The Stone City

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Siren Song

ShrinkWrapped describes the appeal of modernity:

Look at how this must sound to a young Muslim man:

Come join the modern world! You will lose your privileged position, lose your feelings of superiority over your women and the infidels who are so much more successful than you, and have to give up your belief that your religion is the only possible way to salvation. In return we will give you the crumbs that fall off our table and if you are very lucky, a job at McDonald's or Nike, so you can raise a family of children who will one day soon know more than you, stop listening to you, and will be embarrassed by you.

[Hat tip: Belmont Club.]