While all of the fighting and bigotry, xenophobia, and hatred are being played out the real religious people who are dedicated to the principles of love, are working to make the world better by providing for the poor and broken-hearted. I think it is important nowadays to find a group that does similar things. I want to be a part of that group.
All the anger, hollering and fighting to stop people from building a religious institution and community center has little to do with God and much to do with unresolved anger and deeply entrenched egos.
What can we do about this? Find a group working to heal the world so you can channel your creativity into that. Leave a great legacy to your children and grandchildren; a legacy of a better world and the memory of a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who made the right decision, when times got rough, and stood on the side of love. For love is all that we really have to improve things. The ability to love and to create is probably the most important thing that we can give to the next generation. The self-righteousness is something we should just as soon leave behind.
Dr. John W. Gilmore