Mr. President, We Are Not Imbeciles

This from Jerry Coyne: If ISIS Is Not Islamic, then the Inquisition Was Not Catholic.

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  1. “Well, if ISIS is not Islamic, then the Inquisition was not Catholic. The fact is that there are no defensible criteria for whether a faith is “true,” since all faiths are man-made and accrete doctrine—said to come from God, but itself man-made—that becomes integral to those faiths. Whatever “true faith” means, it doesn’t mean “the right religion: the one whose God exists and whose doctrines are correct.” If that were so, we wouldn’t see Westerners trying to tell us what “true Islam” is.”

    I don’t know how big the tent is for “We Are Not Imbeciles” but I am confident it doesn’t include leftist gadflies and our vile president.

    Posted September 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm | Permalink