Just a few philosophies I'd like to share.
On converting minds to your mindset:
On God:In the valley of fools, there is a field of watermelons. The villagers are very afraid of the melons, thinking monsters of them.
One day, a man walk into the valley of fools and asks the villagers what the fuss was about. "It's the monstrous melons! They threaten us all!", "Is that it?" the man replies.
The man then walks to the melon field in an attempt to make a name for himself. He smashes one of the melons with a stick in front of the village.
The man is then chased out of the valley with the villagers shouting "We'll be next if we let him stay!" and "He is no man!".
On an other day, a wiser man walk into the village and asks the same question as the first man. After the villagers tell him of the horrific melons the man agrees with them stating that the melon was in fact very frightening. He gains the trust of the people and slowly educates them about melons, teaching them they have nothing to fear and that they can actually eat melons.
The moral is that facts don't usually change opinion.
And to finish up, a Beatles quote:A man walks down to an elder monk sitting by the river. The man asks the monk "I want God, can you help me find him?". The monk looks at the man, and asks him if it's God he really wants. "Yes! Yes!" the man replies, "More then anything else!".
The monk then grabs the man by the back of the neck pulling his head under the water. After much struggle the drowning man is starting to calm down. The monk pulls the man up and after he catches his breath the monk asks him "Tell me, what was it you wanted most while under the water?" "AIR!" the man replied.
Come back to me when you want God as much as you wanted air.
Darkness only stays at nighttime,
in the morning it will fade away.
All things must pass -George harrison