Ahoy hoy everybody,

I just want to start off today’s post with a few words about the Charlie Hebdo killings – No matter what your opinion on the stuff they were publishing, choosing murder as a response is brutish. In fact, words really can’t do justice to the senselessness of the massacre. They may have been offensive, but surely that didn’t merit their executions?

And, potentially at the risk of annoying some folks but I honestly believe this about any religion – Muhammad (pbuh) is a big boy. He doesn’t need people to defend or avenge him. And I certainly don’t think he would have advocated wholesale slaughter just because people were offensive about him. My uncle has a saying – you can’t be a buddha unless you can laugh at yourself. I’m inclined to agree, and surely the same applies to prophets and saints everywhere. read more