Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tolerance in troubled times

Morgan Spurlock is the film maker that created "Super Size Me", he has a show called "30 Days".
On this show he explores living a different lifestyle for thirty this episode the subject was religious freedom, specifically Muslims & America

check it out and come back and read this again

I think that if Morgan had chosen someone who had more of an understanding of the basic principles of all faiths this episode wouldn't be as frustrating. As a baby boomer Catholic American I was not taught about Islam, or Hinduism, or any other faiths in school. I had to mature and read other texts and watch films an learn.
God is God...He is the Father, we are His children.
Whether He spoke through Christ or Muhammed or The Bhudda, matters little.
The basic text of all faiths is that all men may live in harmony. Clearly the Muslim faith is disciplined beyond most Americans ability to worship, prostrate, and understand Who provides.
God is timeless and ageless, He is larger and more powerful than any one man can comprehend. The ignorance and predjudice that flew out of peoples mouths on the street is astoundingly sad. We live in a country that thrives on excess and worships money and celebrity. May God save us especially in these scary times, to teach us to band together with all Americans especially the Muslims...and we must ban hate language, and let the call to prayers come over speakers in every town, as easily as the bells played all my life three times a day, and believe and fight for the freedom to worship before it is stamped out by the fools that fear they may be told that there are rules to living well as humans.


Ageless North Shore said...

Didn't watch the video because I don't like the idea of shockumentaries like eating McDonald's or searching for Bin Laden.

Money or rather wealth has replaced God as the object of worship. I have been as guilty of this as anyone.

I try to live in gratitude for life itself. And that is not an easy thing to do when the son of a bitch next door disses you. Or things go bad at work. Or you owe money.

So then, I start over with the gratitude thing. Sometimes it even works.

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