April 24, 2011

Christos Anesti

6 comments:

Onur said...

Alithos Anesti, Dieneke.

Jeff Marquardt said...

Alithos Anesti!

tndl said...

Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη!

Bolinaga said...

Alithós Anésti! Benatan Berbistua!

Dean said...

Alithos anesti. One thing that religion provides is community. I believe that people need to belong to a community and that pure individualism is very unhealthy and politically dangerous.

Onur said...

One thing that religion provides is community. I believe that people need to belong to a community and that pure individualism is very unhealthy and politically dangerous.

The alternative of religion isn't necessarily pure individualism. In our modern (or post-modern) age there are many ways of living in communities other than through religion.

For myself, an atheist, religion is nothing more than just one of a plethora of kinds of common platforms for communication. Being an atheist, I am disengaged from religious bonds, and this gives me freedom to move across religions when communicating with people. So when a Muslim says "as-Salamu Alaykum" ("Selamün Aleyküm" in Turkish) I can respond with "wa Alaykumu s-Salam" ("Aleyküm Selam" in Turkish) without hesitation, and when a Christian says "Christos Anesti" I can respond with "Alithos Anesti" without hesitation. So I can somewhat become Muslim to the Muslims, Christian to the Christians, Jew to the Jews, and so on.