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Quote of the Day: “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

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We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.

One might expect this quote from Nelson Mandela or such, but it is interesting that it comes from J.K. Rowling, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I think it clearly shows that despite the many Christian churches at the time who thought that somehow her books were somehow satanic, and called for them to be banned; in fact the philosophy of Ms. Rowling and that of a Mr. Jesus (at least as written in parts of the modern bible) are not that different.

This week I’m going to focus on quotes that embody what we have come to understand the holidays of this season to mean, whatever their original origin may actually be. While traditions and rituals may be great blessings in bringing families and communities together, we must be careful to not let our identity with these to separate us from our other human family members.  And we can achieve this ability to transcend individual tradition by going deeper into meaning, as the holidays of this season share the value of human kindness.

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December 21st, 2013 at 11:59 am

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  1. […] seem like an over-simplified statement that she makes, but as I will argue soon, when combined with J.K. Rowling’s quote from yesterday, it may be what humanity needs for […]

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