"Respect the Dignity of Every Human Being"
Early this morning I was reading Monday's paper (yes, today is Wednesday... which tells you something about my life!), and came across an essay by Eboo Patel in which he wrote:
That bias is hateful to God is an ancient religious teaching. Take the Qur'anic idea that all human beings have the breath of God, or the Judeo-Christian teaching that we are all made in God's image.The Lord be with you,
Every religion holds up the ideal of the equal dignity of human beings. And every generation finds a way to violate that ideal by directing hatred at other communities. But prejudice is like cancer - it spreads.
If we can't find a way to follow the ancient teachings of our religions, perhaps we will be more likely to heed the lessons of a more contemporary tool - the poll. The single highest predictor of prejudice against Muslims is prejudice against Jews. (More here)