Religion and simplicity

Every major religion holds similar views on simplicity.

Jesus didn’t say, “Go and buy stuff. Surround yourself with clutter.”

Muhammad didn’t tell his followers to make sure they get a bargain deal on Black Friday.

Buddha didn’t advocate supersizing his burger deal at the drive-thru.

Pagan leaders don’t advocate buying housefuls of trinkets made by slaving children in poor countries halfway around the world.


Every major religion teaches us that wisdom comes from letting go of wordly goods.

Give to those in need. Share our wealth. Care for our communities. Protect our world.

Sometimes wisdom is hard to see through all the clutter.

It’s only when you take the clutter away that these positive words can ring clearly again.

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