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New atheists make of mess of the islam question //Atheism’s Dark Side Aiding the Trump Agenda | Religion Dispatches

March 8th, 2017 · No Comments

There is a lot to consider in this article so we will comment briefly but recommend simple reading, and then do another post tomorrow, perhaps…
First, the question of immigration: americans should welcome a high degree of moslem immigration and yet study the coming calamity of climate change that will make even the most tolerant resist further immigration, perhaps, again…
The new atheists have made a mess of the whole question of islam…
Moslems should come to see that relative assimilation, modernization and a secular islam are inevitable. The new atheists may have botched secularism, but the tide of secularism is far more general and very real. Moslems are not going to take over the west with a new caliphate. The notion is unrealistic to say the least…
Moslems have a completely confusing history whose multiple perspectives are easy sources of confusion: primitive, advanced, pre-modern modern, and archaic at the same time. The koran causes a fumble in most modern minds, yet is a complex gnostic/prophetic text of great elusiveness. The core sharia is unnecessary and should be the object of a modernist reformation.
Islam is already an atheist religion: no god but god: moslems should consider our critiques of pop theism and streamline their theism to a new and upgraded philosophic intelligence…
The sufi cults embedded in islam appear to suffer occult corruption along with the abuse of a unique ‘soul creation’ spiritual technology which sufis won’t share with their co-religionists…
The sufi mafia is a considerable monstrosity on a religion already plagued with difficulties.
But sufi psychologies are on a par with the yogic and offer a legacy superior in many ways to the reductionist psychologies of scientism…

Source: Atheism’s Dark Side Aiding the Trump Agenda | Religion Dispatches

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