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Message 205 of 381 (846098)
12-28-2018 2:32 PM
Reply to: Message 204 by Faith
12-28-2018 1:58 PM

Re: Respectful Offense
I readily accept that Islam has a serious problem with radical extremists - that minority are vicious murdering bastards who deserve all the justice and resistance that civilised people can bring to the table.

But to tar every Muslim with their brush is completely wrong. There are 1.8 billion followers of Islam who yesterday didn’t kill anyone. They didn’t the day before that, or before that, or as far back in our lifetimes as you care to go. I work with many Muslims - in the run up to Christmas, they made samosas for Christmas charities, which were delicious - and not even slightly poisoned. The vast majority of their scholars reject the interpretation you impose on those Quranic verses - using in many cases the same semantic gymnastics which you use to justify a living God ordering the massacre of children. You’re demonising 1.8 billion peace-loving, normal, live-a-day human beings as a result of the arguments of a vanishingly small minority of blood thirsty psychopaths. Something Jesus didn’t do, unless you can find me an instance where he instructed his followers to hate a whole load of people, based on the actions of a tiny percentage.

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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