“The Great Tree of Mankind” ¶ Nature documentary film (2017)

a film directed by Alejandro Mos Riera

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All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. It is no mere chance that our older universities developed from clerical schools. Both churches and universities — insofar as they live up to their true function — serve the ennoblement of the individual. They seek to fulfill this great task by spreading moral and cultural understanding, renouncing the use of brute force.

The essential unity of ecclesiastical and secular institutions was lost during the 19th century, to the point of senseless hostility. Yet there was never any doubt as to the striving for culture. No one doubted the sacredness of the goal. It was the approach that was disputed.

Albert Einstein, “Moral Decay” (1937); Later published in Out of My Later Years (1950)

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Alejandro Mos Riera is a Spanish polymath. Poet, writer, journalist, painter, photographer, musician and filmmaker. http://about.me/mosriera http://riera.info

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