"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
iamfreespirited. I agree with you that we do need to have more open minds to accept everyone no matter what their race, religion, body size or shape, gender, sexual orientation, home, or lack there of, the amount of money in ones pocket, language one speaks or doesn't speak, etc.
Muslims are in fear of their fundies killing them too.. And then there is the "unjust" war that the USA started, which really made muslims hate America a hundredfold from the small group of fundies we had before 911.. Immediately after 911, actually, you ihad your wish (since the muslim world was on our side.. except for a few crazy fundies).. After Bush invaded the muslim world, instead of going after the terrorists like he should have, this generated hatred for America (just like Bin Laden wanted)..
It's time for a majority civil rights paradigm shift toward equality, justice and freedom for ALL humans. Now we must end the era of our society set up under the errant thought that there are some who are more deserving of the earth's resources than others. We can create a world which is not based upon the societal casting created from the original thought of "specialness" (superiority), which is the most aggregious error of thought according to the Course In Miracles. We must open our conscious minds to a wider, higher, deeper awareness to save our earth/ourselves.
Yes but many more Muslims must speak out and condemn Bin laden and his evil followers . I have not seen that . Where are their voices ? 9 1/ 2 years later..
My husband and I live in Redford, MI next to Dearborn Heights and Dearborn. We moved back to the Detroit area 5 years ago after spending 14 years on the west side of the state. We are still trying to absorb all the change we came back to see, from the state of the City of Detroit to the very large Muslim and Arab population. We are 67 and 71 and so we have plenty of interaction with the medical field here, being of the age where we need to consume more. We use the Henry Ford Health system and our doctors have been Indian, Pakistanian? Lebanese and I wish I could tell you all the others. My primary care, my husbands first primary care, his surgeon for a incisional hernia from an AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm), two dentists, my neuorologist ( I actually had her spell her name which I couldn't get (Grover)) we had a good laugh over that one. There are others that escape me at this time, but you get the picture they were all from that part of the world or second generation minimally. Even on the west side of the state we had a Lebanese dentist who along with his forenic dentist father went to NY for 911. It would be really bad if we got to the point where we did to those who looked like Muslims were interned like the Japanese during WWII. Being the age we are and being in the Detroit area we have a heightened awareness of what the civil rights movement was all about, in fact we went from a northern suburb back into the city in 1979 when every other white person was running for the hills to get out of Detroit. I feel so strongly that it should be in the atmosphere.