I told someone the other day, much to his surprise that I was a Christian. He asked whether I though my religion was the only true religion to which I replied yes. He seemed somewhat 'offended' by this and sneered at me, strange given that he's a staunch atheist but I guess that's the nature of the world today.

But I wondered, what is the best response to give when someone asks if you think that your religion is the only one.

  • can you specify which denomination you'd like an answer from? There is a Jehovah Witness answer, I could give you an LDS/Mormon answer.
    – depperm
    May 14, 2018 at 12:12
  • I think what you mean to ask is this: "What is the best response to give when someone asks you if you think your religion is the only true one?" The word "true" makes all the difference, in my opinion. Obviously there are many, many religions. Which one is true (or truer than all the rest) is the sticking point for many people, atheists included. May 14, 2018 at 12:19
  • @rhetorician fair point, I've edited the question
    – Shazoo
    May 14, 2018 at 12:20
  • interpersonal.stackexchange.com. This would actually be a good question on the interpersonal skills site. You are really not looking for a denominational POV but a skillful way of answering an awkward query
    – User 14
    May 14, 2018 at 15:52
  • @Kris In my experience asking religious questions on a non-religious forum just causes arguments and a reason for people to get nasty. I wanted to ask on here to get the perspective from someone who is a Christian
    – Shazoo
    May 14, 2018 at 15:55

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Jehovah’s Witnesses are often asked this question. In fact it is a FAQ on our official website.

The answer given here may be helpful to anyone trying to formulate a polite response to such a question.

Those who are serious about religion should think that the one they’ve chosen is acceptable to God and Jesus. Otherwise, why would they be involved in it? Jesus Christ didn’t agree with the view that there are many religions, many roads, all leading to salvation. Rather, he said: ““Narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it.”” (Matthew 7:14) Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that they’ve found that road. Otherwise, they’d look for another religion.

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