D’accord, Sled! Deeds trump words (political implications notwithstanding.)
About a decade ago, I had an interesting discussion with a Muslim motel owner, in, of all unlikely places, central Wyoming. He presented the view, much as in the commentary to GS’s food for thought article, that Jesus is revered in Islam (at least in the version to which he subscribed) as one of the prophets, just not the final prophet. Cut off, as he was from a large, politically organized Muslim community and mosque, he could afford to be the relatively easy-going, reasonable business-owner he seemed to be. He certainly wasn’t about beheading non-believers, nor planting bombs. Who knows how he might have behaved under different influences? But as we departed, he wished my wife and I well, as we did him.
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