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Old 01-08-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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I think that Islam has a long way to go to prove itself to me as something in compliance with religious beliefs- you know, he little things like peace, women's rights, not killing someone because they are "infidels."

Personally, I would go without a religious belief rather than be part of and condone the current practices.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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When human life is regarded as more valuable than misguided notions of 'honour' then Islam may be regarded as a religion worthy of the name.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:47 AM
 
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Islam has allowed itself to be kidnapped by uneducated, frightened, bigoted imbeciles.

And those in Islam who have allowed it to be kidnapped are just as guilty as the above mentioned idiots. When the educated Muslims finally decide enough is enough, we will see the end to this menace.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:26 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Originally Posted by bobmulk
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Islam has allowed itself to be kidnapped by uneducated, frightened, bigoted imbeciles.
The same thing could be said about Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, atheism or any other kind of religion or philosophy.
You'll always find some bad apples.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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Islam has allowed itself to be kidnapped by uneducated, frightened, bigoted imbeciles.

And those in Islam who have allowed it to be kidnapped are just as guilty as the above mentioned idiots. When the educated Muslims finally decide enough is enough, we will see the end to this menace.
And when will that be? At the cost of how many lives?
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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There have been times in history in which Islam was the enlightened religion, with advanced women's rights (for the time) and support for scientific learning. The Christian kingdoms were the ones committing atrocities in the name of religion.

Obviously, the present is not one of those times.

I, too, would like to see moderate and liberal Muslims be more vocal and active in condemning the violence of the fundamentalist terrorists.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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I really feel that Islam is keeping many nations from making any progress in areas such as the rights of women, freedom of speech and the press, etc. While it's true that a few extremists are making things much worse it's also a fact that nations such as Saudi Arabia and Iran are basing their laws on Islamic teachings and created a very oppressive society, especially for women who are totally dependent on men.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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to me islam seems like The modren crusaders of this day.

back then we had wolves in sheep clothing saying repent or die Christianty false christians ingnoring jesus own teachings

This day and age islam is doing the killing in the name of reilgion.

Not all mulims are terrorist thou.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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Eddiek: Certainly I have no idea when it will happen. Perhaps when educated Muslims decide that their belief system and faith is being prostituted by Neanderthals hell-bent on killing people. Islam is being sacrificed in order to placate a bunch of high priests who want to maintain their thought control and government leaders who are too lazy and stupid to address real issues in their own countries.


Tricky D: to suggest that other religions have allowed themselves to be kidnapped the way Islam has is sheer foolishness. Yes, all religions, including Christianity, have their lunatic fringe. However, do you see Christian leaders and pastors calling for the devastation of other nations or the murder of innocents? Do you see that occurring in Buddhism? Catholicism? Shintoism?

I can point out dozens of cases of freak shows like the illustrious Reverend Lou Wildmon and that other idiot who keeps screaming the our soldiers are dying because of homosexuals (?!), but everyone with an ounce of gray matter knows that that is not the thrust of Christianity.
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