When tradition is the servant of humanity, it is noble and honourable.
When it seeks to be the Master of humanity, it is a merciless tyrant.
It matters not the religion!
"…your assumptions and pieties are evil’s best opportunity, and your conventional wisdom is what’s most likely to condemn victims to their fate".
Ross Douthat, NYT via
By any measure, be it 'old wisdoms' or 'new enlightenment', if we lack compassion and unconditional love we lack morality, spirituaiity and cannot reasonably claim any justifications in so-called religious beliefs. I say 'so-called' because if life has taught me anything, it has taught me that most people will find in any religion that which best suits their own purpose and desires.
Hiding behind old writings and teachings is no substitute for living in the light of unconditional lovingness.