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Say a Little Prayer

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After Mali, Burkina Faso, Paris, Ivory Coast, Brussels, Nigerian displacement camps, Tunisia and too many others, I sent up an impromptu prayer in the shower this morning. I asked for healing for families of the slain and yes, I prayed for the killers, jihadists, terrorists however you want to label them. I asked that God or Yahweh, Jah or Allah change their hearts and make them understand that the Creator does not want terror in their name.

I encourage us all to do it – even if you don’t pray! Send peaceful thoughts…we have to be in this together.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Reflection, religion, violence

 

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All This Over a Movie

All of the trash that has been produced by Hollywood over the years and this one has set off a literal firestorm.

I do not minimize the hurt and anger felt by many Muslims. A person’s religion and faith should be respected- too many times people, especially Americans, are far too careless with this. The irony of the “melting pot.” World history is fraught with wars over religion. However, we must find a way to COMMUNICATE and respect one another. This morning Maya Angelou raised the question: suppose someone made a film denigrating Jesus, showing him performing sexual acts- how would Christians react?

There are currently protests in 11 middle eastern countries against the U.S. impacting embassies across the globe. I applaud our Secretary of State for her words. If dignity and respect had historically been at the core of this country’s foreign relations, we would all be farther along.

Do not misunderstand, I do not agree with the violence and I mourn for the families of the ambassador and that of his staff. But humankind can not go on this way. We can not use our faith or beliefs to inflict violence.

I have not seen the offending trailer, however one film does not represent the views of a nation! The California producer is said to be in hiding…great.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Civil Rights, Movies, Politics

 

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