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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Unity of Humanity

Politics and Religion seem to fragment, aggravate, and divide humankind-

We're all in the same boat, we're all in this thing together, for better or worse -a worldwide community, the global village, spaceship earth, the third rock from the sun, floating in space, out here all alone, in this lonely spiral arm of the milky way galaxy..

No matter what we believe, in religion or politics, we should help our fellow man, our fellow citizens, and strive to make a better world for All (including animals, foreigners, strangers, enemies, prisoners, the rich, the poor, of all backgrounds and persuasions, alike and different).

We're all human, and much more alike than we are different.  Right?
War is never good, and demonization is always a step in the wrong direction.
Let's do the right thing, and respect and appreciate and be grateful for one another; be kind and helpful and friendly, and strive to be happy and pleasant and cheerful and even humorous.

Personally, I find all religions interesting, if not "trippy," and my idea of fun is visiting lots of different kinds of religious services, sampling the variety, and broadening my perspective, and integrating it all into "one ball of wax."  Maybe it's my virgo nature that likes to analyze all the philosophies, beliefs, dogmas, practices.  I prefer critical thinking to blind faith and obedience, such as when an entire congregation slavishly (like zombies, in my opinion) recite the songs, prayers, and creeds put before them.  I would like to see rigid sectarianism and exclusivity replaced with global openness and curiosity about all forms of spirituality and religious expression.  Why not everybody as everything!?  We really could be!  (It's biblical, actually.  god is love, and love believes in all things)
1 John 4:8/4:16b; 1 Corinthians 13:7

My mom says "to each his own" and we should only believe in things "good and true," which is the flip side of the same coin.  Human nature is varied, and diversity is good, and maybe everybody is wrong! (which also needs be considered, if not believed.)  Does anybody actually believe in something bad and false?!  Actually, I'm not sure it matters one iota what anyone believes.  I believe in freedom, so no one should be persecuted for their beliefs, right or wrong.  But you are free to believe otherwise!  Of course, they say the Pope is infallible (!).

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