I’m pissed! I had a great idea for a blog, including the title, and it’s gone! I don’t remember anything, can’t even begin to trace my line of thought.
So … I’ll keep this short. I wish all you Easter types a wonderful Easter, and all you Jewish folks a happy Passover, and you Muslim guys and gals, happy spring and happy any religious thoughts or feelings you may have this weekend.
I talk to cab drivers a lot. Many, many of them are Muslim, from all different places including here. It’s amazing how much religious conversation can be squeezed into a 10-minute ride! The driver who took me to the Seder I attended and I talked about Mohammed’s teachings about Jesus and Moses. It was a fine chat, until he mumbled that his was the only true divinity. I still tipped him well.
How easy it would be to love each other’s religions and to appreciate how special each one is in terms of what it brings to the human condition. Imagine if we could do that — and leave the need to believe in the superiority of one over another in the dusty books they came from. Even non-theism has valuable ideas and feelings to bring to the table.
And then, of course, we would eat! Can you imagine what a feast that would be? Can you just hear the laughter?