12 February 2011

Religion and Progress

Why is Islam so much more virulent and troublesome than Christianity at the moment? Part of the reason is that it necessarily places itself at the center of society-law, government, economics, morality, the works. Another factor is that most "Christian" societies, especially in Europe and cosmopolitan areas of the U.S., don't take their nominal religion all that seriously, at least not beyond paying lip service. They see it more as cultural decoration, much the way the more sophisticated ancients saw their traditional gods or secular Jews today see Judaism. But that's not at all the case with the average Muslim.
Doug Casey, who is an Atheist