Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I have a dream

I have a dream that one day we will live in societies where no human has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.  If we can learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.  I am committed to offer pluralistic solutions on issues of the day as my contribution. 

Sent to Srinivas Donigiri in New Delhi for publication

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Evils of Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Racism, Apartheid

No one can justify Anti-Semitism, Apartheid, racism, Misogyny, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, Homophobia and other evils of the society. If you fan anyone of these evils, the flame will engulf others. You will be as much of a bloody victim in the end, as you want others to be now. You should stand up against all evil.

If you think it is ok with Islamophobia, you are approving Judeophobia, or vice-versa, evil does not end with one, it eats us all. It pained me to read one of my Jewish friends saying Islamophobia is justifiable – it is not, and we have to fight all evil, we cannot let current circumstances ruin the relationships.

Mike Ghouse is a public speaker, thinker, writer and a commentator on Pluralism at work place, politics, religion, society, gender, race, culture, ethnicity, food and foreign policy. All about him is listed in several links at www.MikeGhouse.net and his writings are at www.TheGhousediary.com and 10 other blogs. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Free nations

Where one has the freedom to eat, drink, wear and believe whatever the hell he or she wants to, as long as one does not rob others food, space and loved ones. Mike Ghouse

My inclusive world

I am glad my world is inclusive and not limited to one nation, one faith, one race, and one culture. It feels good not to have any barrier between you and another human. The world is mine and I belong to the whole universe. Life becomes beautiful when it is inclusive. May you be blessed!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Justice is the only glue thing that binds

Wrote to Ray Hanania,

" I am glad you are standing up for Justice, indeed, that is the only glue that binds and sustains cohesive societies."

Mike Ghouse

Friday, July 11, 2014

Islam is about freedom and not enforcement of faith.

Islam is about freedom and not enforcement of faith. As a society, Muslim or other can punish the violators of the common rules for theft, cheating, robbing, breaking contracts, but God did not authorize any one to judge on one's faith.
Source: http://sharialaws.blogspot.com/2014/07/supreme-court-ruling-on-sharia-courts.html