FOOD FOR THOUGHT: True Religion: by Robert Green Ingersoll To love justice. To long for the right. To love mercy. To pity the suffering. To assist the weak. To forget wrongs and remember benefits. To love truth. To be sincere. To utter honest words. To love liberty. To wage relentless war against slavery in all its forms. To love wife and child and friend. To make a happy home. To love the beautiful in art and in nature. To cultivate the mind. To be familiar with the mighty thoughts and noble deeds that genius has expressed in the world. To cultivate courage and cheerfulness. To make others happy. To fill life with the splendor of generous acts and the warmth of loving words. To discover error and to destroy prejudice. To receive new truths with gladness. To cultivate hope. To see the calm beyond the storm and the dawn beyond the night. To do the best that can be done and then be resigned, for this is the religion of reason, compassion and love that satisfies both the brain and heart.