The West and The Conflict
We are not heirs to the Western conflict,
We are not participants in this debate
Between those who believe in God
And those who disbelieve…
We are not in their history,
We are not involved in their story,
We have no problems adapting,
We have no problems changing,
We have no problems tolerating
The many passions and strange obsessions of man,
Whether he is in secular study,
Or praying in religious robes…
For in their arguments
The agnostics and preachers,
The conservatives and liberals,
The Traditionalists and Progressives
All forget good manners and
Taint both rationalism and spiritualism.
May God save us from the earnest ones!
I am an avid follower of American politics. And I guess I have become familiar and much acquainted with liberal progressive views propagated by the likes of Bill Maher and The Young Turks. And I am the first to admit that some of the brightest and sparkling intellectual stars do populate the agnostic atheistic constellation. I agree with a lot of what they say. They are smart, they are sexy and they are very persuasive. Just like me. Hehehe.
But I have discerned an air of smugness in the representations of their ideas against believers of God in the US. And they are starting the bad habit of pontificating, just like the Evangelicals that they abhor. This is not a good trend.
It doesn't matter what you believe to be the truth. Nobody wants to drink wine, however sweet and pure it may be, if it is served in a dirty glass. Bad manners = dirty glass.
I hope the rationalists will maintain their rationalism in their challenge against what they think to be the irrationality of religious people. "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind", said Mahatma Gandhi.
Don't you agree, sunshine?
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way.