Remember Material Man’s list from the rabbi? It proposed a different focus of attention by each of our major monotheistic religions. Islam, he said, was mainly concerned with preserving unity.
Here’s a good example, done with humor.
Though I wonder: does the primacy of unity allow much room for poking fun at oneself? For example, I know a bunch of “nun jokes” – most of them told to me by nuns over the years. Franciscans are especially noted for their flair.
Are there “imam jokes”? “Allah jokes”? There sure are more Jewish jokes – told by Jews – than there are Jews still extant.
When unity is our primary motivation does that allow room for inside jokes that touch on our religious identity?
Hat tip: Steen of Snaphanen.