Mhux biss il-fidi, issa anke l-kultura!

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Din l-esperjenza ta’ wieħed Isqof Franċiż, jirrakontha  l-Kardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.  Hawn taħt issib kopja tagħha kelma b’kelma kif sibtha jien fl-edizjoni ingliża tal-Osservatore Romano tal-15 ta’ April 2014.

Ir-reazjoni immedjata tiegħi kienet, “L-Ewropa mhux biss il-fidi qed titlef, imma anke l-kultura tagħha!”

“A time ago,” writes Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, “a French bishop told me this story. Having been invited to a school during a series of presentations on various religions, he opened his talk with a question to the children: ‘What is Lent?’. There rose a murmur in the predominantly French classroom, though there were other ethnicities as well. Finally, a French boy built up the courage to say: “It’s the Christian Ramadan!”. This story is emblematic of a socio-cultural evolution: the point of reference, in this tired and forgetful Europe, has become foreign and extrinsic; the paragon for deciphering reality is no longer local but alien”. From this Ravasi begins to speak about fasting, an aspect “that in the past was a significant component, an almost universal legacy of religious creeds”.

Napprezza jekk jekk taqsam magħna r-reazzjoni tiegħek inti wkoll.

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One thought on “Mhux biss il-fidi, issa anke l-kultura!”

  1. Issib Maltin li jammiraw lil ta’ Jehova ghax jafu l-Bibbja umbaghad huma ma jindenjawx ruhhom jaqrawha.
    Ohrajn jammiraw lill-musulmani ghax isumu fir-Ramadan umbaghad huma ma jsumux fir-Randan.
    Ma napprezzawx is-sabih tar-Religjon taghna.
    Forsi ghax isir wisq enfasi fuq affarijiet mhux essenzjali, bhal tizjin ecc.

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