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I Love a People

George Catlin's Creed


This is from a lovely video I saw on FaceBook. You can view the video here: 


Post by Richard Smith.

Here is the narrative:
"You know there was an artist, a very perceptive, very famous artist back in the first half of the 1800s. It was called the 19th Century.  And for 8 to 9 years he lived among the Indians.  He traveled among many of them, and he got to know them.

Sometime after 1840 he wrote... a book.  Many books, in fact.  And I want you to listen to George Catlin's Creed.

George Catlin, wow, what a man.  He said:
I love a people that have always made me welcome to the very best that they had.
I love a people who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no poorhouses.
I love a people who keep the commandments without ever having read or heard them preached from the pulpit.
I love a people who never swear or take the name of God in vain.
I love a people "who love their neighbors as they love themselves."
I love a people who worship…