April 18, 2024

The Difference

So I’ve been bad-mouthing Muslims lately – at least some could see it that way – but here’s an example of the difference between their way of doing things and ours.

The American system is not perfect, but it is a system with a logical intent – and that means a lot.  Yes, there’s politics, cronyism, discrimination, and subjectivity involved, but there’s also a central, static purpose that drives our system:  the approximation of justice via law.  Contrast that to rule by dynamic interpretation of scripture and the difference seems plain.  Whether the Koran is true or not is irrelevant – the mutable, distorted interpretations of it that serve as law in many countries make a poor foundation, one that cannot support a stable society capable of adapting to the world at large.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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