HOW STRONGLY TO YOU STAND UP FOR YOUR FAITH? YOUR BELIEFS?
“Gagliano. Stamingo. O’Mera. Their names sounded like the mob muscle spawned in Hell’s Kitchen and Five Points. But they were tougher than those thugs. And they wore makeup. They were my elementary school teachers. It was 1959.”
All the major religions preach the Golden Rule, but war and religious wars continue to keep peace from this earth. Why? Because of greed and power hunger, of course. Because of nationalism. Yes. But sadly power, greed, and nationalism make personal beliefs a tool of war.
Judaism, my chosen religion is not interested in converts. Is your religion? Can you get to your version of heaven by good deeds alone? If not, then stand against that theology, ask that it be erased from you sacred documents, otherwise, you stand with violence whether in a school room, in your church or mosque or on the battle field.
Repair the world by your actions, that is what any worthy deity asks. Jealous Gods wanting only to be worshipped are man’s invention.
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