Phobia is a human sickness spreading since centuries or maybe millenias. We have phobia maybe since we became Homo sapiens in Africa.
I am a omnibeliever. I read all kind of books, Scientific and religious. And I decide what is readable and wise, if they are words of aMerciful God (Bismi Allahi, alrrahmani alrraheemi, Al Fatiha) who
guides us the right way (alssirata al mustaqima, Al Fatiha), tells “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone“, Matthew Gospel) and follows the Zoroastrians “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds“)
I could say I am a Deist, going to Christian Mass on Sundays, being humble about my belief open to dialog.
It is not surprise then that I today signed under at http://citizengo.org/hazteoir/sc/83085-100-mil-eu-contra-islamofobia?tc=fb&tcid=38878595
It has become a mission of mine the last years, as a Christian to have a dialog with Muslims, Zoroastrians, Buddists, JWs.
One of my pupils died in Syria and in my school I listened to students exclaiming “Holy war” when the twin towers fell September 11. I never accepted that all Muslims thought the same.
So now I am reading
- the Gospels, Matthew being my favourite
- the Zoroastrian Gatas,
- The Bhagavad gita,
- the Quran, reading about Jesus and learning to write classic Quranic Arabic,
a language belonging to the same language family (semitic) as Jesus language Aramaic.
I love to listen tothe Lord’s prayer in Aramaic
I learned a lot about what is written in the Quran together with my pupils, many of them Muslims.
I started learning Arabic with Maha
Btw, do you know that Jesus son of virgin Mary (Isa Ibn Maryam) is mentioned 72 times in the Qu’ran?
I were happy to talk with and listen to the Swedish Catholic church Cardinal Arborelius, this Sunday August 28 at Kristus Konungen. I liked tghat he like the pope see the importance of dialog between Christians and Muslims.