I have always imagined that Paradise would be a kind of library.
Freedom of Religion - Freedom from Religion - Freedom of Public Display of Religion and Traditions
We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief.
-- Ronald Reagan (Temple Hillel Speech, 1984)
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
It is sad that there is a book collection published by Britannica called The Great Books of Western Civilization that begins with Homer, considered the earliest written text that has survived the destruction of the Library of Alexandria to modern scholars, historians and philosophers; and yet there isn't any such collection that has the books of the Western world that includes ancient texts to the modern age covering Arabian and Oriental civilization and culture. The Story of Civilization, written by Will & Ariel Durant that contains eleven volumes provides the Western world an insight upon the history and culture of the Eastern world – but a collection of works should be put together for a better understanding by a larger audience and to enlighten readers of the Western world.