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Where the theoretical and the practical collide

Reader comment on item: Muslims "Lagging Behind"

Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Dec 26, 2006 at 14:04

If ever there was a real-time example of the statement, "what happens when an irresistable force meets an immovable object" it would have to be: Comment: With few exceptions – such as Muslims in the United States – the pattern of Muslim backwardness is nearly universal. Accepting this fact would be a first step toward remedying it. (November 29, 2006) April Witt of Knight-Ridder Newspapers in May, 1998 wrote a review of Thomas Cahill's "The Gifts of the Jews". One of the points she makes is that Abraham introduced a new way of looking at life. The old ways accepted the immutable cyclical nature of life which leaves no room for either progresss or history.

Abraham introduced something else: a personal one-to-one relationship with one supreme God, and that tomorrow could be better than today. It looks like the sons of Allah, are borrowing a lot from the older perspectives, because they stick to the view that there is only one who speaks for God. Those who do not identify with the mosque disagree, and therefore more avenues are available to progress. Put another way, there is one truth - but more than one messenger.

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