vendredi 23 janvier 2009

The religious mind

A random meeting on skype and a written conversation on religion banters back and forth for ten minutes or so. The Egyptian writer asks me what I think happens when 'sweet' river water mixes in with the sea water at an estuary. The salt solution of the sea is diluted by a very very small amount, I suggest. But that is not taken seriously as my response. 'Please give me a clear answer', I am asked. But how could it be made any clearer? What is there to make clearer? Allah has the answer. The two do not mix and are kept apart. We part in mutual, but amicable, incomprehension.