Sunday, February 24, 2008

Islamic Extremists, YouTube Censors, and Thinkers: They Care

For Christians, this is the season of Lent (today is the Third Sunday of Lent). It's a time of year for preparation and reflection on the great mystery of Easter.

As a devout Catholic, I reflect (more or less effectively) on what we believe and celebrate, and how we should live and pray.

Something came up that may belong on this blog.

Whether banning YouTube, blowing up shoppers at animal markets, or calmly discussing today's realities, many Muslims seem to care enough about their beliefs to do something about them.

There's something to be learned from that sort of dedication.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not in America! As a christian I am often afraid to say or do anything expressing my beliefs. It seems like just a casual merry christmas can land you in court or at least get you a punch in the face. You have to practice a non-christian religion otherwise you are a wacko.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Anonymous of December 3, 2008 1:41 PM,

I think I know what you mean.

And, I'm a wacko. I'm not sure what your beliefs are, exactly, so I'm not sure if you'd consider me a Christian, though. I'm A Catholic Citizen in America.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Oh, yes.

One more thing:

Merry Christmas!

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Even resources which, in my opinion, are simply inaccurate are sometimes useful: these can give valuable insights into why some people or groups believe what they do.

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