not to deny the brilliance of Goethe, but there's a wealth of information ranging from his dalliances with alchemy, christianity, islam, homosexuality, etc. etc., to suggest that Goethe's search for self was a bit misguided. although not accorded the same volume as the current stream of political correctness accords to muslims, there is evidence to indicate Goethe was actually leaning toward a reconciliation with christianity in the latter stage of his life. are we to conclude that Goethe was a born again christian? hardly. given Goethe's sexual proclivities, there's very little to suggest he was a muslim either. the muslim special interest has carefully and conveniently chosen his pro-muslim statements as a coup for their side and that's all well and good, but it's little more than revisionism.