He who practices such reason without faith gives definition to heresy.
If the heretic isn't working in the fields of science, he'll probably end up defining humiliation and being broken, taking down all invested in his faithless system.
After seeing Roger Simon link to this comment by EU Justice and Security Commissioner, Franco Frattini, i was wondering if i had found the pefect defintion of Dhimmiwitdude:
The press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression," he told the newspaper. "We can and we are ready to self-regulate that right."link
Or is it that western leaders are now playing Taqiya to provoke their citizens?
Or are they simply demonstrating the massive stupidity (engendered by the faithless cowardice) of European elites who fail to see that so many of the great achievements of their ancestors relied on the many national divisions within Europe, and the productive contests and lack of overall control that the system of nation-states entailed? When we now have twits (i'm thinking maybe it's time to get back to racial-national slurs) who think they can muffle all of Europe in one swell regulatory blow, have we not perhaps defined Eurabia?
Is it not now time to get over the loss of faith in our nations engendered by World War I? Would you agree that Europeans are only really threatened by Islam or Arabization when they are defined as Europeans, not as Frenchmen, Danes etc.? If many are burning the Danish flag, it is perhaps because the Muslim street don't want to have to admit they can never conquer a nation (not even little ones like Denmark or Israel), but lopping off and replacing the head of an empire or tranzi bureaucracy (or getting it to speak on your behalf) is what their leaders have only ever done. They know what to do with that kind of power, but not the kind that comes from those whose make a covenant to rule themselves, on the model of God's Peculiar People (and not his Umma). History suggests that it is easier to reduce Ottomans to a distant memory than, say, Armenians, which is maybe why Islam doesn't like history.