jeudi 9 septembre 2010

I'm not religious

J'ai adoré cette initiative de cyb sur Facebook : au moment où des cinglés prônent l'autodafé le 11 septembre, elle vous propose d'acheter le Coran au lieu de le brûler.
Histoire de montrer que la tolérance est plus importante que jamais.

So here is the message:
I believe that love is stronger than hate, that compassion is more effective than combat, and that silence is as good as an endorsement.
I declare the 11th of September to be International Buy A Q’uran Day.
I have no authority to do so, just the faith that others who are horrified by intolerant, ignorant, inflammatory actions of some countrymen will decide that this is a time to stand up for peace, to say, We Do Not Endorse This, to donate a holy book to a place of worship, to purchase a holy text not of their own tradition, to actively promote the freedom of religion on which our country was founded.
Maybe we own a Q’uran already. Perhaps finances are sticky, and we can’t afford to buy books now. Can we take a text from our shelf, from our local library, out in public to read? Let us show our support of religious tolerance no matter our monetary situation. If we can, let us purchase more than one Q’uran, in order to read one and to donate the others. If there are things in the text that make us uncomfortable, let us return to the holy texts of our own traditions, and re-read them to investigate whether there are passages therein which do not support our notions of faith and spirituality.
Please, invite everyone to this “event”. Let us seek first to understand, to be the change we wish to see in the world. Let us fight fire with water, sweet clear water dipped from a well of knowledge, shared with everyone who thirsts for kindness, patience and tolerance.
Let us love one another and together wage a Peacewar that includes everyone everywhere.
I embrace you all.

1 commentaire:

Dame en noir a dit…

merci d'avoir partagé ce texte.
L'ennemi n'est pas l'Autre, mais notre ignorance , nos peurs et nos préjugés.