My religion is far more successful in telling me how the world works than
is any other religion.
I've got the Evidence to prove it!
|A yacka and the Wilpena landscape|
The whole thing needs to be loved and protected.
My gods are living gods, not fossils.
My holy book is kept right up to date, it's not based on the state of
the world and the beliefs of men who lived a thousand or more years ago.
It is continually being improved and added to so that the changing world and
the changing needs of society can be accommodated.
Sure, I have to think for myself, continually look for what is right and
what is wrong, continually check the facts, examine my beliefs; not just
follow what some preacher, priest, imam or monk tells me.
That's a job that I try to do as well as I can and it's a price I'm very
willing to pay.
What is the message of my religion?
Love of learning, of knowledge, love of the whole world; not just of your
sect, your nation, your race; not just love of humanity; love of all
animals, plants, the biosphere, the Earth,
the Universe – the whole works.
Despise money and power, and those who devote themselves to the pursuit of
money and power.
Oppose those who place money and power ahead of what is right.
Use education, with tollerance and patience, to move society away from
injustice, ignorance, bigotry, dogma, superstition and all beliefs not
founded on evidence.
Do whatevery you can, with tollerance and patience, to work toward a better,
more just, more caring and sustainable world.
But above all, think critically about everything.