[5/12] DIVINITY | Season 1:Origins Recap
📖 Maskat can't connect to Islamic prayers 🎤 Sherin shares her journey with religion 🧐 Omar explores the Power of Myth and the Hero's Journey
Have you ever experienced God? Did you grow up in a religious family? How has your relationship with religion changed over the years?
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READ 📖 CHAPTER 5: Morning Glory
LISTEN 🎤 S1EP05. Experiencing God with Sherin Wafaai 🇪🇬
REFLECT 🧐 Religion & Our Journeys| Writer’s Commentary
📖 CHAPTER 5 : Morning Glory
Maskat does not want to go to prayer, and the walk to school reminds him of how much he is different from his father, and religion is not the only thing….
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🎤 S1Ep05. Experiencing God with Sherin Wafaai 🇪🇬 🇫🇮
Omar and Sherin attempt to unravel the spiritual experience, and reflect on what how their relationship with religion changed through the years. Sherin’s story about what “being a good muslim” meant and how it backfired, remains one of this Season’s memorable moments.
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🧐 Writer’s Commentary | Religion and Our Journeys
The role of religion, movies, theater, and novels alike, is to provide us with anecdotes and metaphors that help us along the way, in our own unique interpretations of them.
In debating religion so fiercely, I had been missing the point. In trying to defy my culture, I had become a cold, hard, enemy of my own self. My war with the outer world only ceased to exist, when I stopped fighting my own upbringing.
I still do not abide by Islam, but I now see it as a black box of stories, some of which can help me. Just characters in a movie, I do not relate to all of them, but some can be really relatable! The others are there to complete the story and enhance the drama, to keep me engaged with the precious truths which lie beneath the surface of the story.
I am not religious, but I am slightly envious of those who are.