Analysts, Religion, and Ideologues

Ideologies create fruitless conflict, and can finally destroy rather than preserve the very things they claim to value. [Read more...]

Ramadan and Hungry Ghosts

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Our bent world turns upon itself, and even the light of revelation curves under that gravity to fall into a human sphere. [Read more...]

Daniel Pipes an Islamophobe? Really? Really?

In the end the best friend of any people or religion is a friend of the truth, and that may include Daniel Pipes: even when he’s wrong. [Read more...]

Evangelicals need Dialogue

Evangelical leaders must surely know that their unfavorable attitudes toward a group of people that hold different religious views than their own cannot be justified as Christian. [Read more...]

How Many Muslims Does it Take?

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What is the take-away? Don’t trust the fear mongers. They are in it for the money not the truth. And it’s the truth that sets us free. [Read more...]

Spirituality: a Hindrance to Dialogue?

. . . this narrow understanding of spirituality is, as we say in Texas, B.S. [Read more...]

On Death and Vengence

Osama bin Laden is dead. Many have celebrated; an understandable reaction and one quite similar to celebrations attested to in the Bible. A most realistic document. Whether such rejoicing represents the highest human response to the death of an enemy those with greater wisdom can debate. The Bible would suggest not. A most idealistic document. [Read More...]

Illness and Death in the World’s Religions

Illness in the World’s Religions Robert Hunt DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their [Read More...]

Primal, Nomocratic, or Pluralist politics

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Whether in Malaysia, and across the Muslim World, democratic governments and human freedom prosper will depend on end to primal and nomocratic politics, and the rise of pluralist parties to suit pluralist nations. [Read more...]

The Myops and Reality

Once there were some people who were quite myopic. Still, they got around just fine by getting up very close to things and kind of feeling around. One day the group of them saw a vast, ill defined shadow against the vague blue sky. As they approached it each saw something different. One saw, and [Read More...]

Islam, Excuses, and the Sacred

Only human life is sacred, and the whole of religion and every individual religion in all its parts forfeits its claim to sanctity when it justifies violence against even a single individual child of the Divine. [Read more...]


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