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Gandhi speaks to our times
Mahatma Gandhi, the great nonviolent leader, was born 140 years ago today (Oct. 2).
Just wonder how he would have dealt with much of what passes for political dialogue on the Internet, talk radio or some cable television in our times. I’ve been reading various commentaries on several sites on the Web today and the hostile and mean-spirited discussions that followed them. I also made the mistake of tuning into the misnamed Fox News channel, which might more accurately describe itself as the Fox Fantasy channel or, too often, the Fox Hate channel.
Imagine Gandhi trying to introduce a sane thought into this mix.
In honor of his birthday, though, I’ll let him introduce a few sane thoughts here.
“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”
“I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.“
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
“Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is very important that you do it.”
“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
“What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.”
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