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  •  Happy Easter and Happy Passover rebel ga. (7+ / 0-)

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 07:19:39 PM PDT

  •  In a spirit of inclusion and respect for all the (6+ / 0-)

    worlds major religions perhaps we can also take this opportunity to wish our Islamic readers a most spiritual observance of Ramadan even though it does not start this year until June 29.

    Ramadan starts in United States June 29 this year

    Also, best well wishes to all those of other religions who may be celebrating important spiritual occasions during this time of year, in addition to the Happy Easter and Happy Passover I wished above, not meaning o live any one out, certainly not the 1.5 billions people who celebrate Ramadan instead of Easter or Passover, this approximate time of year.  

     photo ramadan-canada_zps8c5d4dc5.jpg

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 07:38:08 PM PDT

    •  Always, (5+ / 0-)
      Also, Best Well Wishes To All Those Of Other Religions, who may be celebrating important spiritual occasions during this time of year.
      Major religious groups wikipedia

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 07:55:45 PM PDT

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    •  Ramadan (8+ / 0-)
      In a spirit of inclusion and respect for all the worlds major religions perhaps we can also take this opportunity to wish our Islamic readers a most spiritual observance of Ramadan even though it does not start this year until June 29.
      June 29 - July 28 is NOT a comfortable time for daytime fasting in most of the Muslim world! High summer, unless you're south of the Equator!

      I wish my Islamic brothers and sisters Salaam Alikum (Peace be upon Thee) during this sacred time, along with my prayers for Mercy to survive those daylight hours. I exhort all readers of this comment to do the same.

      The Ramadan Observance this year isn't going to be an easy one.

      "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

      by thanatokephaloides on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 09:18:49 PM PDT

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      •  I taught a fair number of senior executive courses (5+ / 0-)

        in one African nation that is half Christian and half Muslin.

        My role was trying to forge a common methodology to assist with resolving a dispute over a couple billions dollars of unpaid natural gas royalties to one of Europe's largest energy companies.

        More than half of the large group from he various ministries of government were mostly Muslim, while the representatives of the gas company were not.

        I had nothing to do with the logistics but was just flown in from the State a few days before the event to do my combination courses - strategic facilitation as I was known and at least mostly trusted by both parties who both wanted a solution as this energy company was he largest company in the nation and had decided to refuse to make any further investment in the nation until they received their $2 billion of unpaid royalties.

        Through a tremendous blunder of schedule this week long workshop was scheduled in the middle of Ramadan so they observant were fasting and not drinking even water I believe from Sun up from Sun down.

        But with billion of dollars at stack and top representatives from both government and industry, the organizers arranged scandalously lavish  two hours lunches in a Penthouse banquet hall on the premise that a lot of the negotiations would occur over drink and meals, which is often a great assumption.

        But, with trying to juggles schedules and availability from all over the world, we landed right in the middle of Ramadan.

        I didn't even realize this until the second day of the event, when I noticed all of these incredible sad, hungry, and thirsty observant Muslim government official hanging out in our large course room that I had come down to set up wall charts for our next session.

        When some of us tried to scale down the lavishness of the arrangements our hostess who was daughter of one of the previous heads of state, and largest tribe, became alarmed because it turned out that she had already paid for all of the food arraignment for the whole week, and all of her financial interest including the entire facility and all the employees were being paid for as a percentage of the spending on food and drinks.

        I tried to skip lunch in solidarity with the observant but with 6 hours jet lag, and being the sole facilitator and teacher for a group of about 50 participants for a week long event that pretty much went from the moment I woke up to the moment I'd sleep for about 4 hours, I discovered to my embarrassment that I could not sustain the energy required to pull of the event without eating for the day.

        Amazingly, we ended up with a great success, I'm not exactly sure how.

        I gained a lot of respect for the faith of these observant Muslim government officials that they could continue to remain disciplined and energetically engage while sustaining such a challenge..

        "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

        by HoundDog on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 12:38:05 AM PDT

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      •  Ramadan is an observance I have developed (2+ / 0-)
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        a lot of respect for over the years. Through both fasting and breaking the fast each evening, the spirit of community and awareness is really special and powerful.

        Tell Warner Brothers Pictures that Rooney Mara is #NotYourTigerLily.

        by ExpatGirl on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 07:54:57 AM PDT

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  •  I returned, about an hour and a half ago, (7+ / 0-)

    from our lovely Easter Vigil at Portland's beautiful Episcopal Cathedral, St. Luke's.

    Beautiful Mass. Just stunning.

    For those who are observing Easter,

    Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia, Alleluia!

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 08:22:54 PM PDT

  •  Passover and Easter (5+ / 0-)

    No matter who you are, or what you believe, the Easter and Passover narratives pack a potent punch.

    The Passover narrative describes the successful liberation of one nation and people from oppression by another. If that doesn't trip major triggers in your soul, you are reading the wrong website.

    The Easter narrative is the story of what happened when Jesus refused to abandon that idea even in the slightest degree. The Romans (and their Jewish Temple Priesthood puppets) killed Him for that refusal. And Jesus didn't flee His responsibility, but laid His life down for His friends and the freedom of His people.

    But He didn't stay dead. And neither did the ideas and ideals for which He lived. Alithos anesti! (He is indeed risen!)

    No matter who you are, no matter what you believe, these things should grab your soul and rattle your cage. If you don't believe that Jesus literally rose from the dead, at the very least you can and should appreciate the obvious immortality of the ideas He lived and died for -- especially the ideals of universal compassion and freedom from oppression.

    I myself am Pagan. The close co-incidence of Easter and Passover -- both unusually late this year -- to our Beltane Holiday (evening of April 30 to sundown May 1) is not lost on me. The Sacred King voluntarily laying his life down for His own is repeatedly apparent in our lore as well. And the Beltane holiday is the celebration, amongst other things, of final liberation from the oppression of winter weather and the opening of our homes and ourselves to an outdoors which hopefully will welcome us again as participants in it. Again, the opening of the tomb and the release from its prison of the one within it is no stranger to us. Intelligent Pagans, therefore, celebrate the Easter and Passover seasons in their own ways. At the very least, we join in your celebrations and we share and bless your time of joy.

    These are values we share.

    "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

    by thanatokephaloides on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 09:05:11 PM PDT

  •  ♡Thanks For All The Rec's And Tips Everyone♡ (2+ / 0-)
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    Pinto Pony, JayRaye

    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 10:51:06 PM PDT

  •  Best of all Holy Holidays, to all! May Peace come (2+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga, JayRaye

    to all peoples and faiths of the world.

    In the Greek Orthodox faith we greet each other this day by saying:

    Christos Aneste, "Χριστός ἀνέστη!" ("Christ is Risen!" in Greek)

    The response is:  

    Alithos Anesti "Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! " - ("Truly He is Risen!")

    And now..... On to the best day of eating excellent Greek food and the traditional lamb served on Holy Sunday (Pascha)*.

    *"Pascha is derived from the Jewish word Pesah which means "Passover". And here there is a direct link with the New Testament. In 1 Corinthians 5:7 we read, "for our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed". According to St John, Christ was crucified at the very time that the paschal lambs were being killed. There is another link with the Old Testament because of the importance to the Jews of the Feast of the Passover. The verbal form means to protect and to have compassion as well as "passover". The experience of the Israelites was literally a "passover", but it was also an experience of both God’s compassion for his people, and a great act of protection, as for example, the passage through the Red Sea. The crucifixion and later Resurrection of Christ took place during the Passover Feast. So for Christians Christ was clearly the Paschal Lamb, the fulfilment of all that the Passover had foreshadowed since the first Passover which celebrated the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Let us remember that because the word "Pascha" is in its origin a Hebrew word, by using it we are a witness to the Jewish community, for whom the Passover is still one of the most important words in their religious faith."

    Quote and explanation from "IT IS PASCHA NOT EASTER!"
    by Fr. Michael Harper

    http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/...

    “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." - Rumi

    by LamontCranston on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 07:32:10 AM PDT

  •  Passover-Easter greetings (1+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga

    to all the KOS and to everyone.  

    Tomorrow is the Boston Marathon, we have many vistors and the city is just bimming with good cheer.

    We hold all those who were hurt or killed last year in our thoughts.  

  •  Have a Happy! (1+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga

    I just said it in flowers.

  •  And Happy 420 to all! (1+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga

    May the hits keep coming for you and yours.

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