Secularism is, among many things, smug. It is so heavily dripping with ideology and prejudice — two qualities it would love to convince the lot of us that it is above — that it’s virtually impossible to take anything it says at face value. But its smugness would have no traction without its purveyors, many of whom these days are Muslims.
Of the many ridiculous statements of secularists (and perhaps especially Muslim secularists) is the notion that everything that’s wrong with the so-called Muslim world can be lain at the feet of religion in general and doubly so for Islam. This only furthers the crippling of emerging Muslim societies by discouraging them from solving their problems and challenges they face today by using the tools of genius already present within their societies and culture (influenced and informed by Islam) by shaming them for no other reason than simply being Muslim. Additionally, like a
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“The idea that religion has a tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies.”
Cavanaugh further explains that the myth surrounding religion’s presumed violent nature is,
“the idea that religion is a transhistorical and transcultural feature of human life, essentially distinct from ‘secular’ features such as politics and economics, which has a peculiarly dangerous inclination to promote violence. Religion must
While secularism would like to have us believe it has handled all human disputes with dignity and passivity, the truth is very much the polar opposite. Just on body count alone, in the 19th and 20th Centuries, secularism paints a gruesome picture for us, vastly outstripping religious conflicts. And with the advent of nuclear and other devices of mass destruction, devices secular societies have demonstrated a willingness and capability to use, the future as promised to us by secularism is grim indeed.
But to return to the smugness of secularism, the following tweet is a perfect example of how secularists, especially Muslim secularists, reduce all the problems of Muslim society to theocracy, while having no critique of the bloodshed and mayhem secular regimes, east and west, have inflicted on the world. May God save us from ourselves.