“Religion is designed as a blessing, it should form a bond between all the creatures of God, white or brown, of every station, sex and belief, for all are children of One Father, of one God. […] Ah, if this were but understood. But we are so harnessed down by form that we are sometimes driven against all religion; the followers of one dogma look down upon the followers of another, despise, hate and, sometimes, even persecute them […]”
~ Raden Adjeng Kartini, Door duisternis tot licht (Letters of A Javanese Princess), translated by Agnes Louise Symmers, Kessinger Publisher, 2005, pp 206.
Selamat Hari Kartini. Sayang sekali saya ga bisa bikin postingan panjang ala Alex. 😦