WORLDVIEW: Pluralism (Part 1)

Today, we’re talking about worldviews. Pluralism is the worldview that holds that all beliefs – religious or otherwise – are equally legitimate, and that there’s no one right way to believe. In fact, pluralism holds that there can be no one truth since all ideas are equal. 

Pluralism sounds warm and fuzzy in theory, but it doesn’t make sense in reality because, logically, not all beliefs in the world are compatible; in fact, many contradict each other! For example, how can Christianity, which says that Jesus is the only way to God, be compatible with Hinduism, which says we are gods, or with Buddhism, which says there is no real god? Those ideas cannot logically all be true at the same time.

As theologian Alister McGrath has said:

[P]luralism is fatally flawed, riddled with internal contradictions, and fails to correspond with the world as it really is.


Pluralism has a second problem, but we’ll discuss that another time. For more information, go to  Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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