Tuesday, May 31, 2005

On Temperance In Language

Here is Omar Khayyam on religious fanatics (see page 6):

And do you think that unto such as you;
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew:
God gave the secret-and denied it me?
Well, well, what matters it? Believe that, too.

We imagine Nanopolitan & Dilip (see his comments on Nanopolitan's post) take strong offense to Mr. Khayyam's language! Also, that they object strongly to our characterizing Shiv Sena as neanderthals and loonies!! And, Nida Fazli's poetic assault on Advani ji must really numb their sensitive souls!!!

Or, is their ire only restricted for when offensive liberal ideas are confronted by folks like us, impossible to be dismissed as bigots or criminals?

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