|—||Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)|
|—||Mahatma Gandhi (via feellng)|
|—||Yasmin Mogahed (via mirroir)|
"Whether life is seen as a struggle or a gift depends on one’s attitude of mind, not on one’s circumstances."
Huber, C. (1990). That which you seek is causing you to seek.
Murphys, CA: Keep It Simple Books.
|—||Paulo Coelho (via elige)|
I am not. My criticism of priesthood is directed to all forms of priestly hierarchies not just those in the Catholic church. I do not approve of the idea that we must have a class of priests to intercede for us with God. This includes all such organizations. In my view most priesthoods are in the business of staying in business and often this translates into abuses of power. I include certain Buddhist clergy in this as well. I wish to note that I separated from my own tradition over just this sort of thing.
One of my criticisms of Christian priestly traditions is the fact that Jesus himself was an outspoken critic of the priestly classes. In fact this is a big part of why he was murdered. The Catholic priesthood is just the pagan Roman priesthood given a Christian gloss after Constantine. In fact the bishopric of Rome was assumed by the same ancient Roman families who had run the Roman state religion for centuries. Instead of Jupiter they substituted Jesus barely missing a tick. Prior to this, in the time of St. Paul there was no priesthood. Bishops were elected and confession was heard in congregation.
Quite frankly if Jesus were to come back today his first order of business would be to ask the Catholic priesthood why they were sitting on so much wealth when so many people were hungry. Something I note that the new Pope is doing much to his credit.
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|—||Hamza Yusuf (via rabeevstheworld)|
|—||D.H. Lawrence (via infamoussayings)|
Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.
After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.