Friday, July 28, 2006

Progressive Islam?

I have come across this conjunction of words twice in as many weeks, and really have to ponder it means exactly? For me the word progressive is inherent in the word Islam both historically and contemporarily, thus to actually use the phrase strikes me as a form of apologetics. It reminds me a little of that phrase 'New Europe' as opposed to 'Old Europe' to which my answer has always been 'Its not New Europe, nor is it Old Europe it's just Europe is old'. It does not take a genius to deciper what the phrase 'progressive Islam' means, what it attempts to express and to whom, nor the point I attempt to delineate, so I will end.

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