Friday, July 31, 2009

"No One Is Born Hating"

"No One Is Born Hating" from Phyllis Cole-Dai on Vimeo.

In this inspiring multi-media work by blog contributor Phyllis Cole-Dai, stunning photographs and gentle guitar accompany a few selected verses from The Book of the World, an unusual spiritual text created by an unknown author. This book of contemporary scripture, which represents no particular religion, speaks from a human rather than divine perspective, and advocates for nonviolence in personal, social and international relations, was first published on the Internet in 2007. It soon disappeared, however, having apparently been censored. To resist its suppression, Phyllis joined with a colleague to edit and publish a bound version of the anonymous work. The Book of the World is now available on her website,, and on, with net proceeds being donated to charity.

The music in this video is "Old Hatreds Will Someday Pass," which Phyllis composed and digitally recorded. The title was a phrase in President Barack Obama's inaugural address. Credits for the photographs appear at the end of the video.

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