Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Human Spirit in Hospital

I was visiting in hospital until the early hours of the morning. There was a Jewish doctor wearing a couple as well as a heavily bearded Muslim doctor on duty in the ward. It struck me how amidst all that calamity and misery you would expect from a hospital ward, how ideal some other things were.

The two doctors got on well with each other and despite their obvious religious affiliations there were no religion related issues. They just pulled their sleeves and helped patients regardless of their race or creed. I won't go as far as the words in John Lennon's song, 'imagine'. I can never imagine a world without a religion. There will always be many people who find comfort in spiritualism and until there is death, there will be religion for some people and many will feel more comfortable with a particular set of customs and life style, but wouldn't it be nice to imagine a world where no one tried to convert another person, or discriminate or hate another person or conquer others because of their religion and there was no hidden agendas other than the pleasant human spirit which let people live their life and choose for themselves for how they want to worship or not worship. Imagine that!


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Sohrab said...


No way, I thought Jewish doctors only took joy in drinking the blood of Muslim infants to gain strength for serving Zion!