If you were to count up all the people who have ever roamed this planet, I suspect a majority of them would live lived their whole lives and died never questioning truths that we now know to be, (how do I say this respectfully?) er...wrong. The earth isn't at the middle of the solar system, disease (most of them) aren't caused by demons and the grand-daddy of them all, that the earth isn't flat, (no matter how counter-intuitive that may seem to mid-westerners).
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I found myself praying this:
God grant me the serenity
to accept that I may not know much at all;
the courage question my own beliefs;
and the wisdom to transcend definition.
Living one thought at a time;
Enjoying one interaction at a time;
Accepting ambiguity as the pathway to true peace;
Finding meaning in other's beliefs and knowledge
rather than critiquing their accuracy;
Trusting that right or wrong, we are still here, together;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with everyone else, too.
For as long as the bons temps may rouler.