[lit-ideas] Re: Refudiate Meditation Rooms

  • From: Judith Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 17:33:29 +0000 (GMT)

> I would not object to the centre if it were free and open
> to all, 

it will be open to all, I assume it will be free, I don't know

Judy Evans, Cardiff

--- On Wed, 4/8/10, Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx>
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Refudiate Meditation Rooms
> To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wednesday, 4 August, 2010, 18:18
> 
> 
> In a message dated 8/3/2010 10:22:22  P.M., jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx
> 
> writes:
> How is it possible to stop any  religious organization
> from buying property 
> and building a center dedicated to  the interests of
> that religion anywhere 
> unless all other religions are   similarly
> forbidden to do so within that 
> area as well?  Zoning laws make  sense to me, but
> only if they're applied 
> equally to all, else welcome to  injustice. 
> Islamism did not commit the crimes 
> of 9/11 -- radical  individuals did and though they
> were Islamists, they 
> are not representative of  Islamism -- only its
> right-wing extreme.  Many of 
> the contemporary crimes  of Christians and Jews are no
> less heinous.  Unless 
> NYC is prepared to  outlaw all religious institutions
> from operating within 
> Ground Zero, I see no  just or Constitutional way to
> prohibit the Islamists 
> from doing so.
> 
> ---
>  
> The problem is not so much the fact that they divided,
> otiosely, between  
> the library AND the swimming pool. The problem is the
> meditation ROOM. What 
> kind  of a concept is that?
>  
> 
> "a 13-story, $100 million Islamic center. Cordoba wants to
> transform  the 
> building into a glass tower with a swimming pool,
> basketball court,  
> auditorium and culinary school besides the mosque. The
> center, called Park51,  also 
> would have a library, art studios and meditation rooms."
> 
> Also,  I dislike that it will have 13 stories. Call me
> superstitious, but 
> 13 is not  exactly a lucky name. 
>  
> "Park51", and it's not like I like "Cordoba House" better,
> sounds too much  
> like "Club 54" -- another NYC mecca of former times.
>  
> You cannot really compare a church with a mosque.
> Well-respected  
> Manhattanites who are Christian will attend either St.
> Patrick or St. Thomas,  nicely 
> situated on 5th Avenue. 
>  
> Lower Manhattan was originally a Dutch area, and to some it
> has so  
> remained.
>  
> It may be argued that a 'closet' is the Christian
> equivalent of a  
> 'meditation' room. Apparenlty, American closets were
> originally built to close  
> yourself to mediate (hence 'skeleton out of the closet').
>  
> I would not object to the centre if it were free and open
> to all, but not  
> everybody is 'going Muslim' and, plus, we don't know what
> kind of books 
> would be  storaged in that 'swimming-pool library with
> a view'. 
>  
> Pls refudiate, peace-making Muslims.
>  
> Speranza
> The Swimming Pool Library
> Villa Speranza
> Bordighera
>  
>  
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