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Don't blow out the Candles

On this path we tread we are all seeking the greater light. It is our sacred duty to let the flame burn, so that it grows and spreads and makes the world a tiny bit of a better place for us all to inhabit.

Each of us will carry the light in a different way - but its one thing that every true religion has in common. Not trying to convert, but sharing the light they have found, in the hope that the darkest places might be illuminated.

Recently I've noticed a worrying trend - a mocking of others beliefs, and a sense of glee when we get one over on the 'other side' - or rather Christians. It feels as though we are trying to extract some kind of historical revenge for the wrongs which were done unto others and not to us. It seems that Facebook, rather than bringing people together, is a wonderful tool for driving wedges between us at times.

Because they are not 'the other side'. They too are trying to spread the light. Whilst we should stand up for our beliefs, and where people seek to estinguish our light then we should defend it robustly, we must remember that extracting our own amusement at the expense of others - no matter what religion - only lessens the glow of the light we create together.

So please don't blow out someone else's candle.