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Friday, January 17, 2014

Betty White: Unity amongst all

(Photo by David Shankbone)
Wikipedia lists Betty White as one of the well-known people "affiliated with Unity" (along with Patricia Neal, Ruth Warrick, Barbara Billingsley, Wally Amos, and other celebrities).

"Unity" in this case refers to Unity Church, which describes itself as a practical form of Christianity that can lead to "health, prosperity,
happiness, and peace of mind."  It was founded in the late 1800s
by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, and has been predominantly "a
healing ministry."

The healing occurs through "a positive approach to life" which
seeks to "accept the good in all people and events."  Rather than
focusing upon past sins, it instead accentuates "the potential good in

For Betty White, "all" seems very inclusive of animals. While she is
not strictly a vegetarian in the way that Charles Fillmore was, White has long been a champion of animal rights.  She has worked as a tireless advocate with these organizations:  "the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, Actors & Others For Animals."


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