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Rev. Larry Reimer’s says there's a simple message at the core of his faith: people have more in common than they have in conflict.
It's one reason he chose to have a passage from the Quran read at the United Church of Gainesville, part of the United Church of Christ, on Sunday.
And he wasn’t alone.
More than 20 religious leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds around Gainesville had the same Quran passage read - along with Christian and Hebrew scriptures– at their congregations over the weekend. Local synagogues made it part of their Rosh Hashanah cel
Originally posted by Kram09
It's good that they did this! It shows a different side to all the shouting and arguing.
But we wouldn't hear about it in the msm. They'd much prefer us tearing chunks out of each other and being different rather than realising our commonality and togetherness.
Originally posted by AmericanDaughter
I disagree with what this church did
it seems to say God of the bible is God of muslims, while this is true the muslims don't worship Him so these so called christians are betraying their faith.
God of the bible IS Love
god of koran obviously teaches kill and that = hate
Jews don't believe in Jesus but at least they have the right God.
They are Not the same and anyone saying otherwize is like I said Betraying their faith misleading people.
Shame on them.
Originally posted by joewalker
Well done Gainesville, where some folk wished to see division and hate, the locals brought understanding and togetherness, there just might be some hope for this world yet.
Its a shame that the msm chose to highlight the antics of the phelps clan but not altogether surprising.
Thanks for bringing this to the forums Protoplasmic Traveller.
Originally posted by LeBombDiggity
You know, that's a great thing for those churchmen to have done. By their thoughtfulness they're lending the rest of us a little bit of hope.
For that I'm grateful.
The Associated Press
OLDSMAR, Fla. -- Deputies in Florida had to handcuff a rather unusual suspect - a 7-foot-long alligator. A crossing guard at a Tampa-area school spotted the gator lounging near an elementary school Monday morning around the time children would be walking to school.
As she and three deputies waited for a trapper to arrive, the alligator started walking toward the children. Three deputies roped the gator's neck and tail as the animal rolled and thrashed. Its tail broke off chunks of stucco from a nearby wall.
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