Universalism is severely underrepresented – something which should be brought to the management’s attention.
I’ll be surprised if it lasts a month.
Sally Quinn’s question elicited a number of responses.
If some religious people believe they have a monopoly on truth, then are conversation and common ground possible? If so, what would be the difficulties and benefits of such a conversation?
So far, I have read responses only from Sam Harris (as recommended by Norm) and from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., to whose entry I posted a lengthy comment.
Seriously, a lot of good could come from something like this… which is reason enough to think it won’t last long.