Monday, July 20, 2009

The Underlying Cause

Here, Dear Gentle Reader(s), is a quote from Tom Friedman’s latest column for the New York Times:  “America’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were, in part, an effort to create the space for the Muslim progressives to fight and win so that the real engine of change, something that takes nine months and 21 years to produce — a new generation — can be educated and raised differently.”

That’s the most important “in part” of all.  The only weapon Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and for all that, fundamentalist Christianists, have is ignorance.  Christian and Muslim progressives must fight lack of education at every turn.

Religious leaders of all stripe must somehow accept that, like the evolution of all things on this earth, revelation is ongoing and religions must change.  Religion which has become concretized is religion of virtual blasphemy.

Trust, but verify.

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