Monthly Archives: January 2017

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Source: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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Fear first step to hatred

Holocaust lessons we must never forget

 

FEAR first step to hatred

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”

– Edmund Burke.

from

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11788458

I, as a Jew, cannot forget the Holocaust.

What is it that turns friends into enemies, neighbours into strangers, and leads otherwise decent human beings to rob others, first of their humanity and then of their lives?

Each case is different, but it seems to me that it begins with fear.

When the world changes, and not for the better, people start worrying about what the future holds. Fear is the most ancient and powerful of all human instincts, and usually it seeks an object, something to focus on. When you hear the words, “It’s all the fault of” – the fault of the Jews, the Muslims, the Tutsis, anyone – that’s when the alarms should start ringing. Because if history teaches anything, it is that it doesn’t take evil men to commit evil deeds.

All it takes is fear and a willingness to blame others.

The Holocaust is more than an event that happened somewhere else, a long time ago. In today’s unstable world we have to build bridges of friendship across faiths and ethnicities so strong that they can withstand even the worst hurricane of hate. Friendship creates hope, hope defeats fear, and we can handle any future so long as we do it together, made stronger not weaker by our differences.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, and Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College, London.

from (and for the full article see)

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11788458

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred”

– Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India

 

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”
 
dawn-best

 

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pictures from http://www.anewdawnbook.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power…”

https://fromseedsofhatetobondsoflove.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/there-is-only-one-thing-that-has-power-completely-and-that-is-love-because-when-a-man-loves-he-seeks-no-power-and-therefore-he-has-power/

and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

love-angelou

from http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

and

http://www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com

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picture from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”
dawn-best

A writers dream(s)

Shared by  craig “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”,

“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”
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“Together, one mind, one heart, one life (one small step at a time), let’s inspire the world.”

Diversity Rules

Tolerance and Respect

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11784621

PS

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/whilst-we-can-and-should-cherish-and-celebrate-our-unique-differences-let-not-our-different-beliefs-divide-us-but-let-the-spirit-of-our-shared-humanity-be-what-defines-a-3/

Rainbow touch (from flickr.com)

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Stairway to Heaven: “Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”

Craig's Quotes

Stairway to Heaven: “Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”

For more pictures on this theme see

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=%E2%80%9CFaith+walks+up+the+stairs+that+love+built%E2%80%A6to+a+window+that+hope+opened.%E2%80%9D&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisoPDCkbPRAhUCn5QKHTarD5YQ_AUICSgC&biw=1242&bih=589

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c
“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”
PPS

love-angelou

picture from http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

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In Defence of Islam

"Extremist" for Tolerance, Moderation and Respec

“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32)

for the full letter by Najam Ul Islam see

http://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20161114/281861528082877

PPS

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/whilst-we-can-and-should-cherish-and-celebrate-our-unique-differences-let-not-our-different-beliefs-divide-us-but-let-the-spirit-of-our-shared-humanity-be-what-defines-a-3/

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