These weeks of focus on Islam brought me to a wondering: Is steadily more of humanity searching for spirituality beyond organized religion?
Here we go again. The cycle thing. How do we escape the return? Read Full Post »
Funny where the study of Islam took me—to a new perspective on organized religion in general.
So what have I learned from all the lectures on Islam?
Muhammad was a good guy, and he would not be happy with the current reality.
It is the simple observances defined in the Five Pillars of Islam that unite Muslims across time and space and distinguish Islam from all other faiths.
Professor John L. Esposito
The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.
Thomas Carlyle (On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History)
I knew it! I knew it! Blame rests with women for the discord erupting in the family of the three great monotheistic religions.
Error alert! Error alert! St. George was not a Turk.
Did you know that St. George, the patron saint of Great Britain, was a Turk? And that he killed the dragon in Libya? Time for a little research.
The archetypal hero of old slayed the wicked dragon. But today?