Saturday, May 5, 2007

If We Could Be Heroes, Just For One Day

Warning: this book contains a lot of statements like this:

I could no longer avoid seeing the totalitarianism, the pure moral framework that is Islam. It regulates every detail of life and subjugates free will. True Islam, as a rigid belief system and moral framework, leads to cruelty . . . Reason, not obedience, should guide our lives. We must think for ourselves; we are responsible for our own morality . . . I (want) to comply with the goals of religion, which are to be a better and more generous person, without suppressing my will and forcing it to obey inhuman rules.

What, you say? "But Islam saved Aristotle, la la la discovered algebra, la la la civilized Spain, la la la religion of tolerance and peace la la la."

'kay, guess I'm going to have to shout: Get your fingers out of your ears. Tolerance and peace, MY ASS.

1 comment:

Doris Rose said...

whoa--don't be so tepid and circumspect, tell us what you really think. thanks for the read, now I can avoid it. ;-)