If you watch the news regularly you could be forgiven for thinking that all Iranians go round beating themselves over the head, burning flags and shouting 'Death to America'! But of course they don't.
Even so I must concede it was a very pleasant surprise to hear about this gentleman, Dr Gholamali Beski, an Iranian raw food vegan and environmentalist
All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.