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Monday, May 11, 2015

"An Island that 'PREYS' together..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #71)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired Professional photographer
 and publisher. Rosen lives on the  beautiful Garden Island
 of Kaua'i with his best friend Obama Da Dog. 
Rosen also posts the Sunrise daily on his Facebook Timeline.
Photo above, James Kimo Rosen on the far left with the  cast of
Baywatch Hawaii back in 1999

This blog also appeared as an opinion article
in the 05-08-15 edition of the Kaua'i
Garden Island newspaper, titled;
Praying? More like preying.

Kimo's World #71

An Island that 'PREYS' together

There was a recent article in The Garden Island news titled, "An island that prays together." 
It was about an interfaith day of prayer,celebrating the National day of prayer, however there would be two groups,Interfaith Round-table of Kauai (IRK) and Kauai Island Ministries (KIM) 

The whole purpose of an Interfaith round table is to get people of different faiths together for the same purpose, to pray! Breaking it up into 2 groups defeats the intention.

Many miracles have transpired  due to the power and  beauty of prayer.It is disheartening  that there are two different organizations hosting the same event at the same location on the same day.

This is a juvenile example of unity for all faiths coming together.

This  appears to be  more like an international day of 'Prey.' We have one religious group not wanting to be with another, so they prey on each other.
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What ever happened to the spiritual and biblical concepts of tolerance and love thy neighbor?My prayer is that the PREYERS unite!

Maybe next year one group? Why not invite the Atheists and Agnostics, they can put forth positive energies and vibes, close their eyes and wish upon a shining stars too.

My prayer is to stop the judgement and to remember we are all in this together, to death do us part.

God bless.

This blog also appeared as an opinion article in the 05-08-15 edition of the Kaua'i
Garden Island newspaper, titled; Praying? More like preying.

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A Rebuttal to this blog was published in the 05-10-15 edition of the
Kauai Garden Island news titled, "Praying with whom you want is perfectly fine."Chris Schaefer'

All Prayers lead to Rome...

I would like to be given the opportunity to respond to Chris Schaefer's letter to the editor,"Praying with whom you want is perfectly fine,"
which was a response to my recent letter; “Praying? More like preying.” 

Let me say, I am in total agreement with Mr. Schaefer.  My point was that all faiths need to be tolerant and accepting of one another. 
Making two groups on a day that is suppose to represent unity was the irony and paradox of the whole situation.

I never said we should all think and be in total agreement with each other on all counts. What a boring world that would be, however one day a year to unite as one group  would make for a beautiful environment, even if only for an hour. 

There are many different routes to the same goal. There is more than one road and prayer that leads to Rome.

My prayer; May next years 'Day of prayer' bring one group of different faiths and doctrines to sit in the same room holding hands and singing Kumbaya. Miracles can happen!

Check out this YouTube of 5 guys playing beer bottles to the
tune of Billy Jean, this is amazing...

A good article on the guys who  composed this masterpiece;

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook...


Harmony Bentosino said...

I like your comment about inviting the atheists & agnostics to add positive thoughts to the prayer mixture. It takes all types. Were the beliefs of the 2 groups hosting the events very different from each other?

KimoRosen said...

I don't know the details but heard it was just that some felt uncomfortable...Check your PM

Anonymous said...

Harmony, this was a reply to my letter in the paper which is the same as the blog. This should answer your question, Kimo,
"I normally enjoy your letters, but I don't think you realize what you are saying.
I know you've heard of the ten commandments. Have you heard of the first one?
Christians gather every year on this day and others to pray to our God, Jehovah.
The Interfaith group wanted to force us to pray to their gods, which would force us to violate the first commandment, and our consciences as well.
They are the preyers, not us. The Mayor said that they are welcome to have their own prayer meeting, which they do. But that does not seem to be enough. They want to prey on our meeting and force us to pray to their gods.
We can all get along nicely, without them forcing us to pray to their gods, which is what the interfaith group is trying to do.
This is one of the main reasons that the Christians and Daniel's friends were thrown to the lions. It was not because they had a different God. The Romans had a whole pantheon of gods and would not have minded adding one more. They persecuted the Jews and Christians because they refused to worship other gods. Things don't seem to change that much." You can verify this commment by going to; http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-may/article_25f0b035-4017-561d-b89a-c4ec11a6c57b.html

Harmony Bentosino said...

Sad. I really believe that the different Gods are all manifestations of the one, & it shouldn't matter to which one we pray. All roads lead to Rome. Call him Buddha or call her divine love & positive thoughts. The Unitarians sometimes address God as To Whom It May Concern.

KimoRosen said...

Harmony, I like that thought. You should write a a response letter to Chris Schaefar, the guy who responded to me. send it to;


Bettejo Dux said...

I'll bring a drum....arrumatumtum

Bettejo Dux said...

I think he read you. He didn't read me..