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Beyond the News: Mennonites and Muslims |
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Living in an all-girls dorm, most of my new college friends are Muslim.

Obviously, I don't embrace their religion... but, of all the Abrahamic religions, I have found Muslims to be most true to their religion and respectable.

I once had feelings for a young man... Unfortunately, he was a deeply religious Muslim. To the point where he didn't look women in the eye (so as not to lead himself into temptation), and he rolled up his pants to expose his ankles (as Mohammed apparently did). He also exhibited an extreme amount of politeness and modesty of heart. Among other things.

My point: I had a profound amount of respect for his character and how committed he was to his religion. I hate to say it, but it made me see how shameful Christians have become. Many supposed Christians have no problem talking about giving up drinking and [premarital] sex for lent, or by spewing blasphemy touting it as a light-hearted joke (such as Kathy Griffin at the Emmy's).

To be honest, I wish most Christians treated their religion with as much respect as the Muslim man I had feelings for treated HIS religion.

I wish I could be a revolutionary haha.

2/25/2009 10:12:00 PM
About Mennonites |
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2/21/2009 7:43:00 AM
Wider View | Atheist Bus Campaign
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I wanted to respond to some of the comments you made in your article on the Atheist Bus Campaign. The slogan, "There’s probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life," does suggest that those who don't believe in God are more interested in self than anything else. But since I have close friends who have struggled with the idea of God, and who also choose to live lives of responsible service, I can't generalize that so easily. Especially as I also see many church members who seem to deny themselves nothing.

Our devotion to Christ should make us more like Him, but there are enough of us who bear his name but not his likeness that I hesitate to point fingers at the atheists.

Newton, KS USA
2/20/2009 11:19:00 PM
Another Way | Stress tips: Comment
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I don't have a stress tip, but I have a comment. I enjoy the stress tips a lot and find them insightful and useful.However today's tip, Tough Out the Stress of Big Transitions, 2-9-09 is obviously written for young or middle-aged people, not for old ones. What was said can still be true in some instances. But mostly big transitions for older people, especially those nearing the end of life, are not temporary, there may not be any future exciting things to look forward to, and the bumps may never even out--they may get worse.Just thought I'd mention that perspectives change as we age.
Thanks for listening.


2/12/2009 8:23:00 AM
General Third Way Café | robert's : Is Church an Embarrassment?
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Eric, you have chosen the best avenue and I am wondering why Robert has such anger.Perhaps he needs to come to Victoria and see devastation wrought by Bushfires or go to Queensland and see what the floods have done,or go to Kansas and see what tornadoes have wrecked. Then perhaps he might get perspective-181 of our fellow Australians killed by firestorms,some caused by arsonsists-now that is cause for anger!!!

Mitcham, Victoria Australlia
2/12/2009 3:09:00 AM
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