Friday, January 14, 2011

Good religion, bad religion

Artist: Fra Angelico

Here's something I just came across that explains the situation very well, I think:

Good religion teaches us about a good God and encourages us to be like Him to the people of the world. Bad religion teaches us about a good God and encourages us to look down on the people of the world because they are not as good as God is.

~ Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt

7 comments:

  1. oh, i like this one quite a bit!

    p.s. my word verification was crech:)

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  2. I'm really glad you like it, Roberta. It definitely spoke to me as well.

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  3. This is wonderful Ellie. When I think of Jesus, who he befriended and 'hung out with' and those he chose...... I need not say more.
    Andie

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  4. I think it was the Dalai Lama that said "I like your Christ, but I do not care for your Christians".

    I REALLY LIKE this blog. I became a follower.

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  5. Hi, Mr. Bill. Welcome! I'm really glad you like the blog and I hope you'll visit often.

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  6. To Mr. Bill,

    The Dalai Lama is "spot on" isn't he? I'm afraid I have to admit, I feel the same way, with some exceptions of couse, such as Sr. Ellie!

    May 2011 be kind to everyone!
    annie c

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  7. It was Gandhi and the full comment was "I like your Christ, but i do not care for your Christians. they are so very unlike your Christ."

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