I just read a really good article on Islam that I want to recommend around: A False Quest for a True Islam. The author points out, among other things, that reading the Qur'an in hopes of understanding Islam as it is practiced is like reading the Bible in hopes of understanding Christianity as it is practiced, or reading the Bhagavad Gita in hopes of understanding Hinduism as it is practiced today, or reading the Pali Canon in hopes of understanding Buddhism as it is practiced today. Did I nail that point hard enough? Check it out - it's very interesting, and something that any modern critic of Islam should be reading before they open their mouth.
Friday, August 03, 2007
- Name: Ted Lemon
- Location: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Author of the ISC DHCP server and the DHCP Handbook, Dharma practitioner, living in Brattleboro, et cetera.
I also have a more geek-oriented blog
Some Blogs I Follow
- Andrea (my sweetie)
- Will Shetterly (Santoshin, author, ULF warrior)
- Emma (Santoshini and author, with minors in Coffee and Guitar)
- Scott (Bi-summeral YA and SF author)
- Kat (High Energy Habitat-walla)
- Penni (Student of Language)
- Sajjad Zaidi (Moderately geeky news from Pakistan)
- Linda Nagata's blog
Visits from around the world
- One Thousand Acts of Peace
- Wonderful Ashtanga Yoga teacher in Tucson
- The root of the Ashtanga lineage
- Comic relief
- Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally
- Airplane Seat Guru
- Good Geek Advice?
- This guy is fussier about coffee than I
- DNSSEC Deployment assembly point
- Memory Pool System
- Magic Ink - some notes on UI design
- I just took off my headphones and stopped listenin...
- Cleaning away those feelings of angst today. Ima...
- So I've been thinking a bit about issues of trust ...
- A few more glacier bay photos. Here we're up at ...
- Today we're in Glacier Bay National Park. It's v...
- Thursday was Skagway. You might have noticed tha...
- On Wednesday we were in Juneau. Juneau was kind ...
- Industrial geekery...
- A few more pictures...
- On a completely different note...