Saturday, 31 March 2012

Essex or ethics?

On the issue of ethics - for most Westminster politicians it is a county just north of London.

On the issue of God / naegod: actions speak louder then words - my dad was of the view that prayer may be helpful but B' all happens until you get off your knees.

I am Buddhist in my philosophy, atheist in my beliefs and humanist in my faith. None of which makes me a better or poorer person compared to anyone who walks this earth.

The paradox of religion, like politics, is the deep insecurity that lies behind the claims of superiority of one faction over the other. The reality is we are all 'human' and are drawn to use symbolism to describe what we do not or do not wish to understand.

This does not make symbolism 'wrong' it is just what 'is' for humans whether Hindhu, Sikh, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant ... it is what people do with this symbolism and the 'why' that causes the schisms.

Just a wee reminder that these words were written by a fornicator, drunkard and atheist:

"Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
That man to man, the world o'er,
Shall brithers be for a' that."

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