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Listening to recent Friday sermons debating the authenticity of Christmas as a religious occasion, or of the devilish pagan origins of Halloween seems to me and to many fellow Muslims like disputing whether our neighbor's house has proper foundation or not, while our own house is on fire.A commenter that goes by the name of bettyzoole leaves this comment:
I once heard a rabbi say that most people worry about the spiritual well-being of other people and the physical well-being of themselves -- but that what God wants from us is to worry about the physical well-being of other people, and the spiritual well-being of ourselves!All religions suffer from this. If you notice that your clergy is criticizing your neighbor's house while his is on fire, let him know.
Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all agree on this. It is very sad that most of their followers don't, really.