strictly humanist prayer entrance

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we cry out to our ancestors,
from Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha,
to Jeshua ben Joseph, the Christ…
we call to Mary Magdalene, Moses, and Mohammad;
we call to Katherine Vogel
and Faustus Socinus,
we call to Charles Darwin and Marie Curie;
we cry to Olympia Brown, Frederick Douglass,
Harvey Milk and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz;

we hold in our minds
every human being who ever believed
that a better world was possible;
we think of all those who acted
to help create such a world;

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so may we categorize: