Modern science has decimated many teachings of ancient tradition. Yet humanity stills seeks meaning through spiritual expression. There is an insatiable urge to understand and connect with the world around us. Observation can provide profound insight, but at the limit of knowledge there is always enigma. For everything that we know, there is always something we’re not even aware of. Human understanding is limited in this fashion.
As social creatures, we find much of our meaning in the company of family and friends. In this context we discover the values that define our personal beliefs. Once beliefs are galvanized within the group, we become confident our theories are true. The lines between what we know and what we believe become blurred. In a world of competing ideas, we begin to bludgeon the beliefs that threaten our own. The result is a world at war.
It takes humility to accept the limits of our own understanding. This is the bedrock of mutual respect. This guide outlines the common ground between faith and fact for the purpose of promoting greater peace.