Quote by Neale Donald Walsch
Nothing has done more to separate and divide human beings one from another than exclusivist organized religion.
This quote suggests that few things have caused as much division among people as organized religion that promotes exclusivity. The term "exclusivist" implies religions that claim to be the only path to salvation or enlightenment, disregarding other belief systems. The quote highlights how such ideologies often result in a fragmentation of humanity, as individuals are separated based on their religious affiliations. It implies that these divisions hinder unity and understanding among different groups of people, emphasizing the detrimental effects of exclusivist organized religion on human relationships.
Our law very often reminds one of those outskirts of cities where you cannot for a long time tell how the streets come to wind about in so capricious and serpent-like a manner. At last it strikes you that they grew up, house by house, on the devious tracks of the old green lanes; and if you follow on to the existing fields, you may often find the change half complete.
It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere.