Thursday, February 26, 2009

Elephant Cartography

"Are all the religons of the world like the blind men describing the elephant, each one sensing only part of the elephant, but no one sees the whole truth? Or are all religons like the road to the top of the mountain, taking different paths, but everyone reaching the same summit? The only way you could say all the the religions of the world are like blind men only seeing part of the elephant is if you assume you can the whole elephant. There's no way to say all the religons of the world can only see part of the truth is if you can see the whole truth..."

Tim Keller, quoting somebody else quoting somebody else

1 comment:

Jerry said...

Maybe the blind men are at the zoo, each touching a different animal? And is this a petting zoo, should they be touching animals by themselves? Sounds dangerous to me...