By Daniel McAdam
I began work on this website as an individual enterprise soon after the events of September 11, 2001. Like many persons, especially Americans, I was quite shaken at seeing extremists attack innocent persons in such a heartless manner. Many thoughts occurred to me as to what I could actually do, as one person, to stop or at least discourage such acts in the future. This website was one of the ideas that I came up with, and I have been working on it ever since.
It is not the purpose of this website to try to convert visitors to a specific religion or belief system, or to demonstrate that one set of spiritual beliefs is somehow "better" than another. Quite the contrary; the information on this website is intended to foster religious tolerance between people with different spiritual beliefs.
I am a Roman Catholic, born into a Catholic family, and personally hold those religious beliefs. Nothing in my Catholicism should prevent you and I, whatever beliefs you hold, from being able to communicate with each other, to understand each other, and to treat each other with fairness and respect.
Your personal conception of what is meant by "good" and "evil" may be different from mine or someone else's, especially on the surface. But I feel very strongly that we can all agree that living together in harmony is better than being at war with one another. Modern scientific research on human DNA has confirmed that all humans who share this planet are members of one and the same family. The more we focus on the fact that we are all brothers and sisters to each other, the less we need to concern ourselves with those divisions which separate us. Similarly, the more we understand of others' spiritual beliefs, the easier it will be to co-exist with each other, regardless of faith.
Many of the pages on this webiste have advertisements for items we feel may be of interest to our readers. The revenue generated from these advertisements, while small, is sufficient to pay for the costs associated with maintaining this website, such as hosting, software, etc. We also donate ten percent of the pre-tax revenue received from these advertisements to charitable organizations.
Consequently, we do not solicit donations. We maintain a list of charitable organizations to which we have contributed, and invite you to also consider donating to one of these organizations, should you feel moved to do so.
"Until you can regard men of all religions and of no
religion with the same impartial spirit, with all freedom from dislike,
and with perfect equanimity, you have yet to strive for that Love which bestows
upon its possessor freedom and salvation."
-- James Allen
"The soul on earth is an immortal guest, compelled
to starve at an unreal feast; a pilgrim panting for the rest to
come; an exile, anxious for his native home."
-- H. More