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The Way to Happiness booklet is a guide to social betterment that anyone of any religion or ethnicity can agree with. This non-religious, non-political booklet was written by American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.

The Way to Happiness booklet is endorsed by leaders of the major religions, including Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Christianity. Click on these links for over 300 endorsements by religious leaders, government officials, professionals and others. The Way to Happiness booklet has received over 100 proclamations and awards for its results in social betterment.

The Way to Happiness booklet includes 21 principles which, when studied, enable people to live better, happier lives in harmony with their neighbors. Here, as an example, is one precept from the book which has particular application in the Middle East:

R eligious tolerance does not mean one cannot express his own beliefs. It does mean that seeking to undermine or attack the religious faith and beliefs of another has always been a short road to trouble.
Philosophers since the time of ancient Greece have disputed with one another about the nature of God, man and the universe. The opinions of authorities ebb and flow.
Just now the philosophies of "mechanism"41 and "materialism"42—dating as far back as Egypt and Greece—are the fad: they seek to assert that all is matter and overlook that, neat as their explanations of evolution may be, they still do not rule out additional factors that might be at work, that might be merely using such things as evolution. They are, today, the "official" philosophies and are even taught in schools. They have their own zealots who attack the beliefs and religions of others: the result can be intolerance and contention.
If all the brightest minds since the fifth century B.C. or before have never been able to agree on the subject of religion or anti-religion, it is an arena of combat between people that one would do well to stay out of.
In this sea of contention, one bright principle has emerged: the right to believe as one chooses.
"Faith" and "belief" do not necessarily surrender to logic: they cannot even be declared to be illogical. They can be things quite apart.
Any advice one might give another on this subject is safest when it simply asserts the right to believe as one chooses. One is at liberty to hold up his own beliefs for acceptance. One is at risk when he seeks to assault the beliefs of others, much more so when he attacks and seeks to harm others because of their religious convictions.
Man, since the dawn of the species, has taken great consolation and joy in his religions. Even the "mechanist" and "materialist" of today sound much like the priests of old as they spread their dogma.
Men without faith are a pretty sorry lot. They can even be given something to have faith in. But when they have religious beliefs, respect them.
The way to happiness can become contentious when one fails to respect the religious beliefs of others.