Our differences were not created by God to divide us along the lines of one being best, while the other defines themselves as being better; they were given to us so that we could freely feel and experience some small part of God’s infinite imagination. Our differences should be loved and cherished; each of us a shimmering piece making up God’s unending, eternal mosaic.
To claim righteousness or superiority by border, race, religion, gender and or sexual preference and to make war to attempt to prove our claim true, is our less than infantile thinking preaching patriotic dogma from highchairs, while throwing our pureed peas at one another.
Love the other as ourselves, without cause or reason; for in truth that is what they are.
“I think… that love encompasses the experience of the possible transition from the pure randomness of chance to a state that has universal value. Starting out from something that is simply an
encounter, a trifle, you learn that you can experience the world on the basis of difference and not only in terms of identity. And you can even be tested and suffer in the process. In today’s world, it is generally thought that individuals only pursue their own self-interest. Love is an antidote to that. Provided it isn’t conceived only as an exchange of mutual favours, or isn’t calculated way in advance as a profitable investment, love really is a unique trust placed in chance. It takes us into key areas of the experience of what is difference and, essentially, leads to the idea that you can experience the world from the perspective of difference. In this respect it has universal implications: it is an individual experience of potential universality, and is thus central to philosophy, as Plato was the first to intuit.” ~ Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love