posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 03:25 PM
Originally posted by idonotcollectstamps
How do we determine if a Muslim is a moderate or a fundamentalist?
The same way you tell if ANY person is someone you would like or someone you might fear. You get to know them.
I would think that if you got to know someone, even just a little bit, you'd have a good idea of their thoughts on issues. Most Christians don't
wear a banner saying that they don't like Fred Phelps, but after a conversation with them, I can usually tell how important a role religion plays in
their lives and to what degree they follow that religion. I don't have to come right out and ask, "So, you hate gays or what"?
There are no definitions or terms to determine who wants to stab me in the throat for drawing a cartoon and who wants to live together in peace and
prosperity without violence.
How about "murderer" and "normal person"? WHY does their religion matter if they want to stab you?
Maybe a selection of questions could be used to determine who wants to murder me and who wants to live together in peace?
Are you going to walk up to people on the street and ask them these questions? I'm having a hard time understanding why you have to know this about
people without simply getting to know them.
How do you tell the good rappers from the bad?
How do you tell the honest women from the lying, manipulative ones?
How do you know if someone is going to steal from you or not?
How do you know if someone is a criminal or not. (They don't wear a banner)
NO ONE goes around with labels on their foreheads as to their trustworthiness and honor. You have to get to know people to determine that.
If anyone knows of ANY way to separate the fundamentalists from the moderates I would be interested to know it
How about if you get to know someone for who they are, not what religion they practice? And in that process, you will find out all sorts of things
I'm not sure why you need to determine the extent of someone's religious beliefs before you even get to know them. A fundamentalist isn't
necessarily going to murder you. Fundamentalist Christians don't approach you in hopes of murdering you, do they?
The people who murder are not fundamentalist Muslims. They are criminals.