Saturday, December 19, 2015

contribute to the world some beauty, joy, happiness, celebration...

 "According to me a religious person is one
who contributes to the world some beauty, 
some joy, some happiness, some celebration 
which was not there - something new, 
something fresh, some more flowers. 
But religion has never been defined 
the way I am defining it. 
All the ways religion has been defined 
have been proved absolutely ugly and wrong. 
But they have not helped humanity to rise
 to the heights of joy and beauty and love. 
They have drowned the whole humanity 
in misery and suffering,
 they have not taught you freedom. On the contrary, they have enforced on you all kinds of slavery in the name of obedience. Obedience to whom? Obedience to the priests, obedience to those who have money, obedience to those who have power - in short, obedience to all the vested interests." 

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I like that definition of religion.