One could say, are the world's religions not like the many fingers and toes of one body, each slightly different, but equally important for that body's functioning?
Yes one certainly could say that. In fact, that same metaphor was used very well in a very beautiful video titled [SIZE=-1] Fire on the Mountain: A Gathering of Shamans.
A very important gathering hosted by the Dalai Lama. I highly recommend it.
I like to think of the various traditions as instruments in a symphony, playing together. The various instruments sound different, but they play the same melody.