Think there’s a moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity? Read the following clipping from the “Questions of Faith” column in the Saudi Gazette and ask yourself, “what would we do without Mohammed?” “What to Do in the Bathroom” Then consider, “what would we do without Jesus?”
The restoration impulse has been evident in mankind from the days of Babel. The Tower of Babel– an ill-conceived “restoration movement” — mankind’s failed attempt to regain heaven. Painting by Pieter Bruegel (c. 1525-69), Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna
Galileo had a rough time going against the “privileged ideas” of Ptolemy back in the 1600′s.1 Nothing much has changed. Every culture has ideas that are voiced and advanced over other ideas… … for at least two reasons.
After having spent two years in Saudi Arabia, one year in Turkey, and ten years working with Muslim international students, much of the conventional wisdom on Islam appears skewed. Click for Larger Image Here’s a clipping I made from a Riyadh newspaper concerning an execution at Qatif, SA, one of the locations at which we [...]