There is no doubt that the very nature of faith means that some of our beliefs will never be the same. We read from different texts. We follow different edicts. We subscribe to different accounts of how we came to be here and where we’re going next – and some subscribe to no faith at all.


But no matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.

~ President Barack Obama, remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 5, 2009

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[HT: Monica Miller; top photo, taken at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast, via Chicago Tribune]