It’s a truism heard often these days that “all roads lead to God, whether you believe in Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Confucius, the Hindu pantheon, Bahai or …” on and on it goes.
As it happens, Jesus is the only one of this all-star lineup of claimants to deity who claimed absolute exclusivity, as He did at John 14:6, saying “I am the way and the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but through me.”
But before we go to the good professor, it’s important to remember that working on Capitol Hill puts us in an environment that simultaneously puts premiums on focusing like a laser beam on somebody’s agenda and on at least appearing to be tolerant of other perspectives. That’s the backstory to the frequency with which the “all roads lead to God” truism is heard around these parts.
So, on to Professor McDowell, who opens by saying “do all roads lead to God? This is a big question because we are aware of people around us with very different belief systems, and to say that your unique road leads to God seems to be kind of exclusivist today, some would even say arrogant.”
Click below for the rest of McDowell’s thoughts, which together will require a highly valuable 3:47 seconds of your day: