Monday, March 30, 2009


I would not call myself a religious person. I have a hard time with organized religion, following every letter of holy texts, and coping with the zealots who (mis)interpret their religion according to their own whims to damn others. Please do not get me wrong, I am not against religion. There are many beautiful messages in all religions and many beautiful people who believe in them and follow their beliefs. I respect them and am inspired by them. 

I do believe at the core of most religions there is a spiritual message that is simply "be a good person" or to use a quote from the Dalai Lama "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." This is the message I believe in and choose to live by.

Peace to all and have a fantastic week.


  1. that´s a great message and I agree with it. Everyone should remind these.

  2. That is a great quote and so very true.

    I really like this photo as well. Many similarities between you and the picture above! Excellent compostion Rich.

  3. Perfectly stated! Like your photo!

  4. Love the photo - and the message.

  5. Wonderful message and wonderful photo!

    Like Sujomi above said, there is a striking similarity between you and the photo of Jesus above you.