Over at the National Post this morning they are editorializing that Islam needs to undergo its own reformation, similar to that enjoyed by the Christian church in the 16th century.
I have two words in response to this: ni-eev.
Here's the letter I wrote in response:
The Christian reformation of the 16th century marked a return to the grace-based roots of original Christian faith. As such, it was indeed a reformation. You state that Islam needs a similar reformation, but in Islam there is nothing remotely similar to reform to. Islam was a subjugating, violent faith from the get-go. It will always be incompatible with Christianity, and Christian leaders and secularists who think otherwise are deluded.
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Islam needs a reformation all right, it needs to re-group and acknowledge that Jesus was more than just a prophet second only to Mohammed, re-form, and acknowledge that Christ died for the sins of Muslims and rose gloriously, and re-emerge -- as Christianity.
And that's the way the Christian Ball bounces.