The World’s Two “Great” Religions

The following George Pyle editorial appeared in the SLTrib (13 Aug 2011):

Really, though, there are only two religions in the world. One is Arrogance. The other is Humility.

The Arrogants have it all figured out. They know the secrets of the universe. They know what God is, what God wants, what God will punish them — or, more likely, punish other people — for. The certainty of it all, the ability to avoid thinking for oneself, has been attractive to many peoples throughout history.

The Humbles know they do not know. They sense that the universe is full of secrets, which they may never grasp. They take comfort, then, in the idea that even though they don’t know it all, there is a deity, a creator, a force of nature, that does, and that, whether by faith, by good works or by grace, each of us might receive a glimpse of the bigger picture, if not in this life then in the next.

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One Response to The World’s Two “Great” Religions

  1. dor says:

    This is beautiful.

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