The Politics of Religion – A War Lebanon can’t afford to join
I post this to the people who won’t be forwarded by this, since I am sure this is making more its viral among Jews, Christians and Islamophobes.
[Watch First] Not sure what to make of it. The producers make it sound as if it’s bad. Who says how the world is now – is the proper way it aught to be?
‘Right’ & ‘Wrong’ are extremely relative and subjective words.
As an observer, everyone feels attached to their religion, regardless if they believe in it or really have faith in it.
In my opinion, Lebanon supersedes this identity crisis, while the world chose race, and color of skin or language as the choice of differentiation as an identity. Religion was the identity of choice of the Lebanese people; and let me tell you, it ended bad, just like all fanatism or racism that wish to eliminate the ‘other’.
I suggest we hold these identities, because after all, I wouldn’t know I was Christian, if it weren’t for a Muslim, or any other religion for that matter; In fact, I wouldn’t know what I would mean, if it weren’t for the ‘other’. How I am, as opposed to not being. They give me the reason to be who I am, and the ‘other’ is saying that same thing too. It gets serious once we feel the need to eliminate the ‘other’ (Eugenic doctrines & ethnic cleansing) that it starts to gets wonky, and frankly self-destructive.
To all the fanatics out there, or those that fear this viral clip, I ask you this – How do you know you are better, if there wasn’t someone else out there, that isn’t.
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Tags: identity, Islam, Islamophobia, Muslim demographics