Declaration of Principles from Babylon 5

This is the text of the Declaration of Principles as written by the character G’Kar in an episode from the science fiction series Babylon 5, diagnosis a Star Trek spin-off. These are powerful words and quite applicable to a liberal theology. I think here is the actual reading from the series.

The universe speaks in many languages, advice but only one voice.
The language is not Narn, doctor or Human, or Centauri, or Gaim or Minbari

It speaks in the language of hope
It speaks in the language of trust
It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion
It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul.

But always it is the same voice
It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us,
And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born
It is the small, still voice that says
We are one

No matter the blood
No matter the skin
No matter the world
No matter the star:
We are one

No matter the pain
No matter the darkness
No matter the loss
No matter the fear
We are one

Here, gathered together in common cause, we agree to recognize the singular truth and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another
Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us.
We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future.
We are one.
We are one.

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