CCSOflag (?) made an interesting statement in a post I just read . . . something to the effect that he/she is a Christian but doesn't discount the possibility of other religions being true. That's fascinating to me because I think the same thing. Of course I am not certain . . .what's the purpose of faith where there's certainty? If I make a claim that can easily be demonstrated to be true, it requires no faith to accept it . . .such as . . . some birds can fly. It doesn't take faith to believe that statement. "God exists" on the other hand requires faith or as some would argue mental illness.
So, my question is. . . and I'm interested in all answers but more so from non-believers . . . do you think when people say they are Christian or Muslim or Whatever that there is implicit certainty in their response? Or are you inferring a claim of certainty because of they way they state their belief? Do you think there would be more tolerance of religion generally if people were careful to state their beliefs like CCSOflag did? Like "I believe in Christ because of my life experiences, but obviously, because I claim faith I am implying uncertainty."