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On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Greg Burch wrote:
> > Not meaning to ignite passions more, I nevertheless think this is a very
> > good statement about the reality of Islam behind the "but it's really a
> > religion of peace" talk:
> > http://www.secularislam.org/call.htm
> > Every word of it is consistent with my reading on the subject.
> A similar argument can be made about most religions that emphasize
> diety worship and looking to dieties and/or other supernatural entities
> for guidance/blessing/purpose, instead of looking within oneself.
> Christianity is an easy example, as is Scientology.
Yes, and few here would argue that Christianity isn't a problem. I mean,
look how many people Christians killed, brutally... and this was in the
name of a pacifist, passively-resisting Messiah. Just imagine how much
worse, say, the Inquisition would have been if Christ had actually gone
on record advocating the enslavement, disposession, torture, and murder
of unbelievers. Also, imagine what would have happened if Christianity
went through its growing pains in a world that already had mass media
and weapons of mass destruction.
* I believe that the majority of the world's Muslims are good, *
* honorable people. If you are a Muslim and want to reassure me and *
* others that you are part of this good, honorable majority, all *
* you need to say are nine simple words: "I OPPOSE the Wahhabi cult *
* and its Jihad." *
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