So on to what I really was thinking in math class today.
Believe it or not, this is what suddenly occurred to me: that it is similar to religion and spirituality. The teacher was explaining two different ways to do a problem, and emphasized that they both work, and get you to the same place.
That's how I feel about religion/spirituality. Yeah, there are different paths, you'll pray to different deities, go to different afterlifes and whatnot...but ultimately, in the end, we'll all wind up in the same place. Just like the math problem.
Of course, that's just my personal belief. Feel free to disagree with me -- after all, this is only one Pagan's thoughts. :)