Native American Church {First Nation}

Native American Church {First Nation} 

Excerpt from the Book:
 Searching For Spiritual Unity…Can There Be Common Ground? Chapter 25 – Native American Church {First Nation} By Robyn E. Lebron

 

    “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?

    Brother, we do not understand these things. We are told that your religion was given to your forefathers and has been handed down from father to son. We also have a religion which was given to our forefathers and has been handed down to us, their children. We worship in that way. It teaches us to be thankful for all the favors we receive, to love each other, and to be united. We never quarrel about religion.

    Brother, the Great Spirit has made us all, but He has made a great difference between His white and His red children. He has given us different complexions and different customs. To you He has given the arts. To these He has not opened our eyes. We know these things to be true. Since He has made so great a difference between us in other things, why may we not conclude that He has given us a different religion according to our understanding? The Great Spirit does right. He knows what is best for His children; we are satisfied.  Brother, we do not wish to destroy your religion or take it from you. We only want to enjoy our own.”    — Chief Red Jacket 1757-1830, Seneca Chief, Iroquois

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Book:  Searching For Spiritual Unity…Can There Be Common Ground? Chapter 25 – Native American Church {First Nation} By Robyn E. Lebron

 

 

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