According to Webster: “dif·fer·ence,” n. (in context) The quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar.
Question: What is the difference between ethnic differences and theological differences?
According to Webster: “eth·nic,” (in context) adj. Relating to a sizable group of people sharing a common and distinctive national, linguistic and cultural heritage.
According to Webster: “the·o·log·i·cal,” adj. Of or relating to theology or to specialized religious study.
(A Christian praying to Almighty God).
Editorial: This woman (at least in my considered opinion), is “unmistakably ” inspired by her faith.
(A Muslim praying to Allah).
Editorial: This man, (in my humble opinion), as well as by my due diligence and deep research, is categorically “enslaved” to his faith.
(A Christian Service).
History provides that most Christians are celebrated for their individuality and diversity, from “Episcopalians” to “Southern Baptists.”
According to Webster: “E·pis·co·pa·lian,” (in context) Of or advocating church government by bishops.
According to Webster: “Bap·tist,” (in context) A member of an evangelical Protestant church that believes in individual freedom, separation of church and state, and in baptism.
And then there’s people like me, folks that believe in God, but don’t need an organization to hold their hand.
Question: Have I always believed in God?
Absolutely, I’ve simply never felt a compulsion to proselytize my belief.
My personal take on life; “You can experience something without understanding it.
Albeit, “with certainty,” ..there’s no way in hell you can understand something, without experiencing it.”
I’ve spent a lot of time in my life interacting with nature and from that endeavor I have come to know with certainty that there is a God and a creator beyond reflection and science.
Albeit, God gave man the capacity for savagery, God did not give man the authority to sanction savagery.
God’s Sixth Commandment; “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”
It was a good guideline 5000 years ago, and it’s still a good guideline today.
Men, societies and cultures “not” based on (mutual) respect and love are indeed attractive to those without a knowledge of respect and love.
Accordingly, are “terrorists,” and/or, “Muslims,” to be pitied for their ignorance?
If we could turn the clock back 1400 years I might be inclined to reply in the (affirmative), albeit as “Homo sapiens,” and/or, (human beings) are currently living in the 21st Century with cell phones, satellites and Disney World, (it is my considered opinion) that folks that accept the “terrorist mentality” should be dealt with as a plague.
Question: At what time of day does the sun pass directly over your head?
In truth; The sun does not pass over your head, the earth rotates “counterclockwise” and your head passes (west to east) under the sun.
Islam is vigilant, while western civilization maintains “political correctness” and (blind eyes) to the risk of annihilation.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow