Sunday, October 16, 2005

Us and Them

Unlike this ban, this one is not a joke.

One of the thoughts that keeps me up at night is whether my new found skepticism has anything to do with the rise of religious theocracies and religious extremism. It's one thing to feel all spiritual all the time like this dude, but it's quite another to ram it down another's throat. While leaps and bounds separate mainstream Judaism from mainstream Islam, at the extremes we are not that different in thought. Although they are the ones who actually have state power behind their religious edicts. Oh, and we're right and they're wrong.

[Hat tip: Dark Blue Hat]