People crowded into the Unitarian Church in Sheridan this weekend to hear a lecture on the history, politics and diversity of the world's 2nd largest religion, Islam. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the the:details:
The Greek philosopher, Socrates, said that "one thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing." These words may sound alien in the current cultural atmosphere of dogma and polemics as often, we assume we know much more than we do.
For instance, Muslims make up nearly 25 percent of the total world population. Thus, as Dr. Paul Flesher, the Director of the Religious Studies Department at UW pointed out during his lecture this weekend, Muslims are far more diverse than many assume:
And learning the facts about Islam is important, he says:
Because it is usually the extremists, and not the "regular Joe" Muslims who are typically heard about in the media, many non-Muslims have a skewed perception about a quarter of the world's population: