Saturday, January 21, 2017

"In this regard,

America appears as an extension of Europe but with a patently different response to the problem of religion. Whereas the European response resulted in the "death of God," the American reaction has tended toward the "death of Satan," drowning the Evil One in a torrent of fascinosum powerful enough to extinguish the fires of Hell. This radically alters the meaning of religion. For at the very least it undermines the notion of salvation - salvation from what? - and worship loses much its urgency, except as a means of soliciting earthly favors from God.
-Dr. Sherman Jackson in Islam and the Blackamerican

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