ePub The Future of Islam ePub

by John L. Esposito

Professor Esposito has dissected the subject comprehensively. His conclusions are very clear.

Islam, like ALL religions suffers from the same ailments that are at the heart of corrupting and have corrupted theologies throughout history.

The use of religions for political influence and power to control masses of humans and nations; repressive authoritarian regimes resort to tactics that nurture the flourishing ofthoughts of exclusivity, rigid conservative fundamentalism, and the intolerance of pluralism. Such is the fate of humanity to date which has led to blood shed time and time again. History is full of records of wars fought in the name of the "Divine": depending on the view of who's in power to invoke such murderous wars against humanity.

Regardless of the professor's tabulations of the various steps taken by individual reformists in the Muslim faith, as well as the various movements, and organizations of progressive thoughts to help "cleanse" the Islamic faith, the same is required of all religions.

As he clearly states on page 177, "Salvation ultimately depends NOT on belonging to a specific faith but more generally and importantly on ethical or moral conduct".

This is fine well and good. BUT, till universal binding declarations are taken at the highest level: at the UN, till there is a more unifying order, to CRIMINALIZE abuse of religions for political gain against humans, we are STILL back to square one.

The UN MUST hold all member nations to the highest forms of punishment of individuals as well as organizations that foster hatred, death, and destruction in the name of religion.

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PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Release date 01.02.2010
Pages count234
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