The rapturous quality of Sufi poetry continues to fascinate me, but the idea of loving and seeking God while listening to radical mullahs is deeply troubling. Prostration to God devoid of spirituality is no different from doing sit-ups.
Obviously life is full of offense. We can't legislate good taste or make everything that offends everyone illegal. Freedom of speech entails the freedom to offend. But that doesn't mean we have to offend.
Israeli attempts to solve their problems with Palestinians using only military means, reflects an attitude that rejects the very the concepts for which international humanitarian law is based on today.