[sword-devel] Other religions?

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 10 Apr 2004 12:05:06 -0700

Lee Braiden,

	As stated by others, CrossWire's goal is explicitely and exclusively to 
bring the Good News of Jesus Christ's saving sacrifice to a dying world.

	I personally am Socratic enough about my faith to welcome the 
comparison and study of other religions.  I know the God I serve and am 
fully convinced that He is real.  I have nothing to hide and welcome-- 
even encourage-- the challenge.

	The software, in and of itself, can display material in a variety of 
formats.  There is nothing that would need 'modifying' for the engine to 
display 'texts of other faiths'-- a fork of the code would not be 
necessary.  Our remote module installation tool allows for multiple 
sources of texts.  You might merely consider hosting an alternate 
repository of texts.

	Again, my personal belief is that there is Absolute Truth, and Christ 
is the embodiment of that Truth.  I believe He Loves all men and desires 
them to come to a saving knowledge of the Truth.  And I know He said, 
"Seek and you will find."  Trusting Him to be faithful to that promise, 
I would welcome any effort to make seekers out of a vastly complacent 
and indifferent, or mindlessly accepting world.

	Encouraging the reader to note the attributions made above to 
CrossWire's purpose and those distinct to my personal convictions.


Lee Braiden wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wonder if what your opinions are on the texts of other faiths?  Any 
> objections to modifying SWORD so that it's useful to a wider audience?
> -- 
> Lee Braiden
> lee_b@member.fsf.org
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