Tag Archives: Islam

Is There “A Problem with Islam”?

If I am asked “Is there a problem with Islam?”  My answer is an emphatic no. If I am asked “Is there a problem with modern Islamic thought?”  My answer is an emphatic yes. I do not want to be pedantic, … Continue reading

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The Neo-PC Far Left, Emotional Relativism, and Postmodern Hermeneutics

So, I posted previously on the dangers of postmodern hermeneutics here.  I argued that the actions of crazed, violent morons who declare themselves to be “The Islamic State” rationally prohibit their recognition as Muslim.  The belief that they are Muslim, … Continue reading

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“Islamism”

I’ll admit up front that I did not read the article as thoroughly as I might, for my concern is more general than specific to the article which has reminded me of it; The term, “Islamism,” as used here. I … Continue reading

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Letter to Baghdadi

I thought I had posted this a long time ago, but it doesn’t appear so, so here it is: http://www.lettertobaghdadi.com/ In the humble opinion of a lay scholar, that is one excellent letter.  The positions taken by the scholars who … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics and The Infidel State

Update:  Being that my position as put forth below is but that of a lay scholar, I’d like to direct readers to the excellently written and technically superior Open Letter to Al-Baghdadi, composed by a group of Muslim scholars.  It … Continue reading

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The Fetishization of the Koran

Before I read the Koran, I was a Muslim.  All my life, I have wanted communion with God, and I have felt that worship is nothing less than full devotion to the way of righteousness.  It is in aiding the … Continue reading

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The Compatibility of Islam and Liberalism

Introduction My good friend over at philosoraptor.blogspot.com asked me about the commensurability of Islam with liberal principles, and while I simply lack the time to put together the exhaustive and complete response such a question deserves and I retain the … Continue reading

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