Whoring, Polygamy, or Just Friendship? Or, Can a Mormon Be a Buddhist?: How Might Latter-day Saints Think of the Other Religions Recent discussions of the plurality of religions have centered around three possible stances toward another’s religion. We can be exclusivists claiming that our tradition is the only true one and that all others are wrong. Any investigation of the other is only to show how it is wrong or it is whoreing after false gods. We can be an inclusivist claiming that all religions are really versions of our own, which is the true faith. Or we can be pluralists and claim that all religions are somehow true, that they are examples of a transcendent truth that is beyond the finite expression of any one faith, or perhaps that different religions may represent different truths. In this paper, I use the metaphor of marriage to indicate problems with each of these positions. I find Mormons that fit into all three.
James McLachlan, Brian Birch