Ice cream

Ice Cream:

I wonder about the Burger King "Allah" Ice Cream. But let me pass on the story in case you haven't heard it:

The fast-food chain, Burger King, is withdrawing its ice-cream cones after the lid of the dessert offended a Muslim.

The man claimed the design resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, and branded it sacrilegious, threatening a “jihad”.
You can see the design through the first link, compared with the Arabic for "Allah." Judge for yourself, as JihadWatch suggests.

But my question is this: When one of our more Fundamentalist Christians thinks he sees in some commercial product Jesus' face, or the Virgin Mary, he takes it as a miracle that proves the existence of God. He tells us that it shows that even in these little things, these throw-offs of the godless capitalist system, God's work is done.

The more radical Muslim threatens jihad against Burger King.

Why is it that radicals in the one faith see the hand of God working something positive in these coincidences, while radicals of the other faith see a conspiracy to insult their god? Why is the radical arm of the Christian faith confident of God's power to work regardless of the intention of man, while the radical arm of the Islamic faith so ready to believe that it is man working evil in defiance of the Lord of the Dawn?

It suggests to me that there is a substantial lack of confidence at work in the radical forms of Islam. Why should that be? It's true that Islamic civilization is at a low point, while civilizations that have historic involvement with Christianity are still on top. But religion, because it speaks to issues of true power behind the obvious faces of the world, ought to liberate the intense believer from the mere facts of the world they know. The simple reality of the situation at hand should not be definitive for the true believer.

Yet, here we are. What say you?

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