69 million page views

The elephant at DanielPipes.org

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: Bravo!

Submitted by PJ (United States), Sep 30, 2006 at 20:45

For those who might have misunderstood my quote from a poem (The Blind Men and the Elephant): I didn't mean to attack Islam or the Pope-- I agree with Pope Benedict that Moslems, Christians and Jews believe in the same God-- one source of all being, whom we can never fully comprehend.

So we're foolish (like the blind sages) when we start talking about the Trinity, the Incarnation, the derivation of the Arabic Name from the Hebrew (or was it vice versa?)-- the starting point was a sublime revelation, as to Moses with the burning bush.

And of course the atheist posters will earnestly tell us it's all an illusion-- the "6 blind men of Industan" were hallucinating, they just imagined the elephant. But that's not the moral of the poem, which can be found at:
http://www.noogenesis.com/pineapple/blind_men_elephant.html

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to The elephant at DanielPipes.org by PJ

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)