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No Religion is Better Than Any Other — Except Mine

A classic example of fuzzy thinking:

The leader of the largest branch of American Judaism blasted conservative religious activists in a speech Saturday, calling them “zealots” who claim a “monopoly on God” while promoting anti-gay policies akin to Adolf Hitler’s.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, said “religious right” leaders believe “unless you attend my church, accept my God and study my sacred text you cannot be a moral person.”

“What could be more bigoted than to claim that you have a monopoly on God?” he said during the movement’s national assembly in Houston.

The rabbi went on to say that “the Reform movement, which is among the most accepting of non-Jewish spouses, should make a greater effort to invite spouses to convert.”

If no religion has a monopoly on God, why bother?

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