“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” ~~ Napoleon Bonaparte
I wanted to start this post with something profound about the church and religion. I searched for quotes on the internet and found more than one that I liked, so today you get photos with quotes because, otherwise, this would be a very short post. I am not religious, though I consider myself spiritual on a certain level. No, I’m not a goody-two-shoes, though I try to do as much good as possible. I know I often fall short. But I keep trying.
“We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.” ~~ Barack Obama
I am not political, either. Not until recently, that is. I don’t see how anyone can just sit back nowadays and not speak up for what they believe in. And I’m not just talking about only the people who believe the way I believe. My wife and I do not agree all the time. We may have an argument- she likes to call it a discussion- but, after all is said and done, I still love her.
“I’m going to tell you what my religion is. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Period. Terminato. Finito.” ~~ Gene Wilder
Did Gene Wilder really believe this? Or was he merely speaking the words of a screenwriter? I don’t know, but I do believe in it wholeheartedly. Of course, as in all other things, I fail occasionally. And epically. But I try. That is my mantra, I guess. Keep trying!
“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~~ Abraham Lincoln
I don’t think Honest Abe was ever so succinct. This must be an excerpt from a much longer speech. And that “Honest Abe” moniker? Please. He was a politician. But then, just maybe things were different back then and one could be a politician and still maintain their values. Their humanity. I hope so.