God’s spirit in all regardless of name: writer

Further to Mr. Cecil H. Colwell’s contribution in the Oct. 13 Pipestone Flyer about “Lord’s prayer back in public school.

Dear editor,

Further to Mr. Cecil H. Colwell’s contribution in the Oct. 13 Pipestone Flyer about “Lord’s prayer back in public school.” I totally agree and have the utmost respect for Mr. Colwell and his thoughts and feelings on this subject.

I was not raised in a Christian household but I had a very open-minded mother who encouraged all her children to believe in the higher power. I remember in 1974 when I was 10 years old and my sister was 8, my mom told us to attend the local church on Sunday. Well, we went but the pastor said we were not Christian and so we were not allowed to attend.

We went home and our mom sent us back the following Sunday with a message for the pastor: “This is the house of God and my daughters should be allowed to attend.” So guess what? We were allowed and we had the most fun at Sunday school.

Rumi said:

“I am not a Christian, Jew or Muslim, I am not a Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Zen.

“I don’t belong to any established religion or cultural society.

“I am neither the body nor the soul for I belong to the divine soul of my beloved.”

Rumi also said,

“Christian, Jew and Muslim, we all bow down to Abraham’s God.”

We all have God’s spirit in us regardless of name. I have respect for all the prophets that God sent down to show us the right path and I agree with Mr. Colwell. If we give in to every grunt and disagreeable person then we may as well stop celebrating Christmas, Easter and the rest. People come into this country for a better life, not to change the system in any way. If they don’t like it they should go back to their home country.

I love everything that Canada stands for and a little religion such as a prayer at school is better than nothing at all. If the school district allowed it, parents will see a change in their way of thinking, in their children’s attitude and it will be extended out to our society. It’s not just a school prayer; it will explode outward.

Rumi said,

“God said, I gave you eyes to see with and ears to hear with, why are you not coming to find me?”

Nooshin Khajavi, Leduc

 

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