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How do you respond to the opinion that all religions are basically the same?

Dr. Ramdas Lamb discusses the diversity of religion throughout the world. He sees religions as similar only in their attempt to answer the same questions about the meaning of human life. On the grand scale, religions are very different in their answers to these questions, and we are often unable to know if their interpretation of the answers is really the same.

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About the Interviewee:

Dr. Ramdas Lamb is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii. He specializes in comparative religion and the religious traditions of India. From 1969 to 1978 he lived in India as a Hindu monk and he has also studied the traditions and practices of the Ramnami community. Dr. Lamb is President and co-founder of the Sahayog Foundation.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.

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