It has been an incredibly long time since my last post as is typical over the last 15 months since we moved to Nevada.
I am still in school taking a ridiculous amount of credits but I will be applying to the nursing program in the spring for a fall 2014 start so the end isn’t really near but a more normal course load is just around the corner.
I did get a job this semester. I am working in the college’s library. It is great and gives me about 12 hours a week to get paid to study and do homework. The best part of my new job? The person I work with the most.
She is Muslim. It is incredibly fascinating to talk to her about her religion. I think that most Christians would be amazed to find out how much it is actually like Christianity and how much the American Media distorts our view of this religion. She is Iranian as is her husband. Her daughter is Iranian-American, as she was born here and holds duel citizenship.
Did you know that the Muslim do not believe in abortion but they allow it up to the 40th day after conception because until then they do not believe that the mass of cells in your body has a soul. If you want an abortion you have to consult with your religious leader (via email is ok) and they will advise you if it is ok or not based on your situation. This seems pretty reasonable to me. They are valuing life but have set a specific date when life begins and its pretty scientifically backed up in my opinion.
Also did you know that Islam is the fastest growing religion in America? Its not even from immigration – but 30% of their American followers are converts.
But the thing that floored me the most?
Jesus is one of Islam’s prophets!
Yes, that is right. You read that correctly.