Great Quote on True Religion

Yesterday — the day after I posted about last week’s “discussion” of theology on The Ornery American — a friend from the Codex Writers Group, Kirsten Lincoln, posted an excellent quote she’d found on the Net:

“True religion invites us to become better people. False religion tells us that this has already occurred.”
— Islamic scholar Abdal-Hakim Murad

Click on through to read her entire blog entry. Go ahead. Really.

Bottom line: I wish I’d had that quote handy when I was Being Ornery. I think I could’ve been clearer that even though I feel that I’m a better person now than I used to be, I know that I am not yet truly a good person. I still have a long way to go.

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0 Responses to Great Quote on True Religion

  1. Gray Rinehart says:

    Certainly James 1:27 refers to pure (do some translations say “true”?) and undefiled religion, but is that the only possible description? I don’t think it invalidates the previous quote. I could be wrong.

    Thanks for your comment!

  2. Anonymous says:

    …and here I thought true religion (and undefiled) was to help the widows and orphans. ~ Janice