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The Next Islamic Enlightenment Starts Now

2007-03-06 19:26:40.428492+00 by ziffle 1 comments

Yesterday in St Petersburg FL, a seed sprouted from the muck. This is important for me, as it now provides a seed for as the say, for a new Islamic View because it is ideas which do and will change the future.

"We affirm the inviolable freedom of the individual conscience. We believe in the equality of all human persons.

We insist upon the separation of religion from state and the observance of universal human rights.

We find traditions of liberty, rationality, and tolerance in the rich histories of pre-Islamic and Islamic societies. These values do not belong to the West or the East; they are the common moral heritage of humankind."

For the rest: http://secularislam.org/blog/p...21/The-St-Petersburg-Declaration

It has to start somewhere - now they have something to rally around!

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-06 22:10:39.537065+00 by: meuon

That's quite a rational intelligent statement, and very pointed at the "clerical rule" and core issues facing Islam, and for that matter, Christian and other sects. Kudos.