I learned from Buddha that religion is about awareness, not belief.

I learned from Lao Tzu that religion is about the ordinary not the miraculous.

I learned from Isaiah that religion is about justice not personal righteousness.

I learned from Jesus that religion is about forgiveness not morality.

I learned from Austin Atheist Madelyn Murray O’Hare that love for humankind does not require theological justification.

I learned from Freud that plumbing the depths of our being requires symbols.

I learned from Helen Keller that love means radical politics.

I learned from Einstein that intelligence is written into what seems empty space.

I learned from Van Gogh that ritual cannot replace creativity.

I learned from St. Paul that rules can never replace responsibility.

In other words, I have derived my heresies from the best of sources.