"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 "Mohammed's" Postcard from Baghdad
I haven't heard from "Mohammed" more, but I have been reading the current entries on the blog he uses. Through intermediaries, I have found out more about him. That "Mohammed" is not his real name -- he has to use a pseudonym for security ... fear of being targeted for his postings. He's a 16 year old boy and the person who has organized the blog has given him and a few other bloggers laptops that they can charge and use. Only because of the frequent electrical outages they are able to charge the computers infrequently and it makes posting difficult.
I'm hoping he will continue our conversation, but I also won't be surprised if that doesn't happen. Needless to say, he has a lot going on. But I will continue to read his posts and comment on them there -- and occasionally to pull posts out and link to it here.
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."