I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion. -Albert Einstein
"Just because the Bible says "Jesus is the Lamb of God," it doesn't follow that Mary had a little lamb."
Never to speak about oneself is a very noble piece of hypocrisy.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats. scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively outnumber the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.
"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom." - Nelson Mandela
what you will love most
is to walk
on the earth
“One of the attractions of the UU approach to religion and life is caught in the assertion that divinity and spirit are to be found not through blind faith but through finding and sending down roots to the deepest part of one’s unique self. As is true in botany, those roots spread out into the wider community and can nourish us and give us a healthy life. How do we know when we are living in the best place for those roots to grow? In so much as we do indeed “grow a soul” we should consider carefully the garden in which that soul grows.” - Bob Lane
“The success of Vancouver Island University has been shaped in part by the activities and work undertaken by exceptional individuals such as Robert Lane,” said Vancouver Island University President, Dr. Ralph Nilson. “He personifies a standard of excellence and innovation that is exemplary. Through his work and commitment to Malaspina University-College, our students and staff have enjoyed an enriched learning environment. I am very pleased that we are able to honour Bob with this special Doctorate award.”
“O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life,
but exhaust the limits of the possible”.