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Live And Let Live #MicroblogMondays

Something came up in my Facebook timeline today that got writing this. It was a video of a Muslim Imam talking about why he had converted to Catholicism. There was a time when I might have been excited about this because I’m Catholic too. But now, I don’t really care. I’m sure the man had his reasons. And I hope he’s happy with his choice. There’s already too much focus on religion and it’s largely what is causing so much violence in the world today.

Let’s Live and Let Live

When I say, let’s live and let live, I don’t mean that we should be disinterested in other people’s beliefs. No, rather that we should actively try to understand what they believe in and appreciate the many ways we can reach the Divine.

Yes, there is evil around us. That evil is not other religions and beliefs. No, it is us being inhuman – forgetting our common humanity. Evil is failing to reach out to others. Evil is not allowing another to be themselves – to live her life the way she was meant to.

If my  religious beliefs and practices make me distrustful of the beliefs of others, if I’m constantly seeing the Devil all around, if I’m living a life of fear and feeling insecure, then it is time for me to question my beliefs. All that really matters is that we’re living by the eternal law of Love.

 

“Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.”
― George Carlin

 

 

live and let live

Today, I’m linking in to The Stirrup Queen’s #MicroblogMondays #3 and also responding to Ariana’s Cafe Prompt 11. In case you want to know how #MicroblogMondays work go here.

3 Comments

  1. Bodynsoil Bodynsoil September 17, 2014

    True words, I wish that people could accept that it is okay to be different and to have different beliefs. As long as what you believe in makes you a better person and kind to others then have at it. It isn’t until your beliefs cause mayhem and pain to others that there is a problem.. Fighting over which god to believe in is archaic..

  2. Dangerous Linda Dangerous Linda September 17, 2014

    Dear Corinne,

    I love you.

    Thank you for all that you are!

    XOXOX

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