A couple weeks ago I posted a slightly controversial issue up on the FinerMinds Facebook page about the “Ground Zero mosque” debate. If you haven’t heard about it, there has been a proposal to build an Islamic center where the World Trade Towers used to be. It’s not even a mosque. It’s more like a YMCA or a Jewish Community Center. And it’s 2 blocks away from Ground Zero.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the whole religion and spirituality debate so I thought I’d share what happened when I posted my thoughts on Facebook.
Check it out:
We got 81 comments with some really strong opinions. But I don’t want to the discussion to end. I want your thoughts on this. If we don’t question, we don’t grow.
By the way. When Sharif El-Gamal, one of the organizers of this project was asked what would the building be used for he replied, “The community center will provide a place where individuals, regardless of their culture or background, will find a place of learning, arts and culture, and, most importantly, a community center guided by the universal values of all religions in their truest form – peace, compassion, generosity, and respect for all.”
I think it’s important that we as an interconnected humanity be aware and conscious of what’s going on in the world. That’s why I’m bringing this up and that’s why I want your opinions on it and anything else you might have to say about religion and spirituality.