Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Mmmm not too sure about this.....

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You go out of your way to build bridges with people of different views and beliefs and have quite a few religious friends. You believe in the essential goodness of people , which means you’re always looking for common ground even if that entails compromises. You would defend Salman Rushdie’s right to criticise Islam but you’re sorry he attacked it so viciously, just as you feel uncomfortable with some of the more outspoken and unkind views of religion in the pages of this magazine.

You prefer the inclusive approach of writers like Zadie Smith or the radical Christian values of Edward Said. Don’t fall into the same trap as super–na├»ve Lib Dem MP Jenny Tonge who declared it was okay for clerics like Yusuf al–Qaradawi to justify their monstrous prejudices as a legitimate interpretation of the Koran: a perfect example of how the will to understand can mean the sacrifice of fundamental principles. Sometimes, you just have to hold out for what you know is right even if it hurts someone’s feelings.
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1 comment:

PURLPOWER said...

Ooh brill quiz Peri - but I came out as Hard Hat? First I was a Victorian Corset, now I'm a Hard Hat Humanist, well you've met me, Am I really that uptight?!

Are you a fully paid up Humanist then? I've been planning to go to BHA meetings up here for ages but haven't got round to it yet.