The Rhyme and Reason of Jihad
This provides a vision,
Which leads us Christians and Jews to poeticize our tradition?
Which calls for an impassioned embrace of our doctrines.
Our Scripture is full of the poetic, the vision, the sheer otherworldiness. So much of it in undiluted form is nonsense to the man and woman, but especially the man, of today. We should do what we can, in schools, for instance, to encourage embrace of the poetic — a reasonable embrace of it. There I go, two sides of the issue.