Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our moral duty?

"Examination of a Witch"
Artist: Thompkins H. Matteson

It troubles me so much that Christianity has turned into some sort of purity cult in many quarters:

There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson


  1. What a profound quote from RLS! Sounds biblical:)

  2. That is such a good quote. Reminds of 12 steps--the only person I can change is myself. And then Emerson's quote: "The only way to have a friend is to be one."


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