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Monday, August 5, 2019

Is tolerance enough?

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Dear Friends,
In May of 1992, the Science of Mind Magazine published an article by Dr. Ernest Holmes, which stated that “Our religious outlook is a universal one. There is tolerance in its concept and inclusion.  The Infinite is all-embracing. We work in harmony with all religious beliefs since each in his or her own way seeks the ultimate Cause, God the ‘Father which art in heaven.’ The one who understands the Science of Mind will be tolerant, kind, and sympathetic.”
If Dr. Holmes were alive today, I wonder if he might consider expanding on the idea of tolerance? I am guessing that he would and that he would invite us, students of Science of Mind, to celebrate the differences that exist between people, religions, and cultures. I suspect that he would encourage us to be grateful for the diversity of creation, to celebrate it, and to be curious about our world. 
Warm regards,  
Edward Viljoen

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