A Dose of Religious Understanding

I really think that the following speaks for itself, but one thought that came up for me was: why am I not as intimately familiar with other forms of religious textual expression, like the verses of the Koran quoted at the beginning of the speech, as I am with Hebrew?

The poem he ends with:

The Fear of God, by Robert Frost

If you should rise from Nowhere up to Somewhere,

From being No one up to being Someone,

Be sure to keep repeating to yourself

You owe it to an arbitrary god

Whose mercy to you rather than to others

Won’t bear to critical examination.

Stay unassuming. If for lack of license

To wear the uniform of who you are,

You should be tempted to make up for it

In a subordinating look or toe,

Beware of coming too much to the surface

And using for apparel what was meant

To be the curtain of the inmost soul.


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