Originally Posted by Mellowicious
Log, I think that may be an old wive’s tale.
As I hear frequently these days, there’s a lot to unpack there.

First, my interest was primarily on the humorous image of Talibani warriors knitting afghans.

Second, I have heard that ‘only Allah is perfect’ trope numerous times, too, and I understand it to be a bit of sardonic wit. I mean, they make a perfect thing and then imperfectitomize it out of respect for God? Nice combo of ego and disingenuous respect, if you ask me!

Third, I guess the third thing was part of the first thing - an afghan pun and macho Taliban men crocheting (surely the women wouldn’t be allowed to do anything relating to God).

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller