posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 06:55 PM
Interesting concept, the banning of a religious belief cause of a few extremist, that take such to a level where it shows a more violent side.
Religion, the belief in the divine has been around since the dawn of man kind, where it gives hope and an idea on how people should live, to include
how they should act. There are extremist in a majority of the different religions, leading to those to commit acts that are so abhorrent, vile and
evil, it gives the entire group a bad name. There are not innocent religions as it were, as they all have had their times of violence, often
committing acts that neither represent the very ideas that they would espouse nor would they care to admit such. It would be a shame if the actions
of a few, were to cause the banning of an entire religion and culture. It is not a cult, as the people are devout in their faith, but take a look at
any major religion out there, they too have very specific guides as to how to live and act. The really shame of it all, the entire problem with all
religions, is that the extremist often take only a few passages from what they believe, rather than taking the entire of what is written and missing
the message. At one time the Islamic world was the top and at the forefront of many advances, and free thought, even when such was banned by the
Christian world. We should give more of a tolerance to those who are devout, as they provide hope, when all seems hopeless.
Yet at the same time, the other aspect and problem is that too many moderate in Islam that do not speak up, are afraid to offend, and that ultimately
is the real shame of it all. If they were to take the time to stand up, and show to the entire world that they are not the extremist, willing to die
for their own belief, to protect that very belief that they practice, then perhaps the world would have a different opinion.