The true meaning of religion is forgiving.
Originally published 2000
Saw a sign in front of the church the other day. Something to the effect of:
We forgive others…
He forgives us.
That struck a chord. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Yeah!
It’s a shame the religion has gotten so bogged down in the concept of “belief”, and that somehow this “belief” ensures “salvation”. There was a wonderful PBS special on early Christianity the other night. It wasn’t always so. The Gnostic Christians, in particular, were focused on receiving Jesus’ message. What better message than, dying on the cross, to ask for one’s persecutioners to be forgiven? Yeah!
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