This article, Seeking Common Ground in Faith – washingtonpost.com, is just standard ecumania, but at the end comes a staggering statement: “Intolerance means demanding that people practice only one religion.”
I have heard others express the view that a person in this day and age really needs to practice more than one religion. (Thus we have the female episcopal priest who is also a Muslim.) Only postmodernists, having rejected reason with its sensitivity to contradictions, could think it is possible to assent to the beliefs of two different religions at the same time. But notice how this latest position (to which, according to the article, no one at the ecumaniacal gathering dissented) ups the ante: You are “intolerant”–the postmodernists’ One Deadly Sin– if you do NOT allow for more than one religion.
The old relativism allowed for the diversity of the various religions. The new relativism does not allow the various religions to be diverse, in the sense of their being separate and different, but rather insists that they all be amalgamated into a new polytheistic pantheon.
This is how Rome handled the religious diversity of its empire, bring all of the different deities into one Pantheon and allow all religious practices under the auspices of the Divine Emperor. Religions that would not go along, of course, such as Christianity, had to be exterminated in the name of religious harmony and toleration.