Welcome to the fascinating study of the world’s religions. This site supplements textbook knowledge with religious experience, expressed through literature and art.
Awareness of world religions can open our eyes to the depths of our common humanity, or build walls of separation. It's our choice. I hope the readings in this site build bridges, not walls. Please remember: in attempting to be objective about religions, scholars are being objective about what is essentially a subjective experience.
Therefore we need to supplement scholarship about religions with the experience of people who practice those religions. Each religion is dear to the heart of its followers, who worship their most intimate and beloved form of deity. That form cannot be disconnected from their hearts. If these readings spark your interest, don’t stop here: go on to cultivate friendships with people of other faiths whenever you can.