Evangelicals, new age & other beliefs impact Southeast Asia

Nov 23, 2013 Full story: The Free Press, Independent News Media

BANGKOK, Thailand -- American evangelist Billy Graham's controversial son Franklin, who said Buddhists cannot "get to heaven" and Islam "is very evil and wicked," began a three-night Christian festival on Friday in Buddhist-majority Thailand's second biggest city, Chiang Mai.

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Frank

Keswick, Canada

#1 Nov 24, 2013
So what are you trying to kindle? Feeling 'J'?
It is but natural for every religious leader to say that only his religion makes people eligible to heaven.
WeAreEverywhere

Walnut Creek, CA

#2 Nov 24, 2013
Frank wrote:
So what are you trying to kindle? Feeling 'J'?
It is but natural for every religious leader to say that only his religion makes people eligible to heaven.
No, it isn't natural for religions to teach that those who believe what the preacher says are rewarded and those who disagree are destroyed or tortured for eternity.

This kind of judgmental thinking is only practiced by "exclusive" religions such as Catholicism and it's derivatives.

There is another kind of religious faith based on experiential knowledge that can be found.

It's called "inclusive" religion. Inclusive religion is not threatened by what people believe and is based on personally acquired knowledge rather than blind faith.

Look around you. There are people who practice inclusive religion. They don't preach much except maybe with their impartial caring actions demonstrating the fruits of their religion.
Richard ONeil

Corvallis, OR

#3 Nov 30, 2013
Franklin Graham is just stating what the Bible says.
Jesus said "I am the way, truth and the life, no one goes to the Father, but through me" There is only one path to heaven. Jesus Christ is it. You may not like the message but that is the one of the Bible read it understand it was God's free gift for humanity.
raleuth

Olympia, WA

#4 Jan 11, 2014
become a heathen and all other beliefs are of no substance.

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