Seeing the interconnectedness of otherwise different phenomena can often move me to tears. With all the Christmas shopping that just occurred, I thought of the many people connected by the shared condemnation of the mindless masses: religious fundamentalists, green-meme activists and grinches. Then, during my devotional readings, I ran upon this passage from the “Holy” Qur’an which probably typifies the feeling of all these righteous people. I thought it would be informative for all of them to know they share much in common with people they otherwise mutually despise.
Let it not deceive you that those who disbelieve go to and fro in the cities fearlessly. A brief enjoyment! then their abode is hell, and evil is their resting-place.
— Surah 3: 196-7.