Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the
Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ
so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the Book?
Sogoyewapha, "Red Jacket" – Seneca
Friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said, "Why don't you choose your own
conception of God?" That statement hit me
hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain in whose shadow I had lived
and shivered many years. I stood in the sunlight at
Big Book pg. 12
have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which
faith can be acquired. If what we have learned and felt and
seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our
race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we
may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we
are willing and honest enough to try. Those having religious affiliations
will find nothing disturbing to their beliefs or ceremonies. There is no
friction among us over such matters.
Grandfather help us to understand that many paths lead to the top
of the mountain.