Reflection 1-2

Some judge piety by the length of their beards, the width of their khimar, or the height of their knowledge.

The pious reserve measure for their deficiencies.

Reflection 1-1

It is a western malady.

 We dub sin as modernity and godliness as old-fashioned. The former is seen as rapidly progressive, the latter stale and static.

And they are right.

One is a car quickly racing over the edge of a precipitous cliff, the other safely parked in a heated garage. It is not surprising then that suicide, spiritual or otherwise, seems to be in vogue these days.