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ADHESIVE OXYMORON


Why can’t we all just coexist?


You believe what you believe, I believe what I believe. Whatever you believe is whatever you believe.


Have you seen those "Coexist" bumper stickers? I always laugh when I see a "Coexist" bumper sticker. You know, the ones where a symbol from each major religious system is used to create the word "coexist." There are several different versions, but usually they try to include Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Wiccan, and Christianity. The message is that all these religions are a little bit different, but they all carry the same message, so let’s just get along. What is funny to me is that the "Coexist" bumper sticker is an oxymoron. See, with the exception of Christianity and Judaism, all the religious systems mentioned are diametrically opposed to each other.


Is there one God or are there many gods, on maybe there is no god at all, just energy? Which one? They all can’t be correct or there is a self contradiction involved, either one is correct or another is correct. Are we reincarnated and live many lives as bugs, animals and humans or do we have one life, one physical birth and one physical death? It is either one or the other? Are we saved by the grace of God or are we saved by our many good works, or is there no concept of salvation? Either there is salvation or there is not salvation. The "Coexist" bumper sticker is, an adhesive oxymoron.

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