This piece is for real and full of humor. Indeed it happens at the interfaith homes, and it is rightly called December Dilemma. How far does a spouse go to accept the otherness of other? How far should one go? Does the faith that you are conditioned to prevent you from participating in the other? Can we integrate culturally?
A few good examples that most people cannot do are: The great Indian actor Shahrukh Khan has married a Hindu woman, and they are raising their kids with both Hindu and Muslim cultures – kids are comfortable in celebrating both festivities without a second thought. Indeed there are several such celebrity examples. I took my children to every place of worship so they don’t grow up calling other’s practices as weird, all diversity is within their grasp, and nothing is weird to them. We celebrated Christmas in full swing, I did not feel any resistance in me, though it was not my belief, culturally it was not a conflict to me.
Of course, I have grown and matured to be full interfaith pluralism person, all faiths and culture are home to me. I am comfortable with all – thank God, I fully respect and accept the God given uniqueness of others.
When I get the time, I will write a full article on this theme.
Courtesy – New York Times