Sunday, October 24, 2010

Understatement of The Day

In a review article on a new exhibition, "Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam", I read this:-

The focus on similarities among the three religions is partly meant to disconnect terrorism from the mainstream Islamic tradition. In the British catalog, Karen Armstrong, who has written widely about the Abrahamic religions, minimizes the scale of Islamist violence by suggesting that each religion has its dangerous extremists, but more important, she argues, is that the faiths share a devotion to the ideal of transcendence through holy texts. The British exhibition even had the subtitle “Discover What We Share.” And in New York, too, the emphasis throughout is on commonality. At this historical moment, this is meant to defend Islam against anticipated accusations. Thus: out of three distinct monotheisms, one humanist perspective. This argument deserves more analysis

"More analysis"?

Or disputation?


1 comment:

NormanF said...

Moral equivalence rotgut.

All of it false!

G-d gave people brains but some people apparently can't be convinced by what is front of their eyes.

And they need to pretend it isn't there. Like with Muslim psychopathy.