A 12 year old Egyptian kid does politics and theology…

I do not pretend to know very much about the complexities of the political mess currently affecting Egypt. The main ingredients- the politics, the inequality, the religious extremities – are filtered through a media system that is skewed towards a western perspective, and all too addicted to the easy stereotype.

However, I saw this clip on FB the other day- see what you think. Is it for real? A hoax?

Or is this kid speaking in a clear voice on behalf of his people?

I am tired of attempting to justify religious absolutes, no matter where they come from. We Christians should always remember that Jesus had this way of subverting hard boundaries in the name of love.

When heard through the mouth of this precocious boy, anything else really does seem like nonsense…