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2006.05.02

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Alex

Just to play devil advocate for a minute...his argument that most "good muslims" are good because they only accept the teachings of the Quaran up to a point could equaly be applied to modern Christianity. The bible is quite clearly against things such as pre-marital sex, divorce, abortion, and homosexuality, yet most Christians today ignore those aspects of the bible while still profesing to beleive in Christianity. The only difference is that even the most extreme Christians don't come close to the level of intolerance and hatred displayed by Muslim extremists, and that's largely due to the way western society has evolved over time. The vast majority of us who come from Christian roots have either abandoned the faith entirely, or have learned over time that the bible is not perfect, and that we must decide for ourselves which of it's teachings are right and moral, and which are nothing but superstition and hatemongering. Muslim society on the other hand has not had the opportunity to evolve in such a fashion, and it doesn't appear likely to happen any time soon; those enlightened few who chose to cling to their religion while trying to make it more civilized and tolerant usualy end up persecuted by the fundamentalist barbarians.

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