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Religion without dogma?

It is nonsense to say that all religions are of equal value. Some religions are superior to others. Chartres Cathedral is not on a par with a squalid voodoo hut. Shall we compare Michelangelo’s Pieta to Kali the Destroyer, and must we pretend that the terrifying religion of the Aztecs is as sublime as a Mozart Mass? I think not. Indifferentism in religion only serves to weaken all religion, for when the dogma and the distinctive devotions go all we are left with is a kind of vanilla-pudding spirituality. [1]