Tolerance vs Strife; Historical Moments 2021

Posted February 25, 2021 by stilsonlewis

There is a poem that contains the line,"I believe in God even when He is silent." The author is unknown.

There is a poem that contains the line,"I believe in God even when He is silent." It is from a poem that was written on the wall of a concentration camp in Cologne during World War II.
It is a simple statement of pure faith. This is a translation into English, and we just say "God". But the deity is called by many names because there are many languages.There are also many religions, and some use different words to refer to God. Some religions, even within themselves, see God with different attitudes or aspects; some see a loving, forgiving spirit, and some see a jealous, demanding angry spirit. There are other ways we experience this entity, often personal. This is an important aspect of human nature, this spiritual relationship, or even the choice of no relationship.

A simple statement of faith in a time of darkness and turmoil is uplifting. Where it was found is witness to the intolerance the human race can have and violently express. "Respect the religious beliefs of others." is precept 18 of The Way To Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard points out, "Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships." Consider this; how do you observe this could help?
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Issued By Martha Stilson
Country United States
Categories Arts , Government , Religion
Tags hate , god , religious tolerance , spirit , Human Nature
Last Updated February 25, 2021