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Thursday November 16, 2006 at 01:01 pm

Something to think about:

Excerpted from The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

…There were always those who take it upon themselves to defend God, as if Ultimate Reality, as if the sustaining frame of existence, were something weak and helpless� These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy begging for a few paise, walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think,”Business as usual.” But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening.These people fail to realize that is is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart. Meanwhile, the lot of widows and homeless children is very hard, and it is to their defence, not God’s, that the self-righteous path should rush.

There are many who would do well to try to understand the above clip.That said, if more religious zealots would spend less time preaching and more time doing, I think I would respect their views a lot more.

FendiSpyGirl said,

November 16, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

I think i agree with you.

xthexTruthxisxoutxtherex said,

November 16, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

i think Jesus would agree with you.

xsassygirlx said,

November 16, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

i’m also currently reading this book, and so far, that’s been my favorite excerpt.

keneke said,

November 16, 2006 @ 6:24 pm

amen…in a non religious way

eklipse126 said,

November 16, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

applies to religions across the board

Xcanner said,

November 16, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

I love that book…one of my all time favorites

NoBackstreetboys said,

November 16, 2006 @ 9:40 pm

What’s with this sudden backlash of oragnized religion? I LOVE IT!

shoester said,

November 17, 2006 @ 4:08 am

excellent book. read that one a couple years ago.

honeynutmegreturns said,

November 17, 2006 @ 4:56 am

excellent boooook!!!!!!

dharris said,

November 17, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

why, i do believe you’re reading the greatest book ever!

tehgimp said,

November 19, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

damn good book

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