I heard an incredibly PC phrase last week while I was on a course facilitated by a Jospephite nun. She was talking about people who belong to different religions (other than Catholicism) and she referred to them as "Christians of other realities". Interesting turn of phrase, huh?
I guess if you belong to another religion then that religion is your reality. It's what you believe and it's what you know. But, in the bigger picture, can all religions be reality? Or is there only one reality?
I'm of the (fairly black and white) opinion that there can only ever be one reality in any given situation. Sure, people's views and opinions will be influenced by all sorts of things which means the way they view this reality will be through their own lense. But the actual reality doesn't change.
An analogy of this might be a person who is colour-blind. There may be a green table that they truly believe is red. However, the REALITY is that the table is green. Sure, the colour-blind person's reality is that the table is red, but this is not the true reality of the situation and, although that's how they see it, they are wrong.
So, what do you all think about this phrase "Christian's of other realities"? Am I being too black and white? Is it possible to have several realities all operating at the same time? Or can there ever only be one reality?