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originally posted by: Murgatroid
Did you ever looked in a Muslims eyes? It's not happy, it's not... It ought to break your heart, not make you want to debate with them. It ought to break your heart for them because you have something to give for them. You don't have to prove them wrong... You represent your Jesus and you love them and you will see them come into the kingdom...
originally posted by: intrptr
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.