Islam, theology and politeness

Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 07:59:41 MST

No, that's not at all what I was saying, and it's very relevant.
     There was a question about how Islam (about 25% of the planet's
population) would respond to the types of technology we are interested in.
Anders Sandberg (hoping I spelled that right) mentioned he had been reading
about Islamic Theology, and the discussion was about how well we might be
able to deal with Muslims. I then mentioned Muslims might be offended at
the use of the term theology, and why.
     At no point did I say anything about them not discussing the issue,
you did. "If you want to talk to someone, it's counterproductive to insult
them, so avoid it when you can" was my point.

>From: "J. R. Molloy" <>
>This question seems irrelevant in light of the earlier message thread.
>According to you, it's the Muslims who refuse to discuss the subject.


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