Tuesday, March 11, 2008

**[Tuesay added name of friend and name of foreword writer.] She thanks her friends in a flavorful way at the beginning of the book. For example, she thanks, Safiyad Godlas, an artist friend for not only making stop and smell the roses, but making her notice the precise and many colors of each rose and how the petals flow together.

The book is "Inside the Gender Jihad: Women's Reform in Islam" by Amina Wadud. Professor Khalid Abou El Fadl, the man who writes in the foreword that people who are without power can't have a full relationship with God because they don't have the power to choose that relationship.

Putting those together it could be like this. God makes us complex, multi colored, multi petaled, and God wants us to show up like that. Relating to withered, fake simple, tramped on plants is not what God has in mind.