Odd Things – dissimilar similarities

Being religious is not the same as going to church, mosque or synagogue. Being honest is not the same as paying your taxes and avoiding stealing. Having integrity is not the same as behaving in a way that most people praise. Being charitable is not the same as making donations to a registered charity. Being strong is not the same as having the loudest voice and the most powerful body. Doing justice is not the same as following the law. Being democratic is not the same as occasionally allowing people to vote.  Being educated is not the same as having read many important books.  Being loved is not the same as having love.