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Hi there!
by Lisey (beatnikbabyyy)
at May 29th, 2009 (08:53 pm)

Hi, I'm a 17 year old Christian and I love finding Livejournal communities with great advocacies :) In high school, we learned that ALL religions have the same message, just different ways of expressing that message. All religions are basically guides in helping us become better people. Although we might have different names for our Gods (be it God, Yahweh, Allah, etc.) and very different traditions, the important thing is to live our lives with respect for one another in order to give glory to our supreme beings, regardless of what we may call them.

I find it very sad that over the course of history, many mistakes have been made on both ends of the stick. It saddens me when people automatically think that Christians are overzealous bigots who see sin everywhere, and go so far as to refer to the medieval crusades. It saddens me when people call Muslims terrorists. I think we're all just people, struggling to find our own paths. Religion is NOT meant to create barriers between people. It's so much more important to focus on the similarities and the way our differences compliment each other.

I don't know if other people follow American Idol as intently as I do, but this year's top two really personified my belief in the idea "unity in diversity" Adam Lambert and Kris Allen overcame their obvious differences and learned to love one another like true brothers. I realized that one can be a devout Christian (like Kris) without constantly lording their beliefs over anyone else. It even inspired me to start a little photo project which will be displayed on a community I started, soon :) I think that change is right here, and now, and we can make it awesome together :)