Islam = Discipline & Beauty

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Re: Islam = Discipline & Beauty

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:43 pm

What I was trying to do is offer Islam a way forward, by exulting its most significant virtue.
To take this path, this way forward, it would have to humbly focus on this most significant virtue, and at the same time try to rid itself of its vices.

With a similar mindset I responded to the murder by an Islamic man of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in 2004, addressing the Dutch Islamic community with values that I figured back then would be compatible with Islam and also help it forward, in its struggle to assimilate to European culture.

This was the first result of that struggle.

It wasn't a success all-round. I did manage to infuse some of islam with some more Greek like thinking, but only marginally.
In the end, all that Islam has produced, in its short heyday from 800AD to 1000AD or so in terms of culture was a continuation of what the Arab and Persian worlds received from Alexander. It had literally nothing to do with the religion, all this mathematics and astronomy and chemistry, but only with Aristotelean and general Hellene wisdom that it received from the GREAT RAM but had to mask in terms of the religion.

"The ink of the sage is more valuable than the blood of the martyr" -- Mohammed

conclude for yourself.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
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