Wednesday, November 16, 2005

As humanely possible...

In fact, I'm the kind of humanist who gets bored reading this kind of stuff and would rather bang my head against the wall for hours as opposed to debating philosophy, but my friend Corey posted this to a mailing list we're both on. So here's what I am


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.

What kind of humanist are you? Click here to find out.

Last 5 on iPod
1. Be right - Spirit of the West (Tripping Up The Stairs)
2. Hammer to fall - Queen (Platinuim Collection)
3. Field behind the plow - Stan Rogers (Home In Halifax)
4. Gimmie shelter - Rolling Stones (40 Licks)
5. So like Candy - Elvis Costello (Very Best Of...)


Jason Bartlett said...

Hi Craig did the test, strangely enough I'm a handholder as well, must be the foreign travel doing it.

towniebastard said...

I think it has more to do with being a former Muser. Just about all the gang has been one of those.

So how's life in Qatar treating you?