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Monday, February 06, 2006

I Agree with Jeff Jacoby!

To mark this momentous occasion, I will throw out a link to Jeff's Sunday column "We Are All Danes Now" and even excerpt it:

Hindus may consider it odious to use cows as food, but they do not resort to boycotts, threats, and violence when non-Hindus eat hamburger or steak. They do not demand that everyone abide by the strictures of Hinduism and avoid words and deeds that Hindus might find upsetting. The same is true of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Mormons: They don't lash out in violence when their religious sensibilities are offended. They certainly don't expect their beliefs to be immune from criticism, mockery, or dissent.

But radical Muslims do.

I find it ironic that Muslims upset by a depiction of Muhammad as a terrorist resort to acts of terrorism themselves.

You probably know by now that I am all about mocking religion here at DK. I think what Islam needs is its own Life of Brian in order to really arrive in the modern world.

Stop being so darn serious my Islamic friends! It is possible, and I would argue essential, to embrace the absurdity of humanity while also maintaining a sense of spirituality.

Wow, I need to go to bed, this is becoming a strange post.