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Today is the Tomorrow you worried about Yesterday
It's 4:45 A.M.and is just too darned early to be writing anything of any import. So I will go ahead and publish this, then add to it throughout the day, whenever the mood strikes me.
I posted the following paragraph in a previous blog entry, but I think that the distinction of which it speaks is an important one, and therefore deserves some repetition -- so here it is:
According to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies,"Moslem and Muslim are basically two different spellings for the same word." But the seemingly arbitrary choice of spellings is a sensitive subject for many followers of Islam. Whereas for most English speakers, the two words are synonymous in meaning, the Arabic roots of the two words are very different. A Muslim in Arabic means "one who gives himself to God," and is by definition, someone who adheres to Islam. By contrast, a Moslem in Arabic means "one who is evil and unjust" when the word is pronounced, as it is in English, Mozlem with a z.
To me, this indicates that there are millions of Muslims in the world. And there are far too many Moslems.
WORD FOR TODAY
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