As a Drama teacher I always struggle with make up work, sub work, those kinds of things. You have to be in my class to get something out of it! You have to participate. I read this article and decided this is certainly something I would use as paper sit work of any kind with my classes. I would attach some questions to the article and they’d have to read and write. I think this article was well written and what needed to be said and my students need to hear it. I’ve known this about myself as a teacher for a long time, I am not above indoctrination. I would sometimes really like to influence my students belief system. I value being some one who says what I deem the good things. So I think if I need to have work for a sub or something, great articles like these are the good ones to choose. Hehe, sorry parents, yes I am trying to fill your kids heads with love… Now if only Time would let me copy and paste this article. SHHHHH! Don’t tell them!
Another horrendous act of terrorism has taken place and people like myself who are on media speed-dial under “Celebrity Muslims” are thrust in the spotlight to angrily condemn, disavow, and explain—again—how these barbaric acts are in no way related to Islam.
For me, religion—no matter which one—is ultimately about people wanting to live humble, moral lives that create a harmonious community and promote tolerance and friendship with those outside the religious community. Any religious rules should be in service of this goal. The Islam I learned and practice does just that.
Violence committed in the name of religion is never about religion—it’s ultimately about money. The 1976 movie, All the President’s Men, got it right when it reduced the Daedalus maze of the Watergate scandal to the simple phrase, “Follow the money.” Forget the goons who actually carry out these deadly acts, they are nothing more than automated drones…
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