FROM; VOICES FROM SPIRIT MAGAZINE Vol. 7 No. 1 Copyright may, 1993 By Spiritist Publications By The Polleys. All rights reserved.
THE RIGHT NOT TO BELIEVE
By; Speaker Gerald A. Polley
The other day while watching a news broadcast I heard someone make a rather
ignorant statement. It went something like "Everyone has the right to believe
in God any way they please, but no one had the right NOT to believe."
Now, this thought really disturbed me, and I'll argue it greatly. For some of my peoples' greatest heroes were people who did not fully believe in Our religious Way. But despite this, they fought for the rights of others, for the principle and sake of those rights, not because they believed in the principle or right, itself. Their disbelief did not hinder their ability to care.
No matter what our belief system, no matter what our way of looking at things, we must, with as much effort, as we protect our OWN Teachings protect the rights of those who do NOT believe. For when we begin to say "Well, you're all right as long as you believe in something, but if you believe in nothing, then I don't want to have anything to do with you," this is entirely wrong. For the people that believe in nothing are the ones that show us there HAS to be something to believe in.
Their disbelief is the contrast to our belief, the darkness to our Light, and without them we would not be able to fully understand that which we possess.
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