Would it not be wonderful if all human beings on Earth came to understand that each is as divine as the other--indeed, that all, all creations in the infinite Cosmos are imbued by their maker with the same indelibible divineness of their same maker?
There are an estimated 4,300 "different" religions on Earth, each praying to the same God, but calling their same God different names.
Yet, there can be only one maker of the infinite Cosmos.
Why, therefore, do we contine this false notion, this illusion, through millennia, fighting wars over these illusory differences, killing millions and millions and millions of other human beings because we are unwilling to see truth, let alone embrace it?
These fake differences at best keep all of us on Earth separate, divided, and thus cause us tragically to see those of us with different skin colors, different physical features, using different languages and dialects, having different customs, at best appearing different from ourselves, and at worst, instigating untold killings of "others."
If ever you saw a beautiful painting, no doubt you would see in it many differences: colors, forms, shapes, contours, all of which collectively you might find at the least interesting, at most beautiful.
But what if you saw only a white canvass with nothing on it?
Would you find that beautiful, engrossing, mesmerizing, even to any extent satisfying?
But this is the canvass racists, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, white nationalists, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and so many others like them, want hanging in their houses.
Hate, unconsciously of themselves because the were never loved, is their religion. And just like their religious forebearers of the Middle Ages, they are now fighting their Crusades against others who appear different from themselves, but ironically and tragically are not.
TOD HOWARD HAWKS