Belief Systems

Let us all take a page out of science fiction – Babylon 5. Watch the whole thing. The message to take away is this – let us all rejoice in our diversity instead of trying to stake a claim of rights over certain words or burning down certain buildings. As a self-professed religious atheist, I do not see the logic in such madness.

Delenn: Exactly what sort of demonstration does he have planned?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: He just said it’d showcase Earth’s dominant belief system.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: All right, we’re all set. If you’ll come this way.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: [shaking hands or bowing or giving the appropriate gesture] This is Mr. Harris. He’s an atheist. Father Cresanti, a Roman Catholic. Mr. Hayakawa, a Zen Buddhist. Mr. Rashid, a Moslem. Mr. Rosenthal, an Orthodox Jew. Running Elk, of the Oglala Sioux faith. Father Papapoulous, a Greek Orthodox. Ogigi-ko, of the Ebo tribe. Machukiak, y Yupik Eskimo. Sawa, of the Jivaro tribe. Isnakuma, a Bantu. Ms. Chang, a Taoist. Mr. Blacksmith, an aborigine. Ms. Yamamoto, a Shinto. Ms. Naijo, a Maori. Mr. Gold, a Hindu. Ms….

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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