We hope you all had a good Easter break. We did. Sorry to disappoint those who thought we had been arrested, or restrained from posting.
But this got us thinking, how does a racist spend their Easter holidays?
Is it appropriate for a person who opposes a specific religion to openly celebrate another religion? We don’t believe so.
We thought if a person is so vehemently opposed to Muslim foods being labeled as safe to eat (Halal Certification) then should that person be partaking of the foods of a different religion?
Isn’t the basic tenet of any religion based on love and tolerance toward our fellow man?
To use our anna as an example, our anna passes herself as a follower of the Indian faiths. She has posted images of her Chakra (Hinduism), and of the spiritual writings of Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, better known as Yogi Bhajan (Sikhism).
Oddly, after Hinduism, the second largest religion in India is Muslim.
But, back to Easter. Part of the Easter holiday celebration is to partake in the eating of chocolate. And lets not forget the consumption of fish on Good Friday.
Looking at the religions involved, Muslim, Hinduism (the largest Indian faith) and Christian all allow the consumption of chocolate.
But only Christian and Muslim allow the consumption of fish. Indian faiths refer to Ahimsa, a belief that no animal shall be harmed. As such a true Hindu would not eat meat of any kind.
We are aware that a vegetarian diet is not enforced in Indian faiths, so our anna could eat fish if she so chose to. Our anna has demonstrated that she does partake in the consumption of meat.
But lets look at what the bible tells us, since Easter is a Christian holiday after all:
“I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.” – Romans 14:14-15
It seems that Christians are more tolerant than our anna. But we already knew that.