Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

Stab back: cmnewman99-at-yahoo.com


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Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Aziz and his commenters have been having a very interesting discussion about the parallels between Wahabbism and the Christian Reformation. Aziz's site is an invaluable intellectual resource for those of us who are trying to overcome our ignorance of Islam, and a source of hope to anyone who has come to believe that "moderate Muslim" is an oxymoron. We need more prominent Muslim voices like his.

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