An ancient voice of reason: Abul Alaa Al-Ma’arri.

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An ancient voice of reason: Abul Alaa Al-Ma’arri.

Post by bindeweede » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:53 pm

Many of the great thinkers and writers from the “Golden Age” of Islam engaged in open philosophical debates, often heavily influenced by the Greeks, and expressed high levels of skepticism about religious truths. One of the most outspoken was the eleventh century blind Arab poet Abul Alaa Al-Ma’arri who was more than just a little sceptical about religion in his writings.
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Re: An ancient voice of reason: Abul Alaa Al-Ma’arri.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:48 am

The Renaissance started in the Arab world and spread to Europe.

And as in Europe inevitably led to a war of religion against science.

Where the religion was Islam, science lost.
Yes, that one.

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