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We have domesticated God's transcendence. We often learn about God at about the same time as we are learning about Santa Claus: but our ideas about Santa Claus change, mature and become more nuanced, whereas our ideas of God can remain at a rather infantile level.

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When violence becomes imbedded in a region, then this affects everything. It affects your dreams, your fantasies and relationships, and your religion becomes violent, too.

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Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.

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The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam: when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith.

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Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith - even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity.

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We have domesticated God's transcendence. We often learn about God at about the same time as we are learning about Santa Claus: but our ideas about Santa Claus change, mature and become more nuanced, whereas our ideas of God can remain at a rather infantile level.

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It's a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see bald eagles.

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Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute: we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.

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Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day.

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