Living with Islam - Professor at Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) suspended in row over comments on Islam.

by fulltimestudent 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • fulltimestudent
  • fulltimestudent

    My friend drew my attention to this story, its interesting how complex this issue is becoming.

    And thinking (and reading) about the issue generally, I'm coming to think that at the heart of this issue, the problem is that Islam cannot live with itself. The division between the two main sects, (Sunni and Shiite) is so deep and has generated so much hatred toward the other, that no solution seems possible, even if the political west withdrew from the area.

    And then I thought of the deep enmity and hatred that the great Christian schism (Catholic versus Protestant) generated for centuries, and the wars that had this religious division at its root. And prior to that there was the hatred that each side had for the other in the Catholic/Orthodox division.

    Today, Christian peoples forget all about those days of hatred

    So maybe after a couple of hundred years Islam will have worn itself out and calmed down. Think you can wait that long?

  • Oubliette
    Honestly, what did she expect. She works/(was working) at a private, fundamentalist Christian college that requires all faculty and staff to sign a very specific statement of faith.

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