Thursday, March 4, 2010

UU church

I might be going to a UU church this month for a visit! Here is the link to their church. I looked up the schedule and there are a couple interesting discussions going on this month which I'd be interested in attending. The church is in a small town a bit away, but I'd go with a friend as a sort of small outing and I'd get to discover the local UU community.

I will call first to see what it's like and know what to expect a little or else I risk going all the way there for me and my friend to just back out and go to Subways or something. I'd be going with a friend who is not spiritual at all, but she is one who I feel deeply needs some spirituality. She is kind of all upside down in life obviously needing more than she has but just not finding it and not having enough self-respect to find it... The origins of her problems come from religion... Her mother is a Jehova's Witness and was very strict with her about everything, but without ever explaining why. Turned her off religion. But even worse, she basically just disowned her when she got a boyfriend at 16. Of course, not blaming everything on her mom and religion, but let's just say that a person who feels she is loved might not do a lot of the things she does... Which is why I really feel strongly that she should have something bigger to believe in. Not sure where she stands on it but I doubt she thinks about it much. Maybe she will if she learns of a very accepting, open religious community.

9 Comentários:

Anisah said...

Let us know how you liked it. We have a woman minister too!

Anisah

Wrestling said...

What a coincidence - I walked past a UU church last weekend and decided to go along some time, too! It will be interesting to compare notes on what it's like!

Anisah said...

I suppose she is not interested in Islam.right? hehe

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Very cool. I have always wanted to visit a UU church, so I will be looking forward to your experience.

Ahmed Abdul Azeem(Hamid) said...

If believing in facts is a mistake, then let me make it many times.If speaking truth is a sin,then let me sin several times.If doing good is crime,then let me do it every time. If sharing true thoughts with other is opression,then let me opress everyone.But if writing what is not wrong is right,then let me write that which should be written.




People of power and pride in the past and present have done many big things which were optional and also of less worth, rather than doing obligatory and necessary ones which were worthful,useful and helpful for their here and hereafter.

They have guided their deadly missiles,powerful rockets but not thier dear daughters,have guided and landed men to moon but misguided and mislanded women on earth,conquered outer space but not inner space (soul),have split the atoms but not thier prejudice,weighed the nucleus but not thier ego,measured the temperature but not thier temper,discovered the D.N.A but not its true creator.

They have touched the bottom of oceans but not the core of people's heart,crushed big and mighty mountains but not thier pride,exposed beauty of bodies instead of hearts,honored the ignorants,respected the criminals but disgraced the scholars and humiliated the veiled sisters and bearded brothers,safe gaurd thier borders and sea costs but violate the human rights violently,take care of thier pets but not of their own parents,monitor the global village but not their own children.

They purposely raid mosques, schools and homes but not thier own filthy clubs and dirty pubs,clean thier homes but pollute the world,construct sheds for thier pets but destroy those of orphans,developed massive cranes to lift up the burden of man but couldn't free themselves from the heavy burden of debt,have made water proof watches,fire proof jackets but couldn't make thier minds stress proof and hearts tense free,they have targeted and fired thousands of homes and human resources but couldn't even arrow their own arrogance.

They refine the crude oil but not their faith,purify even the blood but not thier intention,transplant hearts and kidneys but not love and health,join the fractured bones but not thier relationships,cloth thier dolls (barbie) but not thier daughters (halfnaked),spread AIDS but not aid,plough others field (adultress )instead of thier own ones (wife).They have made wine purer than water,have send many things to space but not even a few good deeds to heaven,have lighted the world but darkened thier souls.

They have measured the earth's surface area but not thier animosity,weighed many invisible things but not thier evil deeds and secret scandals.Thus they have spread lewedity inplace of modesty,poverty instead of stability,violence against peace and terror instead of tranquility.They are the ones who define good as bad and right as wrong,who cannot sleep without consuming sleeping pills,cannot work without dishonesty,cannot speak without lying,cannot dress without being naked,cannot marry without having extra martial affairs and cannot live without drinking (Alcohol).

They acquire every kind of pleasures from lawful and unlawful sources yet are unhappy,possess the most advanced state of the art technology yet are in severe stress,eat every kind of food,drink varieties of drinks yet are collapsed with multiple syndromes,have many gaint companies yet millions are jobless (recession),have big and beautiful homes and gardens yet their life is blissless. I ask you If this is not a punishment from the most powerful in a disguised form,then what it is?Indeed it is a pure punishment but they knew not as they have lost thier heart sight and soon will loose their eye sight too.So let them enjoy it (punishment) till they satisfy and perish.

Their buildings can be scaled,thier degrees can be counted,thier wealth can be estimated but thier worth cannot be weighed.Why? Because they are ain't any worth.Not even the worth of a left foot of a fly.

So Neither I (earth) nor Sky will cry if they die.You too don't.

Aynur said...

Sounds cool ... I would love to visit one myself, except the only services they have at the one in the area is on Sunday morning and I wouldn't have any good excuses to get out of the house at that time or day of the week. ;)

Nurul said...

I totally hv no idea what is it, but I hope that u gonna have a good time and don't forget to pray :)

Candice said...

Wrestling: I checked it out last month or the one before and saw that March was a month that might be interesting to visit so I put a note on my calendar here at work so I've been checking it out more this week. But actually it's when I saw your comment somewhere that you were visiting that I decided to post it on the blog :p

Anisah: No, she really isn't. I think she sees it as another JW type religion that is very strict. Of course I try to correct as much as possible and show the good side, but it's not working.

Aynur, it's at 10am Sunday here too... But meh, I wake at 7 anyways so it's all good. My friend will findit early though!

Nurul: Thanks!

Candice said...

And Ahmed: Why did you post this here? I really dislike comments that are not related to my blog so please post this on your own blog. I don't like spam.

Exploring Life and Islam © 2008. Template by Dicas Blogger.

TOPO