The Hajj, The Pope, and Yom Kippur

23 09 2015

Koran. Copyright: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Yesterday the Hajj began in Mecca, the Pope arrived in Washington, and Yom Kippur began at sundown.

The people of the book — in order of origin Jews, Christians, Muslims — and all with origins in the Middle East, were all celebrating on the same day.

Furthermore, they all claim to be praying to the same “one God” and living by his teachings, but even in the “modern” world of jet travel, instant communications, and so many ways to know each other, they are fighting and fearing and killing each other more than ever before.

How tragic.  How depressing.    How dangerous for the very future of their common humanity and home planet earth.