I like Thurman and read his blog regularly. One thing I would never associate with his blog is the art of the word. However, he tries to school us in some Jesus love and comes up with this wonderful line: “We should entice people to know God, not tell them to get used to it. We should be the signposts to greater faith, not the gatekeepers to greater exclusivity.” I think we should use if for our next PFBC.
My response to Fareed Zakaria’s piece in Newsweek is up over at Change the Story. (Formatting is being fixed).
Setting the Record Straight on Sharia. Sharia is the ideal law of God according to Islam. Muslims believe that the Islamic legal system is one that aims toward ideals of justice, fairness, and the good life. Sharia has tremendous diversity, as jurists and learned scholars figure out and articulate what that law is. Historically, Sharia served as a means for political dissent against arbitrary rule. It is not a monolithic doctrine of violence, as has been characterized in the recently introduced Tennessee bill that would criminalize practices of Sharia.
New Yorkers have known this for a while. Glad to see the DNC realizes other people need to realize that “9/11” Rudy was around as “’93” Rudy. New Yorkers generally dislike the man, and if he’s America’s mayor because of New York, you’d think we know best. (h/t Atrios) Election 2008, terror[ism][ists], 9/11