If Islam is so great, why aren’t Muslims heading for Muslim-led nations? We’ve been told my Muslim “scholars” that Islam built great civilizations. If this is true, why haven’t Islamic nations flourished like Europe and the United States?
The type of questions can be asked of every poverty-stricken country. In a word, worldviews matter? What believe believe about themselves, other people, God, man, economics, politics, and ethics make a difference.
Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), who has been described as the “George Washington of South America,” died an “exhausted and disillusioned idealist” at the age of forty-seven.
Shortly before his death, he declared that “[Latin] America is ungovernable.” one revolution after another did not bring prosperity. “He who serves a revolution ploughs the sea.” He was so discouraged with how the people expressed their new freedoms that he quickly concluded that they needed a dictator…
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