Political opinion from a peace-nik, left-wing independent Democrat
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Scott Adams, Dilbert Cartoonist – “Why We Should All Become Muslims”
I just discovered that one of my favorite cartoonists, Scott Adams, author of “Dilbert”, has a blog.As you would expect his blog is full of unexpected ideas that make a lot of sense.One of his recent posting got a lot of comment – “Why We Should All Become Muslims.”He points out that people around the world of all different religions seem about equally happy.If one religion was better or truer than the others and human beings were capable of determining that then we all (or at least the smarter ones among us) would be followers of that religion. But that is not the case so it appears that we have no reason to pick one religion over another based on the merits of that religion. Therefore, he concludes, we should all become moderate Muslims so that Osama bin Laden would have less reason to want to kill us.
As you can imagine, that provoked a big response.Some commenters responded to those ideas in the same spirit in which they were proposed.Others, presumably people who were personally invested in the idea that their religion was the true one, disagreed with his arguments without being able to offer any counter arguments.Check it out.
I am a part-time blogger and an occasional Democratic Party volunteer living in Moline, Illinois (part of the Quad Cities). My day job is as a computer programmer with a Davenport, Iowa company that provides software to automobile dealerships.