Piece Of The Puzzle Falacy?
I just had a rather interesting discussion with a few mormons this evening, and they brought up a point that I've been hearing a lot lately.
They claim that all religions have a piece of the puzzle we call truth. Apparently it doesn't matter if we're Mormon, Christian, or Muslim -- we all have some idea of who God, the almighty creator, really is.
Right off the bat, this makes no sense to me. But I can't quite figure out a way to successfully verbalize my rejection of the concept. Has anyone run into this error in thinking before, and could they help me form my thoughts into words?
I tried to explain to them that some religions are mutually exclusive from each other because they both claim the other is false, but they reiterated that as long as God the creator was involved, everybody was at least a little bit right.
At one point they claimed that all religions have a single root, an original idea of God, that has since been split up into pieces.
I'm so confused. Please help me figure this one out if you can!