It is the simple observances defined in the Five Pillars of Islam that unite Muslims across time and space and distinguish Islam from all other faiths.
Professor John L. Esposito
The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.
Thomas Carlyle (On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History)
I knew it! I knew it! Blame rests with women for the discord erupting in the family of the three great monotheistic religions.
Error alert! Error alert! St. George was not a Turk.
Did you know that St. George, the patron saint of Great Britain, was a Turk? And that he killed the dragon in Libya? Time for a little research.
The archetypal hero of old slayed the wicked dragon. But today?
How we approach “the other,” and how we approach each other, will shape everything, including our own evolving self and the cosmos in which we participate.
We like to be reminded that our central calling, our main task on this planet, is the heroic.
Ernest Becker, Ph.D.
And how are you feeding your need for heroism, dear reader? Read Full Post »
The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths: the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering