This is an important and helpful distinction, alto.

Spirituality is essentially self-serving. Once you leave the insides of your mind, and whatever you do to foster “inner peace” the rest is window-dressing, either sold to you by way of indoctrination, or found on a sweaty mat in a hot room.

The distinction that tolerance and respect are in a similar domain as human rights should be the foundation of society, and not dictates controlled by a religion, ideology, or political system.

It’s far too easy for someone to appear nice up until they are confronted with someone whom they don’t believe to be deserving of their own “privilege” — which they would not see as such; they would see as their (most likely) god-given right.

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