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How can one philosophically refute pluralism?

Many current trends affect our world today such as globalism, multiculturalism, relativism and pluralism. Pluralism is based on the idea that all beliefs are true. To refute this, we must prove that there is one true and one false view. Either God exists, or He does not. One or the other has to be true.

We have to differentiate between freedom of religion and pluralism. Some people have taken the notion of equal toleration of religious expressions to mean that all religions are equally true. Simple logic tells us that all these various religious "truths" cannot be true at the same time and in the same way. For instance since Jews, Christians, and Muslims all identify Jesus of Nazareth differently, they simply cannot, logically speaking, all be correct. The Christian philosopher Ronald H. Nash declares that anyone who would become a pluralist, must first abandon the very principles of logic that make all significant thought, action, and communication possible.
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