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Name: Ami
Age: 26
Interests: The fine arts, metal music, classical literature, B-movies, and politics
Religious background: My mom is Presbyterian, my father is Muslim. Being Japanese American, I also was exposed to a good deal of Buddhism and went to the temple regularly as well.
Your beliefs: I am baptized Presbyterian, and serve as an elder. However, I have always practiced certain aspects of both Christianity and Islam. It actually did not cause much confusion growing up. I went to church every Sunday, but celebrated Islamic holy days in my house. I think that the single most frustrating aspect of having grown up in both faiths is reading the constant stereotypes perpetuated by the media about Islam, mostly by Western religions. Having been raised with both faiths in one household, I have always believed that the two are very close in their beliefs and practices, but the rest of the world tends to think not.

I'm glad that I found this community. I'm looking forward to some thought provoking conversations.

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ashleys06
Dec. 18th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
good blog
nice site. well done.
autumnmusic
Jun. 14th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
I agree! Stereotypes are a bitch. I live in a Catholic town--I get so sick of Jew jokes.

I went on this kick about a year ago where I researched all the similarities in the world's three major religions. It almost feels like if you can explain to everyone that we're all more similar than we are different it'll help--doesn't it?
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