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Reader comment on item: [The Search for Moderate Islam:] A Reply to Lawrence Auster
in response to reader comment: What is moderate Islam?

Submitted by IPH (Canada), Feb 5, 2005 at 15:44

Could "LK" perhaps tell us where the interesting ideas he has presented are developed more fully?

The following quote might be of relevance to this debate:

"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has been once abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist. Whenever he knows that[,] the glass of his traditional faith is broken; that is a breaking that cannot be mended, and a separating that cannot be united by any sewing or putting together, except it be melted in the fire and given another new form." --Al-Ghazali (d. 1111)

(cited by the great Catholic historian Christopher Dawson, for whom Ghazali is a religious thinker of a stature comparable to St. Augustine.)
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