Happy Easter everyone (even if you are not a Christian)!

by obama

Today, as it is customary in my family I went to the catholic church to celebrate the easter! I am non practicing moslem (like most of you), but my kids are christian because of their mom. I have no intention of becoming a christian, since I still believe islam, if practiced accordingly and not mixed with politics, is better than christianinty. However, I don't need to belong to any religion, since every religion has a lot of good in it and I can pick and choose the goods in all. Zartoshti sounds good as well.

I go to church on special occasions to support my family. This year there was a different priest than the previous years. What he said was that: "it is not as jesus physically rose from death and went to heaven - it was that he was transformed from one form to another. This day is about transforming us as the community, neighborhoods, country, or family. Throw away your bad memories from the past and start a new like an unborn child! This is the spirit of Easter!"

Well, this is why I thought to share this blog with you. This was nothing new to me, but it was new since it differs from what most christians believe. What i found intersting was the fact that this is exactly what NOROOZ is all about, and it is not coincident that it happens at the beginning of spring. Is there any relationship here? I would need to do more research, but I would not be surpriesed if I find out that it has dervived from our Norooz.

What is important is the message whether it is in easter, or norooz. Forget about the past and forgive the people for the wrongs that they have done; start a new everyday and enjoy the life as there is no tomorrow!


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Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to you, your family and every person in the world. Jesus was a great man and his contributions to humanity are countless.

Besides, I love the way Christian CELEBRATE his passing, unlike our political Shi'a who is but about mourning and sadness, rather than jubilant cerebration of afterlife better this physical life.



i am a bahai too

yes, like ice cream

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rumi is all about "religion" and it is just like ice cream . . .

only better


If anyone asks you
how the perfect fulfillment
of all our sexual desire
will look, lift your face
and say,

Like this.

When someone wonders at the grace
of the night sky, climb upon the roof
and dance

Like this.

If anyone wants to know what "spirit" is,
or what "God’s fragrance" means,
lean your head toward him or her.
hold your face up close.

Like this.

When someone quotes the old poetic image
of clouds uncovering the moon,
loosen slowly, knot by knot,
the strings
of your robe.

Like this.

If someone wonders how Jesus raised the dead,
don’t explain the miracle.
Kiss me on the lips.

Like this. Like this.

When someone asks what it means
to "die for love," point


If someone asks how tall I am, frown
then  measure with your fingers the space
between the creases of your forehead and say:

This tall.

The soul that sometimes leaves the body, returns.
When someone doesn’t believe that,
Walk back into my house.

Like this.

When lovers moan,
they’re telling our story.

Like this.

I am a sky where spirits live.
Stare into this deepening blue,
while breezes whisper a secret.

Like this.

When someone wonders what there is to do,
light the candle in his hand.

Like this.

How did Joseph’s scent come to Jacob?


How did Jacob’s sight return?


A soft wind clears the eyes.

Like this.

When My Beloved  returns,
He’ll put just his head around the edge
of the door and surprise us

Like this!

Jalal'u'din Rumi


My dear Crush on Alex, good way of putting it! Different flavors

by obama on

of Ice cream. Never thought of it that way before. You don't have to like only one flavor! You can fundamentally like certain type, but mix it with different flavors. It broadens our understanding of other people. 

I look at the religions more as a garden with variety flowers for every taste. Why should we like only one type of flower? Couldn't we love more than a few or combination? Are we going to be called infidel if we do? In islam, you can even have 4 wives, but they don't allow you to have more than one religion! That's selfish!

What is important to me is the person's character, and I don't care how and through what, if any, religion one achieves it. The problem of belonging to one religion is that one becomes more narrow minded and we would empower people in charge to become authocrats, ending up with IRI.   

I still think islam is a great religion despite its shortcomings. Hafez, sadi, rumi, khayiam is more than what we need (I know they were all moslems). If we only could practice GOFATREH NIK, PENDAREH NIK, KERDAREH NIK, this would be a much better place. But, it's hard! How much more difficult if we try to follow major religions.

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

You talk about religion like it's ice cream

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I guess that's better than taking it seriously. Nice blog.