Brother personally I believe that there is much Truth in religions before Christ came because to every person God was unknown and unreachable…
Brother, I was a Comparative Religions major for years (I ended up changing majors after coming Home to Orthodoxy). Believe me, I know where you are coming from. Yes, people have always been looking for the Truth, even before He was Incarnate. Christ is truly the fulfillment of all generations.
However, I believe you have missed the main point of my post. The particular factor of this project that I was trying to emphasize is not the simple “comparison of religions”… but rather the specific method in which they were making this comparison. This project had nothing to do with actual theological/spiritual comparison of different belief systems… all they did is feed raw text data into computers to cross-reference letters, words, and phrases. Thus, they are using mere logic and rationale alone (basically 1’s and 0’s) to try and “decipher” spirituality. In the process they end up propagating none other than the glorification of (fallen) human logic over every and all other notions of deity.
This project isn’t some random fluke, it is a prime example of contemporary society’s view of how true wisdom can be achieved:
human evolution via our own darkened logic instead of
Divine Revelation via God’s enlightening grace.
Lord have mercy