Hastening Islam To Obscurity
From the point of view of a westerner, Muslims are insanely unreasonable about criticism of their religion or religious figures. Imagine a Christian TV faith healer killing people who questioned his claims that he could heal people by prayer. The problem is Muslims have been trained since birth that they must defend Allah. (I find it odd that anyone thinks an omnipotent god needs defence.) They also have been conditioned to believe there is no doubt whatsoever to anything written in the Qur’an.
If they were factually correct, their touchiness would perhaps be excusable. It is just that they have offered almost no evidence to support their claims. The fact both the Catholics and Muslims sometimes resort to intimidation to defend their beliefs is further evidence neither have any evidence. We westerners have the right to criticise Islam, but then we also have the right to poke a fork in a toaster.
Like all unsubstantiated beliefs, Islam will eventually fade away. The question is how to effectively and tactfully hasten it along to obscurity.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)