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Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?

Submitted by Wassim (Australia), Jul 8, 2013 at 22:44

Human beings are naturally curious. Once upon a time, this trait played into the hands of organised religions. One of the reasons that people "cling" (and that is the operative word here) to such organisations is because they still have questions that need answers - and the "priest-achetype" usually does a good job of drip feeding you answers that reassure you and keep you coming back for more. What has changed the whole ball game is the proliferation of internet connectivity. The rate of demand for answers to questions have sky-rocketed. The priests can't keep up with Google and Aish.com and Chabad.org and all the other wonderful websites that satisfy your every curiosity with regards to issues of religion. You can even send a Tweet directly to the Dalai Lama (not sure that he reads all of them though!). The cultural isolation and information scarcity that used to play into the hands of those who seek to divide us (scatter the people and confound their tongues) is withering away. The Information Age is here, and providing danielpipes.org remains online, I have confidence in humans reforming themselves through their own innate ambition and curiosity. Whether the Islamic scholars and ullama' are able to keep up will only reflect on their relevance in the generations to come.

L'Shalom and Salamu Aleikum.

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