November 18, 2009

If Only...

I came across these two quotes by Algernon Black...

Both are very thought provoking...


"The religions of humanity should be a unifying force, for all the great religions reveal a basic unity in ethics. Whether it be Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism or Confucianism, all grow out of a sense of the sacredness of human life."

"This moral sensitivity to the sacredness of human personality -- the Commandments not to kill, not to hurt, not to put a stumbling block in the path of the blind, not to neglect the widow or the fatherless, not to exploit the servant or the worker -- all this can be found in the Bibles of humanity, in all the sacred books."

If only those who murder innocent people in the name of religion could read those words and comprehend them...


If only those individuals who believe violence, destruction and instilling fear in the innocent could just read those words...

and open their hearts...

to the true meaning of religion...

which is love...

If only...  







2 comments:

Sanctified Together said...

Amen! Thanks for sharing these quotes!

thatgirlblogs said...

your blog (and your thoughts) are beautiful, I am quite happy here!