Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men (Mankind)

Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men (Mankind). This is one of the phrases we always hear at this time of year, and of course, it is a sentiment most people agree with.

December is a time of year when many religions celebrate a holiday that has to do with the returning of the light. Christmas, Winter Solstice, Yule, Hanukka, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day and Saturnalia to name the most widely known.

I am just thinking how much more peaceful the world would be if every kind of religion simply did what they do with the people who choose to join them. In other words, no proselytizing by any religion. Just let everyone choose what they would like to be a part of. That also means allowing that there are those who wish to not be a part of any. Let people just gravitate to the choice they feel suits them best.

There are religions that just act that way, figuring that those who are interested will find their way to them. And then there are those who want to convert others to their way.

My wish for world peace is that it would be a good start if nobody tried to convert anyone else.

Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men (Mankind)

1 comment:

Kitsune in Dreams said...

This, too, is one of my biggest beliefs. However, you put it must more elegantly than I ever could. Cheers