Dream diary, 11/21/09: Terrorist Pizza Party


Pizza I dreamed that I was having pizza with Iranian terrorists. A reporter friend of mine was doing a story on them; she was hiding them in her crawlspace, but they were thinking of coming out and revealing themselves in public. To encourage them to do this, she had a pizza party for them. Ingrid and I somehow got mixed up in this. I was uncertain how I felt about what my friend was doing, but mostly I was uncomfortable trying to make small talk, since the terrorists didn’t speak English very well.

Comments

  1. says

    Here’s a somewhat relevant and very cool link I’ve found about Islamic reform and reviving the tradition of Islamic intellectualism: http://www.irshadmanji.com/project-ijtihad
    I’m slightly irked that they invite non-Muslims to participate but implicitly define this to mean “people of non-Muslim religions” and exclude atheists and agnostics. However, I still think the project overall is an awesome idea.

  2. says

    Irshad Manji is a pretty ardent secularist, so I don’t think she has anything against atheists. She does, however, define herself as a Muslim for reasons that have more to do with wanting to reform her faith community, and I have my doubts as to whether that’s valid reason to call yourself a believer in any religion. Probably because she’s already having a tough enough time reaching a Muslim audience, and defining herself as an “athiest Muslim” like the atheist Jews Christina wrote about the other day would catch her even more flack.

  3. Rollong_Stone says

    Funny blog. The author, illiterate in matters of religion, is trying to look well-informed.

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