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Friday, February 6, 2009

Obama Mentions Humanists at Prayer Breakfast

Don't hold me to this, but this may be a first: A U.S. President has specifically mentioned humanists.

On February 5, 2009, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama stated:
"We know too that whatever our differences, there is one law that binds all great religions together. Jesus told us to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” The Torah commands, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.” In Islam, there is a hadith that reads “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” And the same is true for Buddhists and Hindus; for followers of Confucius and for humanists. It is, of course, the Golden Rule – the call to love one another; to understand one another; to treat with dignity and respect those with whom we share a brief moment on this Earth."
Another important part of that which is quoted above is how wonderful it is in general to hear this sort of message. It is right in line with Chapter 1 of The Noble Conspectus. It also references the universality of the Golden Rule, various versions of which I have listed in a post on a previous blog of mine HERE.

Link to the President's Entire Message


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