I spent large tracts of this afternoon spring-cleaning my house; a chore which I tend to avoid as much as possible, yet one that was made considerable more bearable by playing TED talks in the background. This talk, by Lesley Hazelton on the Koran, really struck me. What first struck me was her voice; her deep, amazingly sonorous, voice. As I listened, her words began to unravel my prejudices. As a homosexualist, I’m not a huge of fan of Islam, and ipso facto, not a big fan of the Koran. However, this is more lazy thinking on my behalf and an automated response to perceived bigotry, than an objective response to the Holy Book of the a major world religion; a book, which I must admit, I haven’t read.
Watch this, and listen. See what you this of it. See if it changes your mind too.