Filed under: Islam
Kant considers Christianity to be fundamentally a moral religion, while Islam is extortionist. A discussion of this along with other concerns about Islam, and how Christianity and Islam can both assure the world that neither Christian nor Muslim may understand any alleged communication from God as calling for something understood to be immoral, e.g., the slaying of innocent children.
Continue April 30, 2013
This earlier reflection seems apropos at this time. While we have been attentive to Islam for a while, now thanks to Governor Romney some attention is being turned to Mormonism. And there are interesting parallels between the reports of the revelation of Mohammed and Joseph Smith. And since they are contradictory, how can we tell which, if either, is reporting facts and not dreams or concoctions?
Continue August 20, 2012
A general reflection on lunacy and how it affects the world and what might be accomplished if each lunatic would stop and be rational for a moment, just as he always has insisted to be true of himself.
Continue February 25, 2012
Here we consider the role of the Christian theory atonement and resurrection and how Paul and Kant and Wesley find some common ground. (more…)
October 23, 2011
How a consideration by Buddha shows that it is not wise to give too much details about paradises and realms, as do the Muslims and the Mormons, but to leave it rather vague, e.g., the “unspeakable” of one of Paul’s dreamed paradises.
Continue September 5, 2011
An stab at presenting the Gentile Christian to the Muslim and to look in vain for a counterpart in Islam. It seems to be Free Man and Slave Man all over again. And joy versus fear.
Continue August 29, 2011
A prayer for the reconstitution of the Gentile Christian and for the discovery that all human beings are bisexual, and defense of this recommendation for the immediate solution to most of the problems of human existence.
Continue August 28, 2011
Imagining that each Gabriel and Moroni (and are they one and the same?) wanted to “mess up” God’s work. What could be the motivation? And then considering the plight of the Roman Catholic Church regarding homosexuality and proposing a solution.
Continue August 28, 2011
A ramble in considering the revelations of Gabriel, Moronie (of Mormon fame) and Paul, and suggesting that Paul would be the best bet in a consideration of all the evidence if an unattached person were trying to decide between them.
Continue August 27, 2011
Letting Kant lead me through a consideration of the validity of Mohammed’s revelation. And comparing the result with the revelation of the Christian Paul.
Continue August 20, 2011