Originally posted by RBHILL
In the Bible God never says taht being good gets you to heaven he said through Jesus is the only way John 14:6.
This is a fundamentalist corruption of a valid spiritual teaching.
The idea behind "Jesus is the only way" is that Christ is a representative of or a symbol for truth. In terms of waking up out of delusions, "truth" is indeed the "only way". But once you make that truth into a particular form, you have corrupted what is inherently formless
. Worse, you have given birth to a lie of monumental proportions.
The idea that "Christianity is the only way" (or Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, etc.) is a lie of monumental proportions.
The idea that truth
is the only way is valid, and is the heart of all philosophic inquiry and spiritual development.
All that is left is then to discover what "truth" is, and this forms the basis of each person's personal psychological and spiritual growth, in accordance with their desire to know this truth.