I don’t normally talk about religion on my blog, but today I will. In a general way, anyway!
It’s not going to be a rant against Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other believers. If you believe, I’m happy for you. Just don’t bend my ear about it.
I have been having what we laughingly call serious Facebook conversations this week. I say “laughingly” because, of course, FB is not a good forum for real conversations, is it? The only positive thing I can say about it is that at least you can’t punch someone in the nose if you disagree violently with them! 🙂 Anyway, these conversations have mostly been about the problems over the last few years with differences of opinion between those of different religious persuasions.
I can’t understand it. When I think of the 3 biggies that are in print most of the time, aren’t they pretty much the same in many, many ways? Do they not have the same basic book that they use as their rule book? So what’s the big deal? I don’t know.
Don’t these ancient books tell us to get along? To be understanding and to forgive differences? To not kill each other? Well, don’t they? So what the heck are we doing?
I think if we really took time to think about it, we, the ordinary joes in the world, have more things in common than things that separate us. But I despair, as there seems to be very little interest on any side to really sit down and solve the problems.
So in the meantime, let’s talk about it between ourselves, as friends. Maybe if we start in little ways like that, eventually we’ll convince all our leaders to do the same. To stop getting so hot and bothered, and to calm down and talk.