Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In an ideal world...

Since the followers of the Islamic ideology are consistently animated by their religion with a murderous rage, many folks both east and west have argued that Islam needs a reformation in order to tame it and render it less of a threat to the rest of the world.

Melancholicus disagrees. Islam doesn’t need a reformation.

It needs a Vatican II.

Yes, the equivalent of a Vatican II in the Islamic world would transform all those hot-headed, murderous fanatics into geldings and wilting wallflowers, or cause them to lose so much interest in their religion that they would instead give themselves willingly to beer-drinking, football and chasing girls, or for the more politically inclined, to liberal causes like crusading (sorry!) against global warming.

Harmless pursuits for the most part to be sure, and much more salvific than anything Islam has to offer.

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