Ben Affleck is enjoying some social media flattery after butting heads with Sam Harris and Bill Maher last week.
This is the kind of conversation that I actually have a difficult time taking sides on. I definitely don’t have the stomach to support Affleck’s wide-eyed version of reality, where mainstream Islam preaches gender equality and tolerance. That’s just not the case.
But I also have a hard time with westerners foisting their value system on other countries. So, it bothers me when people like Harris and Maher argue that we need to promote change within another country’s society.
That being said, I would probably end up sitting on the Maher/Harris side of the table.
At the end of the day, Maher and Harris are arguing for human rights and Affleck is simply calling everyone racist, which doesn’t really address the issue.
If you think I’m an idiot, let me know in the comments. Seriously. I’ll happily change my stance if the argument is solid.