Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Some people are positively intrigued by Peace Month until they consider the parallels with Ramadan; then they become antagonistic. But these people often know little of Islam and other faiths. I support secularism and choice of faith, and dislike religious-led efforts to ensnare entire populations (for example, the Corpus Christianum before the Reformation forced all in a region to profess faith and serve Church-led authority). Let's allow for some measure of individual interpretation in religious effort. Don't condemn in ignorance!