We have long ago lost our moral compass, so how can we lecture the Islamic world?
9/19/2005 01:09:00 AM
We never had a moral compass in the first place. But that hardly means we should be lassie faire about the people who are clearly inhabiting polar regions. (maybe I'm taking this metaphore a bit far).Anyway the vast majority of christians I know don't take the history of the bible as purely literal or that any action in the bible must be sanctioned by god - therefore the critique is bit meaningless unless he is arguing they SHOULD think that."How can we suggest that a religion based on "submission" to God must itself "submit" to our happy-clappy, all-too-Western " universal human rights"? I don’t know."*looks at Mr Fisk*You tell me happy-clappy man.... Either that or your own argument tells you to stop writing this sort of article.
9/19/2005 07:21:00 AM
The problem is that fisks musings about islam apply to strict christianity also. if one should refrain from critiquing the former then they should show the latter the same respect.. then if you deside to to be critical of both you have to be sure the thing you attack belongs to one of those two groups (for example "the-west" is not fundimentalist christian) neither is the US govt on the whole (it is secular).And his effective musings about throwing stones without sin apply to everyone including himself or to almost no one.
9/19/2005 07:44:00 AM
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