Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Quote of the day - Joe Sobran - Islam

At the risk of committing hate speech, I must
confess that Islam seems to me no more than a crude
syncretism, mixing undigested bits of Judaism and
Christianity without adding spiritual insight of its own.

I'll pass over Mohammed's violence and polygamy,
except to note that Islam bears the marks of its (and
his) locality. It seems the product of struggles among
the desert tribes of his time, with only a superficial
universalism. And of course its perspective is wholly
masculine, promising virginal houris to believers when
they reach Paradise. (I'm not clear what joys await
female believers.)

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