We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.
Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk
Monday, July 1, 2013
One of the essential lessons of history is that if we use our own categories to describe the past we will seriously misjudge it.
James Hannam, The Genesis of Science (Regnery, 2011)