• 26th August
    2012
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    2012
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Not happy with the Present, so I’m looking back on History

I am seriously Hating our Present AND not optimistic about our Egypt’s Future. Unconsciously found myself so much indulged in some old pictures of Egypt. And for the past 2 days with the weekend mode, I kept on skimming through special pictures from the “Royalty Era” since 1800s to the 1950s.

Luckily, I bumped into this very interesting collection done by Georges who had to leave the country between the 50s and the 60s like many others but still recalls his passion for Egypt and all his memories in Suez, Ismailia, Port Said, Alexandria & Cairo. His collection took me to another state of mind and made me wonder!

I instantly realised that we are getting too far from where we were, and the gap is really getting wider. “Once we were a great nation” with a Real cosmopolitan mix, different cultures, various Religions, True diversity but there was Great Respect to everyone’s uniqueness. Leaders wanted unity, they were after advancement and coping with the world’s civilization and NOW!? NOW is all about NOTHING but CONFLICTS.

SAD, dont you agree..?? if you are not sure, I ask you please to go through a few of Georges’ collection or Metro50’s which is his nickname on Flickr and you will get what I meant vs our today’s UGLY reality.

Here is the link to 

Metro50’s photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14351154@N02/ 

I think we need a miracle.

  • 11th November
    2011
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    2011
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  • 21st August
    2011
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1.5million young christians in Spain today - JMJ 2011 (World Youth Day)

JMJ 2011

1.5million young christians in Madrid

Pope Benedict XVI greeted 1.5 million young Catholics today mass near Spain’s capital Madrid, where he urged crowds to share their faith by spreading the gospel. It is the pope’s last day of a four day trip to the country. One of my team members at work is already there.. I made him promise to pray for me and my family..

Some of the Pope’s words are:

"We cannot encounter Christ and not want to make him know to others. So do not keep Christ to yourselves! Share with others the joy of your faith,”

My thoughts:

After hearing the Pope words, I really wonder as an Egyptian since we are living and aiming today for democracy, liberalism, equality of human rights and freedom of speech..  In a country - with different religions (primarily Islam followed by more than 10% Christians) - where preaching any religion is a legal crime except for Islam and people So i am wondering “will I ever live and see egypt having such an event or freedom in preaching different religions like countries who respect person’s will, freedom of choice and faith!!”

more about today’s Mass: http://www.france24.com/en/20110821-spain-madrid-pope-benedict-xvi-urges-young-catholics-spread-faith-mass

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-18/world/spain.pope.visit_1_pope-benedict-xvi-protests-catholic-youths?_s=PM:WORLD

photos from JMJ 2011 : http://www.madrid11.com/es/multimedia/foto

further references:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1023483/You-preach-Bible-Muslim-area-What-police-told-Christian-preachers.html

http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=567

  • 18th August
    2011
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    2011
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