Wisdom is not a respecter of persons, it can be found in every tradition. – Jay N. Forrest
I am no longer a Christian. I no longer believe in God, Christ, the Bible, or salvation. But I do not hate Christianity.
I see Christianity as a flawed attempt at understanding the world before science and technology. It was wrong about many things, but it did understand the human heart. Or at least some people did.
If you eliminate God, the supernatural, and an afterlife, there is wisdom still to be found there. You will discover little nuggets of insight into the ways of humankind.
One of our former presidents, Thomas Jefferson, understood this. He created the Jefferson Bible by cutting out the supernatural parts, keeping the ethical teachings.
This can be done with every religion and philosophy. Therefore, do not be confused, just because I quote from a person, doesn’t mean I agree with anything else they may have said. But the quote I have used I believe to be helpful.
Don’t despise the truth just because it wasn’t delivered by your preferred messenger. – Jay N. Forrest
One last note. I cannot ethically correct the quotes of those who did not use gender neutral language. They said what they said. I, however, will always try to use gender neutral language. It is important to me.