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No man is an island
Posted by: Aimee Bryant (---.msn.com)
Date: August 17, 2004 02:28AM

I'm looking for a poem that has these first two lines:

No man is an island
No man as a monopoly on holiness

I can't find it any where on the net, please help!

Donne and a Jewish prayer
Posted by: ilza (---.162.245.85.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: August 17, 2004 06:40AM

the first line is by John Donne
( part 2 of XVII Meditation)

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were:
any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind,
and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.

Neither can we call this ... ( etc etc)

there is a Jewish prayer that reads :

No religion is an island;
there is no monopoly on holiness.

We are companions of all who revere Him.
We rejoice when His name is praised.
No religion is an island;
we share the kinship of humanity,
the capacity for compassion.
The hand of God is extended to all who seek Him.
He is near to all who call upon Him in truth.
God's spirit rests upon all, Jew or Gentile,
man or woman, in consonance with their deeds.
The creation of one Adam promotes peace.
No one can claim: my ancestry is nobler than yours.
There is no monopoly on holiness;
there is no truth without humility.
We are diverse in our devotion and commitment.
We must unite in working now for the kingship of God.
He is near to all who call upon Him in truth.
There can be disagreement without disrespect.
Let us help one another overcome hardness of heart,
opening minds to the challenges of faith.
Should we hope for each other's failure?
Or should we pray for each other's welfare?
Let mutual concern replace remnants of mutual contempt, as we share the precarious position
of being human.
Have we not all one Father? Are we not all His children?
Let us not be guided by ignorance or disdain.
Let lives of holiness illumine all our paths.
The hand of God is extended to all who seek Him.
Let our deeds reflect that we share the image of God.
Let those who revere the Lord speak one to another,
leading everyone to acknowledge the splendor of God.

Re: No man is an island
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: August 17, 2004 10:34AM

Aimee, it is on the net in several places, both in whole or in part. Here is one example:

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Post Edited (08-17-04 09:35)

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