Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

What al-Ma'arri, the sceptic Syrian poet might have written today.

Christians rave in factions, Muslims twist and shout,
Jews wail inside their razor-wired redoubt.
We humans are divided into two bad schools :
The rationalist knaves and blind religious fools.

"Abu 'L-ala Ahmad b. Abdallah al-Ma'arri (973-1057), born in Syria not far from Aleppo, and sometimes known as the Eastern Lucretius, is the third of the great zindiqs of Islam. No true Muslim feels comfortable in his poetic presence because of his scepticism towards salvationist religion in general and Islam in particular..."

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