Religionist Should Be Gently


At the Rock Temple visiting a great many Buddhas, reclining, standing and cobra-hooded, I wait beside a sacred spot where prayers are offered (a great place for offering-nicking monkeys bottom-left) and see this sign, exhorting all those of different religions to remember that ‘good health is marked by a respect for all others regardless of religions or not’.

I couldn’t help thinking that some of the Christian ministers in the middle of America might be better people if they did the same.

3 comments on “Religionist Should Be Gently”

  1. Reggie says:

    Don’t hold your breath. They don’t even respect their own religion – or at least not its founder – much less any other religion or philosophy. Not bloody likely to change, either. Not cynical, just realistic.

  2. Helen Martin says:

    It is unfortunate that the sign is necessary. (No one posts a sign about things that never happen. Any school I was subbing in that had a school rules sign beginning “In this school we keep our hands to ourselves” was a place where I knew there was a problem with pinching or fistfights.) It’s all about R E S P E C T.

  3. Anne Fernie says:

    ‘Gentle Behaviour’ – never mind religion, just take THAT as your life philosphy and you’ll be fine…….

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