Some of you might consider it surprising that I'm writing a thread complaining about this, given the nature of some of my own writing on this
In my defense, however, I have been legitimately attempting to learn the truth about Islam. I've had some fairly severe internal conflict at times,
and the threads I've written here, both positive and negative, have been reflective of that. Contrary to what some of you might think, I have
just been trolling; but have been genuinely analysing both sides in my own head, such that it has spilled out here.
Given that, I've noticed something on this forum, which I am not happy about.
If someone starts a thread here which consists purely or primarily of negative emotion towards Islam, or is otherwise devoted to generating bad press
about the religion, it can go on for up to 50 pages and receive scores of stars and flags; including almost every post in said thread being starred.
If someone on the other hand, tries to post information which is clarifying, or tries to promote the idea of constructive dialogue between the Islamic
and non-Islamic populations, those threads will get buried. They receive virtually no response at all.
As other people have said, and as the site's own slogan says, we are here to deny ignorance. Where Islam is concerned, that is what I am trying to
do, if only in my own case. From what I'm seeing, though, other people don't want to deny their ignorance with this subject, at all. In fact, they
prefer to embrace it. They seem to prefer to remain bigoted, and in states of entirely unreasoning hatred and fear concerning the entire issue.
Lest you think that I am on the verge of conversion here, and have become just another apologetic shill, think again. I've said on numerous occasions
that I am well aware that there are both individuals and elements of theology associated with Islam, that I consider to be a legitimate source of
I also, however, remain committed to maintaining justice in my perception of this religion, which means the equal consideration of both its' darkness,
its' light. There is quite literally a court case going on in my mind, at the moment; and has been for some time. I am finding the
arguments for both the prosecution and the defense to be almost equally compelling, and I think it will be some time before a definitive verdict can
be handed down.
I ask this site's readership to remember both the above image, and its' meaning, when discussions relating to Islam occur, here. I am not asking for
the indiscriminatory presumption of innocence on the part of the accused, because I am aware that in the minds of many, including myself, that has not
yet been incontrovertibly established. All I am asking, however, is that an equally indiscriminatory presumption of guilt is not made
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