What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Monday, June 9, 2014
King Solomon, Pope Francis, and Red Jacket, Blood brothers?
Approximately three thousand years separate the lives of these three men. However, if this was not so, would they have become blood brothers if they met? You decide.
Men with strong religious beliefs believe their God to be the only true God and some are even willing die for their faith. Current news reports every day various Muslim religious beliefs and actions to condemn to death non-believers of their faith or religious sects. Christians and Jews in history did the same as well as other religions.
Red Jacket posed this question to Christians that tried to press their faith on American Indians. In my humble opinion, this same wise question should be applied to every religion, past and present that believes they must press their faith on others, regardless of what religious book they read.
“You say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the book?”
Summary of Statements of Beliefs (Blood Brothers?)
Rich and poor live side by side, Yahweh makes them all. (Proverb 22:2) – King Solomon
“Peace is not something which can be bought. It is a gift to be sought patiently and to be crafted through actions, great and small, of our everyday lives.The way of peace is strengthened if we realize that we are all of the same stock and members of one human family.” - Pope Francis
“The Great Spirit is not one that can tear the two people apart but ultimately unite them in their ability to peacefully coexist.” – Red Jacket