Bill, I always imagined your symbol would be the circle with a dot at the center, the emblem of the Sufi. The dot represents God, the circle represents the Sufi path. But I think it's symbolic of all intellectual inquiry, I toyed with working that theme onto UNMEDIA but my geek instincts took over instead :)
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH woops (blushing). Sorry that was very presumptious of me. Will fix post haste.
The idea that I'd be a Sufi is flattering, Aziz, and frankly, Maryam, if I've written on Islam in such a way that you'd put me among the faithful, then again, I take it as a compliment.
I'm not particularly fond of Hegel's philosophy, but there is one thing that the man believed to be the homeliest philosopher of all time (and there's quite a bit of competition) said that I think makes some sense. After he had written his Phenomenology, some of his students begged him to form his own religious sect. Hegel was appalled, and reputedly said, "I was born a Lutheran, and intend to die one." (The whole tale may be apocryphal.)
Though I'm not a Lutheran, I'm more or less with Hegel.
Personally I've always felt an affinity for W.C. Fields reading the Bible on his deathbed 'looking for a loophole': my life feels like that sometime :o/