I find it sad that fundamental errors about Judaism can be widely accepted as truths. Here's an example: Wikipedia has an article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exclusivism , which states that:
Religious exclusivism asserts that one religion is true and that all others are in error.
It has two forms:
- Absolute exclusivism asserts that one must be born into the religion to be a true adherent. Historical examples are the religion of Athens during the golden age, Judaism and some forms of Hinduism.
- Relative exclusivism asserts that conversion is mandatory. Examples are Christianity and Islam. (end quote)
If so, I have to wonder why a lie is so successful when a simple truth would do as well. Maybe the concept that Judaism is so confident and enlightened amidst a sea of reactionaries would be troubling. Or maybe I'm reading too much into this, and the definition was posted by a fourteen year old ignoramus or an intellectual vandal.