Respect all faiths and scriptures

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Definitions:

Respect: esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability
faith: a system of religious belief
scriptures: A sacred writing or book

Hinduism

One should have firm faith that he will achieve all success in life by following
those scriptures that describe the glories of the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, Bhagavan. At the same time, one should avoid blaspheming other
scriptures.  (Shreemad
Bhagavatam 11:3:26
)

Hinduism

The three Vedas, the school of Sankhya,
the paths of yoga, Pashupata, vaishnavas, and all other paths appear to be
different, but they reach the same goal.

The paths are many, but the goal is one.

The paths may be straight or crooked. That depends upon the taste, state, and
temperament of each who chooses a path. As the ocean is the goal of all water;
similarly, all ultimately go to God. Shiva Mahimna Stotram of Pushpadanta

Baha’i

[1] More than a century ago, Bahá’u’lláh told Bahá’ís to “Consort with
the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.”
Source

[2] O CHILDREN OF MEN! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust?
That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your
hearts how ye were created.

Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to
be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and
dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions,
the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest.

Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye
may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory.

Source: Bahá’u’lláh
— The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, Arabic 68

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