Perhaps this post will be misunderstood and I’ll get some blow-back from the usual uneducated and/or misinformed folks. I’m okay with that. This is how we learn. I’ve known some Imams (definition: any of various rulers that claim descent from Muhammad and exercise spiritual and temporal leadership over a Muslim region) who are some of the most caring and kind people I know. There is no need for fear, period.
I participated in an Interfaith gathering a couple of years ago that included exemplary leaders – Imam, Rabbi, Hindu, Christian and Indian. It was obvious we all had the same goal of honoring each other and everyone in the spirit of unity.
There is a need to learn how to get along if we are ever going to experience a peaceful world that supports life for everyone. Perhaps when we can get beyond the perceived religions separation, we can learn to behave like real human beings as one people on one planet, sharing resources like grown-ups.
As is mentioned in the video, it isn’t the ‘law’ but the people who misinterpret or even try to ‘make’ laws based on their own bias. There is no ‘God-given’ rights to doing harm to anyone or anything. That is all man’s doing through their false and misguided belief systems.
All books written by man to justify their choices. It has absolutely nothing to do with LOVE. We all, by our most basic nature, want to love and be loved. We choose not to behave that way.
That is why we must choose to honor the essence of all teachings… to love and be loved. To stand in that truth is tantamount to changing how we behave toward each other. How we example that is what inspires others to do the same.
Perhaps I’m an outlier in that way, I literally gave up my life to know truth and the result was a gift of an experience of that feeling, to know what real unconditional love was like, and to bring that back into this world and live accordingly.