Saturday, September 12, 2009

Barack Obama on the Meaning of it All

In his speech to the Arab world in Cairo on June 4, 2009, President Obama('s speechwriter) put it succinctly:

"The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now that must be our work here on Earth."

This is a beautiful, worldy use of the concept of God. Religion and politics are not necessarily at odds. Ideally, they are about the same thing: Creating peace on Earth.

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