I Heart VBS
|Roman Catholic Church|
|The Great Synagogue - Sydney|
I'm just kicking myself that I didn't think of this sooner. I mean, we have at least 10 churches within a 5-mile radius of our house. (There's a synagogue, too - but we Jews aren't down with the VBS scene, for some reason...) If I had just thought to plan it out, I could have probably had the girls in someone else's care every morning all summer.
|Islamic Center in Washington, DC|
We've got an Islamic center nearby, too. Do you think Muslims have vacation Koran school? Oh, look! Here's a picture of a mosque in Washington, DC!
Hmmm...that's odd...this mosque doesn't seem to have precipitated terrorist attacks or a Muslim takeover of America, which some fearmongers would like us to believe is the inevitable result of allowing Muslims to practice freedom of religion in this country. What's up with that, anyway?
Thank goodness there are those among us who have kept their heads in these confusing times and refuse to traffic in fear.
"Whenever there has been bloodshed allegedly in the name of one tradition or another, it's necessary to say, 'That's not what that tradition is about,'" Rabbi Arthur Waskow, of the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center, said.
Thank you, Rabbi. Indeed, the bloodshed represents not Islam but a tradition of hate, a tradition which the protesters down in Tennessee seem to be intent on perpetuating.
That goes for you, too, Anti-Defamation League...
[Church photo: TurboPhoto]
[Synagogue photo: Sydney-city blog]
[Islamic Center photo: worldpress]