As I’ve Stated Multiple Times, even though I am an Unabashed Jew, and Unconditional Supporter of Israel, and RIDE with Great Pride with my FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN FRIENDS . . . I am NOT a Religious Person.
But that said . . . I have nothing but Great Admiration and Respect for the Values of our Judeo/Christian Society.
PLUS . . . If everyone lived by the Values of HILLEL, MOSES & CHRIST, we would be living in a Far Better World.
Anne, Stryker, April the Cat, and I will be leaving Kentucky this morning, heading North for our Summer Home in Ontario Canada.
And the reason we were in Kentucky, from Austin Texas, which added a Couple of Hundred Miles to our Trip, was for us to Visit the ARK ENCOUNTER and the CREATION MUSEUM, both of which promote and tell the Christian Biblical Story of who we are. How we came to be. Why we are the way we are. And what we could look forward to in the Future.
BOTH MUSEUMS . . . were incredibly well done, and very professionally presented, and gave no shortage of Food For Thought, which was for Anne and Myself a great way to Kick off Easter Friday through Easter Monday, giving us a better understanding of the Powers through Belief, which Motivates more than Two Billion Christians Worldwide.
There was a time . . . not that long ago, when being Jewish, meant being Leery of Christians, never knowing what we could expect in terms of acceptance, and to a great extent – Rightly So . . . BUT THAT WAS THEN AND THIS IS NOW!
During my 67-Years Growing Up, living to a great extent amongst Christians, and seeing how our Values are both Similar, understanding that what makes one Religious Community Strong, makes the other Religious Community Strong as well, I see a Budding Future, where Jews, who were once Suspicious of Christians, especially FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIANS, are now seeing STRONG ALLIES to be CHERISHED instead of FEARED.
NEITHER OF US HAVE TO BELIEVE . . . the way each other believes, to completely understand, that our CORE VALUES make us far closer than ever.
AND NEITHER OF US HAVE TO QUESTION . . . the Validity of the Other with Misgivings, since in the LARGER PICTURE . . . especially when looking at the Threats of the World, AGAINST our Secular Rule of Laws DERIVED from the Ten Commandments and our Judeo/Christian Beliefs, that we are Far Stronger TOGETHER than we are APART.
So . . . Because we are about to Depart for the Great Canadian North, and Daylight is Starting to Burn, this is a very Short Editorial, meant to wish all of my Christian Friends . . . Believers and non Believers Alike, to Reflect on this Easter Holiday, not necessarily perhaps on the Minutia of the CRUCIFIXION & RESURRECTION, as much as on HIS MESSAGE, because what could possibly be SIMPLER to understand, THAN TO DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE DONE UNTO YOURSELF.
For Everyone Who Believes CHRIST Died On The CROSS For Our Sins – Don’t Let HIS Sacrifice BE IN VAIN.
For Those Who Don’t Believe . . . HIS Message Is Nonetheless Worth Believing.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov