Worst Nightmare Part 1
I have not noticed close to nothing about the signs of a religious conflict in Ethiopia before the previous week.Last week when the government media generally reported, that there are signs of individual attempts to preliminary religious conflicts. I was relieved when it was reported that a subsequent high-level meeting among religious leaders was done, I was shocked and felt happy nothing too bad did not happen.
I right away started to talk with different friends and people from diverse religious backgrounds and finally found out many people have-not been as surprised as I was. Some had prior guesses from what they have observed and could see the atmosphere getting different. However, even from people which list expected this kind of issue, I have observed the fact that they become involved and being concerned overwhelms them.
Views may vary as we choose it, our life style might differ since it has things we choose, but when we come to religion, it is fact that individuals tend to be emotional. That is why I think, we should all be aware to be on the right track (the right mind setup) and to help others weigh religious conflicts.
It is actually logical to find people get aware and concerned about such Identity matters since it matters and is more close to anyone than another sort of groupings and belongings they socially consider important. Especially for society like our selves, religion is they are important for the majority, if not for all.
It is fertile ground for manipulation and being a potential source of serious problems if people get expressive than being commonsensical about it. I do not personally believe the issue is in the heart of enough no of people in any religious group to be an urgent risk. However, I believe we should all start to contribute to perpetuate the century old brotherhood that coexisted in the country by freely discussing about it and finding a common ground that wouldn’t easily manipulated by emotional people from all sides.
As many others are saying and think, the solution lies in tolerance. It is true that tolerance is the key ,However I think we have to think of what do we mean by tolerance and how it is expressed to mean what we intend.
I am trying to read about what tolerance is and what is not? I will get back to write about tolerance and would appreciate your reflections on what tolerance is. In addition, I am sure we will use this forum to discuss another possible solution to avoid such worst nightmare in our country!