16th November 2013

“I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.”

Seán O'Casey1880 – 1964

4 Responses to “16th November 2013”

  1. RJ Says:

    what a great quote !

  2. Jeff Says:

    Spoken as a true Irish patriot, and only now starting to come to life.

  3. Will Says:

    “Tolerance can, and must, be learned. We need to teach girls and boys not just how to live together but how to act together as global citizens. We need to nurture tolerance by promoting cultural understanding and respect — from parliaments to the playground. We need to tackle growing inequality and reject social exclusion based on gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, and ethnic or religious background.” -From UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Day, November 18.

    I’m a quiet atheist who has coped with disapproval, marginalization and rejection throughout life. Strong in my nonfaith, I nevertheless coexist in harmony with many believers. The quote is divisive, and would certainly offend many good people of faith whose religion is the basis of their morality. We can be tolerant and understanding without being reactive or militant. It starts with us. Are we part of the problem, or part of the solution?

  4. Will Says:

    Clarification of my previous comment: It was the O’Casey quote, not my Ban quote, that I found divisive.