The false belief that all religions are equally valid. (This can be extended to worldviews and lifestyles.) See the law of non-contradiction for an example why pluralism is wrong, or for more information read the article The Flaws of Relativism by Dr Steve Kumar. Kenneth R Samples puts it well in his article The Challenge of Religious Pluralism: Most people who believe the "all religions lead to God" are unaware of the insurmountable intellectual difficulties with this view. Therefore, the claim that one religion is exclusively true is often met with the charge that one is dogmatic, narrow-minded, or just plain arrogant. While people can act arrogantly and often do, to claim that one religion is exclusively true is not provincial or narrow-minded. As noted earlier, the only logical conclusion, in view of the multiple contradictions among the world's religions, is that one religious world view is true and the rest false, or that all the respective religions are false. As one philosopher put it, a world where all religions are simultaneously true would be a "cosmic madhouse."
A state in which numerous ethnic, religious or cultural groups coexist within one nation or where numerous points of view exist within one movement. The understanding that no one point of view can account for all of the things that happen in this life.
government carried out by a process of bargaining and compromise between a variety of competing leadership groups (business, labor, government, etc.). Advocates of pluralism claim that it best serves the democratic ideal in a complex modern society, in which individual participation in every act of decision-making is impractical. According to pluralism, individual rights and interests are protected by a sort of extra-constitutional checks and balances: No single group holds the dominant power position, power is always shifting, and individuals can have influence on policy-making through being active in one of these power groups. Some claim that America is such a pluralistic society; other theories say that pluralism is in fact a myth and American society is elitist.