Monday, October 02, 2006

Jewish v Moslem or Moslem v Jewish

Which race/religion of people do not eat pork?
Which race/religion of people circumcise young males for religious reasons?
Which race/religion of people started significant religious celebrations at thesametime this year? Which race/religion of people have the same area in the world as their religions' birthplace?
Which race/religion of people can look very similar?
Which race/religion of people always seem to feel persecuted?
Which race/religion of peoples male like to have a lot of facial hair, au natural?
Which race/religion of peoples female like to cover up their head to a greater or lesser degree?
Which race/religion of people hate each other with a passion?
Which race/religion of people are viewed with suspicion by Anglo protestant and catholic Australians?

I am neither Jewish nor Moslem, but there seems to be more similarities between them than differences. Pity they cannot get along.

3 comments:

  1. "can all look very similar"

    to you, not to them
    to them, you and i would look very similar

    don't spoil good posts with bad generalisations

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  2. Fair point Kiki, although I did not say "all". I based it on a couple of personal encounters and experiences.

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  3. Fascinating post, especially the similarities.

    But isn't it the same with everyone? We're all human - but we can't find a way to get along.

    Even in my tiny world, the same principle applies.

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