Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Look, it has to be said. There’s no getting around it, and in fact, being aware of it only helps to put everything in proper perspective: Islam is a bastard religion.

I don't mean this in a pejorative sense; I mean it in the primary dictionary sense. Islam tracks its lineage from the birth of a child of unmarried parents.

Now in today’s socio-enlightened climate, being born out-of-wedlock no longer has any real derogatory meaning, and I definitely approve of that societal change. However, I do think it’s an intriguingly sardonic coincidence that a major religion could find its origins in the primary dictionary definition of a word, and then conduct itself according to the secondary dictionary definition of the same word.


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