“The problem today lies not in getting religion into business and personal relations, but in getting life and light into our personal religion.” — Eric Butterworth, from Discover the Power Within You, Harper and Row 1968
If you are beginning to realize there may be more to the message of Jesus than what you have been taught in church, the New Thought classic Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth is a good place to start. This book is available in our bookstore.
“Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.”
—- Radhanath Swami
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Here in the American Midwest we say we won’t discuss politics or religion. In reality, we won’t discuss them with people who disagree. We will talk about both all day long with those considered “like minded.”
This rule is supposed to prevent conflict. What it does is cause conflict by preventing communication. The gridlock and lack of cooperation in our Federal government is also in our cities, neighborhoods and even our homes.
Nothing will get better while we choose sides and blame each other. We must start talking. Next time you are tempted to shut down a conversation with “I don’t discuss…” perhaps you really should talk about it. Listen with an open mind and both sides might just learn something