Actually, whether Islam is against feminism is a bit of a moot point; it's not as black and white as some claim, partly because 'feminism' as a term is generally appallingly badly defined. For example, if you think that Islam is against women having property rights or voting, then I'm afraid that you're going to be sorely disappointed. Remember, plenty of Muslim-majority countries, even in the spiritually-degraded 20th and 21st centuries, have had elected women heads of state, while the US has never had a female president.Adama wrote:Misko_Varesanovic wrote:This is absolutely priceless. Number 5 is categorically opposed to 1 and 2, and has serious reservations about 3 and 4.Adama wrote:There are a few things I can name which need to be wiped from the face of the earth immediately:
1. Fractional Reserve Banking.
The world would be an infinitely better place without these five things.
And yet you claim what is potentially your best ally should be eradicated. No wonder you guys are in trouble.
Well at first glace you might think that because Islam is opposed to feminism that Islam is therefore a friend to mankind. But that conclusion doesn't necessarily follow. Islam is pure bondage at best. There is no sense in destroying feminism to be placed under the yoke of Islam. Christianity is also against those things, but it doesn't put us under grievous bondage, and neither is it a false gospel for a false god.
However, Islam is an essentialist religion. This means that it does believe that men and women are fundamentally different and have generally different social roles which overlap relatively rarely. It also teaches that men should exude masculinity, and women femininity.
Re: Christianity, I'm going to surprise you here: I would love for you to be right. I would love for it to be the case that a spiritually and socially fertile Christianity could take on society's basic structural injustices and win.
The problem is that Christian structures are in bed with the perpetrators of said injustices. Take the Roman Catholic Church, for instance: this is far and away the largest Christian denomination on Earth, with over 1bn adherents. Well, what do we see? It is up to its neck in child abuse and banking scandals. These scandals run incredibly deep and practically everyone above a certain level is implicated. Meanwhile, its congregation is seriously divided on issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion and divorce. Only a small percentage of Catholics obey their church's teachings on marriage and the sanctity of chastity before marriage. Given all this, does a Christian renaissance seem likely to you?