Just a brief observation that is the beginning of a longer conversation. I recall well discussions (a very few of which I participated in) on Little Green Footballs and other sites in which some offered fairly strident criticisms of Islam and what Muslims believe, and others responded with charges of racism. Regardless of whether I agreed or disagreed with the attack (as often as not the latter), I found the countercharge of racism to be absurd--a religion is not, after all, a race.
I have changed my opinion somewhat. I tend to think now that it may be easier to change one's race than one's religion (though neither, I think, is altogether impossible).Posted by Ideofact at July 7, 2007 11:27 PM