Saturday, February 04, 2006


This cartoon crap is just a tip of the iceberg. The culture clash will be enormous. The Muslim religion right now thrives on hatred and ignorance. This is a big advantage when recruiting volunteers to blow themselves up. It is a disadvantage when trying to compete with others in any other way.

To reduce the huge potential harm that could occur in this clash, one of these civilizations will have to reform. It will have to be the Muslims. It will take perhaps centuries.

To understand the Muslims better, one has to study the history of the Christian religion. It went through an era of navel gazing love of ignorance and hatred. There was a large segment that declared that the bible was the only book necessary to life. Other books were burned. They went through their witch-hunting and inquisition.

Far more people have been killed in the name of the Christian religion than by the war-like Muslims. Think of the entire civilizations that were wiped out in South America. The French conquered all of Indochina on the pretext of protecting a handful of their missionaries and a few dozen converts. Look where that led.

The Muslims right now are where the Christians were in the dark ages. It took them hundreds of years to emerge from that.

In this day of instant communications, the time frame for the Muslims to emerge from their dark age should be much faster.

Perhaps by the 22nd century.

That is my most optimistic estimate.


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