Originally posted by @fabianfnas
There are plenty of false teachers and there are plenty of false followers.
Funny that this subject came up in Spiritual Forum.
I say that every teacher that preaches that they have the Truth are exactly those who doesn't.
I say that foolish followers are those following the ones claiming to have the Truth.
I say that only those who know there are plenty more to know are teachers worth listening to.
All people have a conscience, also called the knowledge of good and evil. What they also do have is the ability to ignore their inner voice which speaks to them.
Followers who go after false pastors are attracted to their teachings because they are ignoring this inner voice which tells them that this man is not teaching what Jesus Christ preached. Those whose inner voice is strong will walk away from these doctrines and churches.
I take your point about truth, There is a lot that Christians can learn from several other religions. I have listened to pundits and imams speak and lecture their congregation and their words mimic almost exactly the teachings of Christ .. that the way to eternal life / self realization / heaven etc, is through love and compassion for others.
Nobody is perfect and there is always room for greater understanding.