Daily Telegraph journalist Damian Thompson is often a bit too effete for my liking, but his writing is more robust lately, and I’m on his side as he attacks an awful British ex-nun Karen Armstrong. Armstrong is a darling of the atheistic chattering classes in Britain. She’s written a series of predictably dull books on comparative religion. If you’ve read any liberal religion at all you’ll know the weary old routine: “religion is a human construct, determined by the culture in which it was founded, it has developed and become more sophisticated as humanity has developed, it is now a very interesting human and sociological phenomenon…blahblahblah. ad infinitum ad nauseam.
Armstrong, our fearless feminist comparative religion expert now steps in to explain to all of us poor, dumb Christian men how peace loving and kind the religion of Islam is. Thompson exposes her silliness quite neatly.