Islam is innately a religion of enlightened moderation, they argue, and needs no Westernized amendments. Wikimedia Commons Writing in a time of cruel sectarian violenceMontaigne is unconvinced by the ageless claim that having a dogmatic faith is necessary or especially effective in assisting people to love their neighbors: This allowed people to search the world around them and create new ideas and inventions.
This system did not make sense, because the lower classes were the majority of the people and did most of the work.
This is how; the plans of God were changed due to the sin committed by Adam and Eve. They were willing to sacrifice for the common good, because it would benefit the majority.
I answer that I am neither, and that is why I do so. Abbe Sieyes says "Inequalities of wealth or ability are like the inequalities of age, sex, size, etc. I have known in my time a hundred artisans, a hundred laborers, wiser and more happy than the rectors of the university, and whom I had much rather have resembled.
Anyone who tries to read the Essays systematically soon finds themselves overwhelmed by the sheer wealth of examples, anecdotes, digressions and curios Montaigne assembles for our delectation, often without more than the hint of a reason why.
In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is able to pursue the studies he wants, depending on what he feels like getting involved in at the time. The suffering of the innocents, particularly my brethren in faith -- the Muslims -- at the hands of militants, extremists and terrorists has made it all the more urgent to bring order to this troubled scene.
My idea for untangling this knot is Enlightened Moderation, which I think is a win for all -- for both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. The Enlightenment thinkers knew that they should have an equal say in the government.
What better projection can be found of these deeper values of Islam than the personal example of our Holy Prophet P. Montaigne adopts and admires the comic perspective. The way forward is through enlightenment.
The armies of Islam did not march forward to convert people by the sword, despite what the perceptions may be, but to deliver them from the darkness through the visible example of their virtues. The OIC must be restructured to meet the challenges of the 21st century, to fulfill the aspirations of the Muslim world and to take us toward emancipation.
We discharge our hopes and fears, very often, on the wrong objects, Montaigne notesin an observation that anticipates the thinking of Freud and modern psychology.
The second is for the West, and the United States in particular, to seek to resolve all political disputes with justice and to aid in the socioeconomic betterment of the deprived Muslim world.
We must concentrate on human resource development through the alleviation of poverty and through education, health care and social justice. I would be remiss if, in defense of the people of my faith, I did not trace the genesis of the Muslims' being labeled as extremists or terrorists.
In this spirit, I would like to set forth a strategy I call Enlightened Moderation.- The Roots of The Enlightenment In its essence, the Enlightenment is the product of a shift in the the way society was organized.
This shift was the result of many different factors and periods of time, among them being the Scientific Revolution, the Reformation, and the Renaissance.
Enlightened moderation is a term coined by a former Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf; it applies to practicing a moderate Islam, as opposed to the interpretions of fundamentalist Islam. To think properly as to rationalize thoughts, to be on the positive side of life and to prefer optimism, the theory goes, is to be against extremism.
The Playwrite Moliere and Moderation in the Neoclassical Age - One of the main themes of the neoclassical age was moderation. Order, control, and reason were necessities of this period.
The Enlightenment was revolutionary because of Voltaire, a writer that used his ideas to attack the established Catholic Church, and to propagate the freedom of religion, scientific thoughts, skepticism and experiential philosophy.
Wisdom and balance, or moderation, was very important to them. Today, Buddhists believe that enlightenment is gained through balance and wisdom.
Muslims believe in karma- good and bad- which eventually balances itself out. During the 5th century B.C. in Athens, Greece (the Golden Age), balance in life, or moderation, was also very important. Indeed when it comes to his essays “Of Moderation” or “Of Virtue”, Montaigne quietly breaks the ancient mold.
Instead of celebrating the feats of the world’s Catos or Alexanders, here he.Download