reply to post by TRGreer
Consider what you've said.
I really don't believe you are open to honest discussion on Islam. Your post show time and again that you are very opinionated when it comes
to this topic. Even though you seem to show respect outwardly I can still see the hate and fear hidden in your perspective.
If I've read
this right, you're saying an opinionated person can't have an honest discussion on Islam? The only people who can discuss Islam are those that
don't have an opinion on it? What about you? Are you
opinionated on the topic?
I show respect outwardly, but have hate and fear hidden in me? If true, doesn't my holding back negative emotions show just how much I'm trying to
work with you?
Just to clarify I am not Muslim nor have I ever been. Cracks me up how many assume I am because of my defense of Islam.
believe I've called any poster a Muslim. It doesn't matter to me, I'm looking at the ideas and arguments.
I am defending an individuals sovereignty and right to live in peace without being held accountable for others actions.
interesting wording. Almost, if I may say so, cunning and sly. Which individual is being held accountable for a suicide bombing, or stoning, or
church destruction, or killing? No one is, outside the actor. You're defending something that isn't being attacked. I predict you'll win.
I hate to be repetitive, so I'll try to streamline this. People are concerned about a group, a society, a culture, a religion. A religion dedicated
in large part to conquering, in whichever manner is most effective, the world for Allah. We have seen murderers of families celebrated in the
streets, governments rewarding the families of suicide bombers. Religious rules which would be unspeakable anywhere else, are imposed on populations.
African countries are invaded with Allah's name being the prominent battle-cry.
Forgive me, for I may be a little emotional. But where are the efforts to prevent this? Where is the compensation for the victims? Why is this not
condemned from every mosque in the world? Why are other Muslims not turning the violent ones in? Why aren't the killers and destroyers punished,
You speak about an individual's soveregnity. You mean, if they subject themselves to all of the Islamic rules, don't you? Are they free to leave,
say what they want, scrawl a cartoon on the ground, criticize their leaders, criticize their religion, date who they want, when they want to?
I may have said too much. I'd love to have a discussion, but a discussion requires something from both sides. I don't care to be so upset and I
would love to have it explained why I shouldn't be. But no more condescension, insults and evasions, please.