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Muslims - Knock on My Door

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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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Well obviously I don't know how to do a post. I've screwed up. So sorry guys.

Just wanted to say I am a Christian, Jesus is my everything.

We've just celebrated Christmas today and yesterday out and about and at home with family.

The doorbell rang and who is standing there?? My very devout and very loving Muslim neighbours. With a Merry Christmas from the bunch, they stood there beaming with genuine love and handed a gift bag over. Inside was a box of chocolates, a snow globe we could personalize and a Christmas card.

I have always loved them - they are the most loving people I have ever met. And I already adore them.

I wanted to share to say that we must love each other. Let's hate evil but love one another - always.

Merry Christmas!!!



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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Happens all the time Bro. Thanks for pointing it out though. Many are unaware.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

I know, and it's not the first time experiencing their kindness. But I think it's good to share personal experiences with our "ATS Family" including the lurkers, perhaps those who have never had any interactions and only hear of the negativity regarding our human family.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 06:39 PM
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It seems critical right now to get this message out. Thank-you



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

What a lovely reply Kali - I think you hit the nail on the head. The word "critical" - yes, lives can be destroyed by one's simple interpretation of another belief.

This world is so scary at times and the news can cripple many. Love - love no matter what.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: ccseagull

It's nice to hear a story like this, especially considering the heated climate right now. Most people are good people, it's the few bad apples that get all the attention and focus while the majority get lumped in with the few.

Thanks for sharing

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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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The Muslim guy at the corner store was wearing a Santa hat and seemed to be glowing with joy. He sold me beer and cigarettes and wished me a Merry Christmas. Good guy as far as I can tell.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: ccseagull




Just wanted to say I am a Christian, Jesus is my everything.


It's so nice to see a Christian living their faith of love and tolerance like Jesus taught, instead of perverting Christianity to allow for a "holier than thou" theology of fear, hate, arrogance and division, so common in these forums.

Bless your heart!


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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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Very nice story! I used to work with some lovely Muslim people. One thing I always remembered was a day we were on break and some of us went out for a smoke and although it was a sheltered area, everyone was complaining about the rain. The Muslim gentleman said, "Yes, it's raining, but rain is good and necessary, the trees and flowers are happy. I smiled and told him how beautiful that was, and how true. Now when it's a gloomy rainy day, I think of what he said all those years ago and the happy trees and flowers and it makes me smile again.
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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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Meh, the neighbors, (Hindus) knocked at the door to say Merry Christmas and give us flowers. They don't give us the time of day any other day.

I went outside right after and encountered them again while walking my dog. I wanted to say something about how I don't observe holidays like others do, I'm not into religion or commercialism, but they didn't look at me and ducked into their house as I walked by.

So 5 minutes made all that difference. Reinforces my notion Christmas is a facade, an expectation of behavior. more ritualistic than sincere. People should be neighbors anyday, friendly gestures aren't universal? Just a wave, a nod or acknowledgment instead of ignoring each other, except for one day or two.

When my mom had a stroke earlier this year, there was ambulances on three occasions at the house, lots of visits by in home care, lots of therapy out front, in plain view with walkers, canes, rehab was extensive. Not once did they show any interest in all that. I know they know, they saw everything.

I know,

bah humbugs



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: ccseagull

I don't think any of us have ever said Every Muslim is bad or unloving.

So it is good to hear of the acts of those who aren't.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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I beg to differ. Every time I read a post on here that has (in quotations) "religion of peace" it's usually followed by chest thumping anti Muslim crud. I could probably be more eloquent, but my grill beckons.

To the OP, Merry Christmas.


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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

I agree intrptr - Christmas is a facade. Every day is Christmas if you truly have a personal relationship with Jesus (speaking as a believer, I am not trying to be judgemental).

I just was touched that these people went out of their way to acknowledge a special day for us, and they know we are Christian, when they did not have to. With all the news being thrust in our faces about Muslims being purposely ignorant about Christmas, etc I just wanted to balance the scales a bit.

Meanwhile, sure there are endless scenarios happening around the world of people of every faith acting disrespectfully towards each other, as well as being loving to each other. I just wanted to bring this one little act which radiated such love so that I could put their energy of love out into the world.

I am SO SORRY to hear of the lack of acknowledgement of your mother's stroke. Rest assured that if I lived in your neighbourhood I would have made a bee-line for you to let you know you and your mother (and loved ones) were not alone and that I would be there to help. I mean that sincerely. I hope your Mom is doing better. I will pray for her if I may.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

LOL - love it. Skunk Ape, you always make me laugh!



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Bless you as well olaru!! You are so sweet.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

NightStar - you have the biggest heart, like a giant marshmallow of love sprinkles. I think you are adorable.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

HI ChesterJohn - there has been so much tension on ATS, as well as in our daily lives and the news. Many of our Muslim ATS members have had their hearts broken, i.e.: dear CharlieSpiers, Kapusta, etc. (sorry, I don't mean to leave anyone out, just the names that come to mind). Can't recall any post that has said that "Every Muslim is bad or unloving," and I'm not on often enough to keep up with all the posts but I just wanted to shine the light on what true love is especially during this tense time in history that feels like everything is about to blow.




posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: DuckforcoveR

Yes DuckforcoveR - it is overwhelming at times.

Merry Christmas back 'atcha and I'm just going to go and fetch a chair and join you for dinner. Nothing beats the grill!



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Most people from older countries tend to mind their business. Because they didn't offer anything when you had an emergency isn't being aloof. That;s their way.




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