Week in Review: Tolerance Edition

by Kay Lynn

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Yesterday was the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attack.  A small Christian church in Florida planned to burn copies of the Quran to protest the planned Manhattan mosque a couple of blocks from ground zero.  That act would be totally against the love and compassion taught by Jesus.

Thankfully, the church members decided not to go forward with the plan but it did generate a lot of discussion in the U.S.  which was a good thing.  There’s been a lot of anti-Muslim acts going on here and there in the past few months and I hope this makes people stop and think.

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Surviving and Thriving also brings up religious tolerance related to illegal immigration. Do you think we are two-faced on this subject?

At what age do you teach children about money? I agree with One Money Design that it is never too soon.

Simply Forties has a great way to stretch the value of gift cards. I’ll have to try it at my grocery store.

Do you throw away food regularly? Fiscal Geek shares tips on reducing or eliminating waste.

Out of Your Rut thinks paying down your mortgage is more important that ever. I agree that it’s important to not add debt or extend the loan.

Poverty is a topic I feel strongly about as does Money Help for Christians in this discussion of what causes poverty.

Wealth Informatics discusses marketing and scents and how it makes cents for retailers. That’s why the Las Vegas casinos all have a distinct smell!

You might have noticed that Facebook has new security processes when logging in from a different computer. Wise Bread shares that if you don’t know your friends profile pics it may cause problems.

Ultimate Money Blog asks if you should keep items if you have room to store them? My take is no but we’re trying to get away from stuff.

We can all learn from others and Len Penzo‘s guest writer has five lessons from his Italian father on marriage and money. One or two might surprise you.


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Kevin@OutOfYourRut September 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

Kay, thanks for the mentions (paying down your mortgage on OOYR and throw away food on Fiscal Geek). I owe you big time!

Forest September 12, 2010 at 7:57 am

I have been so hurt by some of the things that have been coming out of USA recently. Christian’s and Muslim’s share love for the same god it’s just a difference in beliefs from a book perspective but both books have good and bad things happening in them. The point is most Muslim’s and most Christian’s choose to focus on the good and don’t amplify or make bad decisions on the bad but a few spoil it for everyone.

I hope out of this fire the majority of American Christian’s and Muslim’s can come together and preach respect for each other, non of this hate nonsense.

Here is a great article on the Burlington Coat Factory community center: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/if-mosque-isnt-built-no-longer-america

Kay Lynn September 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Forest, that’s a great article you linked. Sometimes Michael Moore seems boorish so I was impressed with his writing.

I hope people in other countries realize that the anti-Muslim actions and words are coming from a very small number of people. Unfortunately, they get the press because it is so extreme and wacky.

Ken @Spruce Up Your Finances September 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Thank you for the link back. Yesterday was really a day to honor those people who lost their lives in the attack. We will never forget them.

Donna Freedman September 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Thank you for the link.
Did you see Nicholas Kristof’s article, “Is this America?”

Kay Lynn September 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Donna, thanks for the link. I don’t believe the Newsweek study quoted (how was that question worded and was the sample nation-wide) but am glad it celebrated those that are standing up against the anti-Muslim tone going on.

SimplyForties September 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks for the shout out!

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