Yesterday I tried to recall whether I have seen anything denigrating from the sort that are protesting the cartoon, pointed toward other religious icons. I wanted to examine whether this situation is actually religious in nature, or only political. My husband reminded me that the Taliban destroyed the Buddha’s in Afghanistan. The protests are not religious or political because in that part of world there is an intermixture of politics and religion.

Another question arises; I have seen the word used by some of the clerics that these cartoons depicting their prophet Muhammed are blasphemous. I have always thought the only God could be blasphemed. Of course, I am no expert in such matters.

I wonder what the world would be like if every human being with an opinion were to partake in such violence or even incitement of violence.

Seriously, it would be the end of civilization and the end of humanity. I don’t see that happening.

Suggested reading for today:
* Sydney Kendall Says
* EGO Blog, cross-posting from Gus Van Horn

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