I am wondering how a muslim can take when another muslim says they do not pray enough? How can they take when another muslim comments if they do not wear a veil? How can a muslim accept the fact that other muslims say they are not muslim enough? I am just wondering why the non fundamentalist muslims that live a modern way of life can take the fundamentalist comments? I think that we all need to believe how we believe and you and I shouldn’t judge another persons way of life into God. The relationship between god and women or men is a personal one. We all must believe our own way. Some choose to believe in life on Earth and not holiness other than trying to be in symbiosis with Earth. There is nothing wrong in that. Earth is the first thing we all should be in symbiosis with. After that can other things come, like belief, work and modern or old-fashioned living.
In todays SVD.se at page 5 in Brännpunkt story they have “Är Muhammed heligare än Jesus” printed once more. It is written by a Swedish muslim doctor. He to was judging until he was an educated doctor working at the hospital and didn’t have time anymore to pray five times a day. I think that how often a person praise is totally up to the person itself. It’s between that person and God, no human can judge. If a persons actions are good and caring, who are you or I to judge if that person doesn’t pray? As long as we meet a nice human being living on the right side of the law we should be happy and thankful. There are so many that “follow” the rules of different religions and still do not follow other things in life – like being nice to another human being.
The doctor also asks himself how come Christians do not get furious when someone portraits or makes fun of Jesus whilst muslims start protests? I ask myself the same. In Christianity the religion is between me and God, not you and me. My life on Earth is to my fellow human beings, but my relationship with God is mine, not anyone elses to judge. If someone gets furious about comedies, comic strips and such about their Gods is someone who is not sure of their relationship with God. If you have a solid ground there is no need for you to not let artistic freedom take it place. That doesn’t mean that you need to like the job. But there is no need to start revolts just because someone wrote a book about their God. Still people do. Insecure people do. That is my point of view. Jesus said “Vänd andra kinden till”. Perhaps Muhammed should have written the same? For some things when it comes to religious belief you better turn your cheek. In religion that is. But things that are not even part of religion we need to address. Killing in the name of religion, any religion is just wrong. No God would agree upon you taking a life of another person beacuse they didn’t believe in God the same way as you. You have no rights what so ever to use any religious belief to take another persons life. Well. This is a discussion on its own and difficult to round up in just a simple chapter. So I leave this part of the discussion not totally explained. You can think a little too.
The Swedish muslim doctor in the SVD.se article is asking himself what kind of life he wants his kids to have. I think all of us should ask that. What kind of legacy do we want to give to the world? A world full of hate, distrust and poverty? A world full of crime, unequal life and climate changes to the worse? It is actually up to you. You are big part of this puzzle, you are not distanced from it. You effect everything around you, even if you live in the deepest of woods, far away from cities.
So think about your part. Did you smile to the stranger when you ride the train, subway train or bus the last time? What do you think affects people most a grumpy person or a smiling person? How do you think the two effect that person? Think about it. How does it affect you when someone smiles to you in a nice way? With those words I leave you to think.
And if the Swedish muslim doctor reads this, yes I consider him Swedish, since he lives here in Sweden.
http://www.e-pages.dk/svenskadagbladet/4291/ (paper version of SVD online 20121231)