Written By Thomas Perez. January 2, 2009 at 9:17PM.
The Ultimate Reconciliationist upholds two tenets:
1. Freedom of Religion
2. Do That Which is Right
We can all agree to disagree. I’m not right any more that the next person, though in my conscience I am. But I/we, all have preferences to our particular chosen belief system. It is more of a matter of how it is practiced. It is a matter of loving the Samaritan and esteeming others better than yourself – for in this no individual faith or conscience can conquer!
It is my firm belief that you are free to walk your path, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others. Toleration and/or acceptance is a God given attribute. And while acceptance of an individual is encouraged, as in demonstrating the love of Christ, it is by no means a confession or acceptance of a faith contrary to your own beliefs. One does not give up his or her own identity concerning their opinions of faith. Identity is encouraged. Conformity (as many within the mainstream would think) is simply not the case.What is written here are good truths in which no religion or faith, be it Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or Hinduism, etc, can claim otherwise.
Genesis 40:8…“Do not interpretations belong to God?”
II Peter 1:20…“No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation.”
Qur’an – Surah 17 Ayat 36…“Do not follow that which you do not have sure knowledge. Surely the ears, the eyes, and the heart – all of these will be questioned.” (Al-Isra)