Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Investigations

Have I misunderstood or misrepresented the cultures about which I have written?  My intention in writing is to offer not to impose, a diagnosis. The suggestions proffered here need to be placed in the context of other, related offerings.  All … Continue reading

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Vow-making

  The Old Testament largely agrees with contemporary Muslim perspectives on the actualities of the unseen world.  Lying demons are Lucifer’s children, while prophet Elisha’s buried bones can impart renewed life to a corpse. Pragmatism, however, is not to be … Continue reading

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Old Testament through eyes of Semitic culture

The OT revelation was mediated through a Semitic culture in which male superiority and chauvinism were almost built into the structure of things.  That male-oriented culture was available to God as a medium for communication and He was content to … Continue reading

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Chemistry

The ‘chemistry’ is such that when God mixes with humanity, a reaction takes place.  All of us have experienced the effect of a dream, a sentence in a song, a glimpse of another dimension in nature, a rescue from an … Continue reading

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Getting our attention

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.  Alfred, Lord Tennyson Whatever Jesus traced in the dust beneath the angry gaze of religious bigots high on adrenaline, it helped Him sort out His response to the problem of a woman taken in adultery. … Continue reading

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You already know some Muslims?

Most of us will know some Muslims and this will be the case for more and more of us as Muslims grow in numbers through conversion, immigration and birth. Keep talking to those you know.  For those you want to … Continue reading

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Basic do’s and don’ts

  Never attack the person of Muhammad or the Qur’an. Feel free to visit your local mosque.  The mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. It serves as the community centre for Muslims. Come out and see Muslims pray … Continue reading

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