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What Should We Do About Donald Trump?

Adam Ericksen claims that every time progressives stand up against Trump he uses it to his advantage by claiming that he’s actually the victim of liberal political correctness. Whether it’s responding to his attacks on Hispanics or Muslims, it just adds fuel to his fire. He loves it! Adam wonders, is there an alternative?

Islam and Positive Mimesis

Islam implicitly challenges this duality of the archaic sacred through Tawhid, Islams most fundamental theological doctrine. Tawhid refers to the absolute oneness of God. Islamic scholar Michael Sells states that Tawhid refers to the “interior unity of the deity, that in God all the attributes—such as seeing, hearing, knowing, and willing—are in some sense one” (Approaching the Qur’an, 19). If God’s interior attributes must be One, then any ambivalence that breaks that oneness would break God’s Tawhid...

Positive Mimesis: Imitating the Dude Who Laughs

You can see that positive mimetic process in the video. Once one person laughs, another laughs, and soon everyone is laughing. It’s contagious and it opens people up to one another. Before the laughter spreads, people looked down at their books, newspapers, or phones. But as soon as people laugh, they make eye contact. Sure, they’re not talking (they are too busy laughing!), but they are open to the presence of one another...