Re: Nearer my Quetzalcoatl to thee
"Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? ... What does God care what we call him? It is our problem." --from the article linked by Robert here and commented on by Hugh here
Yes, this is a brilliant solution. After all, what's in a name? Didn't Shakespeare already say a rose any any other name would smell as sweet? True, but the corollary doesn't work.
A pile of sh-t called a rose would not smell as sweet. Calling the Eastern European Communist puppet states of the USSR "People's democracies" didn't make them that. Bishop Muskens will no doubt go down in Dutch history as how not to solve problems and face the real world as much as another Dutch - pseudo-hero, - "The Hero of Haarlem", the legendary Hans Brinker, the boy who supposedly put his finger in the dyke to prevent a flood.
Posted on 08/15/2007 1:42 PM by Norman Berdichevsky