Though, in among the loss, there are brief miracles. This woman lost her dog, and found it, live on TV. And I know, it's not a person, but as a pet owner I'd be devastated if our pets were lost in the storm.
(That reminds me... I need to microchip the puppy.... lest she get lost!)
My attention was drawn to Dearborn, Michigan this morning. Dearborn has A LOT of Islamic people. It has MANY MANY people of Arab descent there. So, of course, it's a popular place for protesters. So popular, in fact, that they had to cancel their yearly festival, because security was a problem. Because the actions of the few are reflecting badly on the lives of the many.
There are some truths that need to be spoken about this.
- When you get down to it, Fundamentalist Christianity and Fundamentalist Islam are more alike than different.
- American was not founded as a Christian Nation.
- Muslims in the US aren't looking to establish Shi'ra law. So stop trying to establish Christian Law.. or Jewish law...
- The percentage of extremist Christians and extremist Muslims are small, when compared to the whole. We need to stop letting the actions of a few color our perceptions of the many.
I know I've said this again and again... if we come to people with open minds and understanding, many of these tensions will naturally ease.
If we all share a little love, this country will be a more tolerant place.
And I for one, plan to share some love.