Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Study Of Religion

I enjoy reading blogs from all across the political spectrum. What better way to learn what the American people are thinking than to check out a little bit of everything. A smorgasbord if you will. One of the places where I stop from time to time is an outlet knows as Saberpoint authored by a man who calls himself Stogie. Now I agree with a good deal of what he writes and there is also some that I really do not agree with. For instance, he fully supports the most excellent porn mustached Very Reverend Jones in his Koran burning escapade. Now being an advocate of freedom of speech I do support Jones' right to burn the Koran anytime he feels the need, I just find it rather silly and immature. Of course there is a good deal he writes about that I agree with wholeheartedly. The man  (Stogie) is obviously a patriot who loves our nation.

A week or so back Stogie authored a post concerning learning about Islam through online reading of the Koran. The object being to learn about the thinking of the enemy. It is pretty evident that Islam is at war with the West (even our Mohammedan "allies" are not to be trusted) and I have myself perused the Koran a time or two while browsing in bookstores. Fine and good. My problem with the study of the Koran is that I frankly do not believe I really know enough about Christianity and the Bible to waste my time with an in depth study of Islam. I do believe it is important to understand your enemy in order to better combat them but I just don't think a study of the Koran is for me.

I really do not want to sound flippant here or (gasp) intolerant and I also do not want to be cliche' but frankly I learned everything I feel I need to know about Islam on September 11, 2001.

Does that sound ignorant to you? Perhaps so but I offer no apologies.


Jayhawk said...

I don't think anyone would learn about Islam by reading the Koran, any more than one would learn anout the multiple forms of Christainity by reading the Bible.

Bartender Cabbie said...

True enough. True enough.