The Buddhist scholar Joseph Goldstein talks about "not knowing" as a respectful way of letting two views live side by side. I feel that the practice of dialogue is one of "not knowing." That said, from the inside it feels like "I know" how that religion feels for me. It seems that in deepest dialogue in friendship with each other we share the same dimension of the one, true and universal experience of the holy. Indeed, whenever we become overly "literal" in the interpretation of our faith and insist on a linear logic to express it, the mystery that holds so much of our religious practice and feelings is diminished.

Mary Margaret Funk, Islam Is