I adore the following astute statement by the Harvard Rumi scholar, Abdulkarim Soroush, regarding religion:
I told him that religion is like wine; it magnifies things. It makes brutes more brutish and humans, more human.
Dr. Soroush is one of those rare public intellectuals who dare to challenge the crazy Muslim status quo and actively use the sword of reason to challenge and demand reformation.
He is an inspiration…
Ps - http://www.drsoroush.com/English/