This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Original sin

Perhaps another important distinction to be observed, especially for Christian readers, is that for Islam God created man “of the best stature” and does not seem to acknowledge any kind of catastrophic fall. If we search Islam for a corresponding idea to the Christian ‘concupiscence’, we might point to the notion of ghaflah, which is rather a forgetting or a general tendency to forget. This paints the problem of a lost humanity in a different light, and the difference is important. Man possesses a nature that is good, but he forgets where he came from and to whom he owes his existence, and his task is to be recalled to the remembrance of his Creator.

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