It's also a very sensitive topic that some even consider it a "Taboo' to talk about!
I'm not going into the true meaning, aspects, origins, reason or philosophy of religion. I'm just speaking out loud to share my voice and wishes..
"TRUE RELIGION is....living with ALL one's SOUL, with all one's GOODNESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS" Albert Einstein
I was brought up in a mixed environment and lived all my life among all sorts of people not knowing we were categorized or labeled under different religion titles...till I turned 10years old and during our civil war!!
Yet... there's always that concerning voice in the back of my head :(
what IF another civil war strikes?
Will my best friends turn against ME?
Will my acquaintances stop befriending me?
Will our families end up in a blood shed? Or Is it possible to live In peace & Harmony?!
I worry what it holds for me and my kids!! These are our precious little cargo...I look at them playing joyfully cheerfully and carefree with their best friends of all different religions and I smile!! Maybe there's still a hope!! After all...I'm raising the future generation. And so are all of you... We might have a huge influence before media or any other uncontrolled factor steps in and I form them of the labels!! We can educate them to love all their friends unquestionably...to totally respect their religious background... To fast & pray with ALL...& it will be even better, an added bonus if we don't say the naming as it will automatically label the other person!!
I will do my best that they stay friends as much as possible...to raise my kids without labeled or predefined religion but more with spirituality!!
So that they remain careless of the others background.. that they will never label or look or even think differently of one another...in the end we all pray for the same GOD...how and when we do it is not important...how we treat the others is what matters!
My RELIGION is SIMPLE:
It's all about respect, empathy, values, good manners, kindness, trust, love, and care...that's our religion :)
I'd like to wish all my dearest best friends, cool Mamas and families, Ramadan Kareem..May this holy month be a blessing on all!!