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July 6, 2016

2016 07 05

Dear Editor, National Post

The article in your paper on Unitarianism expresses a deep ignorance of the true nature of religion.  While many religions, especially most versions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, do profess belief in a supreme being, many others do not make this the centre of their beliefs (including some of the oldest religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism.)  The root of the word religion is, according to the Oxford dictionary,“obscure.”  The Rev. Phillip Hewett suggests, “The most plausible root is the Latin religare, which means to bind together and to me suggests wholeness, not only within the community, but within the individual and in our connection to all that is.“

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