How can one develop a mature, personal philosophy, without becoming familiar with the deepest and noblest convictions of mankind? And what do hamburgers have in common with comparative religion?
For Ken, comparative religion (or this study of the deepest and noblest convictions), is no different than using two eyes instead of one. We simply get a broader and more complete perspective.
Comparative religion is the branch or study of religions, concerned with the systematic comparison of doctrines and practices of world religions. This study yields an understanding not simply of information or trivia knowledge, but the underlying philosophical concerns of different people, cultures, and histories.
In developing a mature and well rounded philosophy, discovering different definitions of God, morality, and the good life does not have to be a game of finally picking the one whole Truth – but of stitching together many Truths to form an ever greater whole.
The flavors of the world, whether in food or in the divine, will enrich our experience of life – if only we are brave enough to try them.