We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
Don’t you sense the enormity of your mistake – you invade a country without understanding its music. – Norman Mailer
Misunderstanding a culture’s symbols is a common root of predujice.
We look at the Ark of the Covenant and remember who we are.
For every Aruna story we hear there are hundreds of thousands that will never be heard, swept under the great rug of shame societies have so eloquently woven. It is up to us to speak up, to lift this heavy rug and reveal the ugliness it conceals.
Litterature provides us with the opportunity to escape into fictional worlds that are ultimately rooted in human universals shaped by common biological forces.
We must be compelled to hold this doctrine to be false, and the old and new law called the Old and new Testament, to be impositions, fables and forgeries
Cookbooks are almost a substitution for a lost sense of culture. People want some other life than the one they’re living, so they buy a cookbook with pictures and imagine themselves as part of that life.
Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stools.
Who we are is not a question we can ask without seeking to understand the context in which we live. Biblical counselors seek to understand the influences that shape the responses of the human heart.