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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-18-06 09:02 PM
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20. Welcome to DU, mystique!
:hi:

I would say that any faith that demands adherence to dogma is toxic to rational thought and incompatible with democracy. Islam is inherently no better and no worse in this regard than Christianity.

Any faith that declares a belief, tradition, or ritual to be beyond question is suspect and should be shunned; those who profess special wisdom or authority regarding such a religion should be afforded only minimal trust. Again, Islam is no better and no worse.

More important, what do you think of Islam?

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  -Here is a question for you guys... mystique  Sep-18-06 08:44 PM   #0 
  - Since I'm not a Muslim, I my opinion has no validity.  Redstone   Sep-18-06 08:48 PM   #1 
  - so, you are not allowed to have an opinion  ProdigalJunkMail   Sep-18-06 09:01 PM   #14 
     - But religion is a much more sensitive subject for people. It's much  Redstone   Sep-18-06 09:04 PM   #22 
     - well, I was just poking at ya cause it is 03.00  ProdigalJunkMail   Sep-18-06 09:06 PM   #26 
        - Dang, you sound like I do when I'm tired. Sleep well.  Redstone   Sep-18-06 09:10 PM   #32 
     - Who are you referring to here - Prodigal  Bobbieo   Sep-18-06 09:07 PM   #28 
        - to redstone...but I could have replied to the wrong message  ProdigalJunkMail   Sep-18-06 09:16 PM   #37 
  - I'm an atheist, so first and foremost I think islam is superstition...  mike_c   Sep-18-06 08:50 PM   #2 
  - Islam is peaceful  Monkeyman   Sep-18-06 08:50 PM   #3 
  - Agreed.  OhioChick   Sep-18-06 08:51 PM   #4 
  - It's been more of a mystery to me than anything else  eleny   Sep-18-06 08:51 PM   #5 
  - Oh lord.......  Nickster   Sep-18-06 08:52 PM   #6 
  - I have to admit  bbinacan   Sep-18-06 09:01 PM   #15 
     - UBL calls for the death of Americans, Pat Robertson calls for the death of  Nickster   Sep-18-06 09:09 PM   #30 
     - UBL and Robertson are both idiots.  bbinacan   Sep-18-06 09:25 PM   #41 
        - UBL and Robertson are both idiots.  mikelewis   Sep-18-06 09:38 PM   #46 
           - Cute. n/t  bbinacan   Sep-18-06 09:44 PM   #48 
     - Of course they are not speaking out.  Random_Australian   Sep-19-06 04:18 AM   #54 
  - Do I think its a violent religion and should be wiped out?  niallmac   Sep-18-06 08:52 PM   #7 
  - That's an interesting question  lvx35   Sep-18-06 09:00 PM   #12 
     - Lets just teach our kids critical thinkiing, not just how to pass tests  niallmac   Sep-18-06 09:12 PM   #34 
        - That's why I'm so glad the dems are backing science in the platform  lvx35   Sep-18-06 09:19 PM   #39 
           - The problem here is...  Realityhack   Sep-19-06 09:29 PM   #55 
  - Islam is almost indistinguishable from Christianity or other sky religions  leftofthedial   Sep-18-06 08:56 PM   #8 
  - Its the right idea, but it gets messed up.  lvx35   Sep-18-06 08:56 PM   #9 
  - Great Book to read.. Short and too the point....  WCGreen   Sep-18-06 08:56 PM   #10 
  - Geez. Pretty leading questions. No comment.  pinto   Sep-18-06 08:57 PM   #11 
  - Reminds me of the "what is torture" post from the other night  me b zola   Sep-18-06 09:04 PM   #23 
  - I do not think that you can "wipe out"........  rubberducky   Sep-18-06 09:00 PM   #13 
  - I don't fancy ANY desert death cult (C, I, J)  Opusnone   Sep-18-06 09:01 PM   #16 
  - Hi Mystique. How Bout You Start Us Off. What Are Your Views On It?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-18-06 09:01 PM   #17 
  - it is a wisdom tradition  mdmc   Sep-18-06 09:02 PM   #18 
  - .....  mystique   Sep-18-06 09:02 PM   #19 
     - Zoroastrians  bbinacan   Sep-18-06 09:10 PM   #33 
     - "leave them to their own brutality "  lvx35   Sep-18-06 09:13 PM   #35 
     - I'm not following  mdmc   Sep-20-06 08:22 PM   #58 
  - Welcome to DU, mystique!  Orrex   Sep-18-06 09:02 PM   #20 
  - I doubt that many Christians would want to be all lumped together  Marr   Sep-18-06 09:02 PM   #21 
  - What do you think of fundamentalists - Muslim, Christian, Jewish, etc.?  notsodumbhillbilly   Sep-18-06 09:06 PM   #24 
  - I believe that real islam is a peaceful religion.  YellowRubberDuckie   Sep-18-06 09:06 PM   #25 
  - I don't know about Islam  DoYouEverWonder   Sep-18-06 09:06 PM   #27 
  - Yeah, that can't be said enough...  lvx35   Sep-18-06 09:09 PM   #31 
  - I'll answer yours if you answer mine first:  me b zola   Sep-18-06 09:08 PM   #29 
  - Whatever the problems of Islam are,  Jed Dilligan   Sep-18-06 09:14 PM   #36 
  - I'm curious:  lvx35   Sep-18-06 09:23 PM   #40 
     - It would help  Jed Dilligan   Sep-18-06 09:28 PM   #42 
        - Its something we can all get behind though.  lvx35   Sep-18-06 09:43 PM   #47 
  - My 2 cents on religion  proud patriot   Sep-18-06 09:19 PM   #38 
  - Number one "they" don't "treat women" - different cultures all over the  Kali   Sep-18-06 09:30 PM   #43 
  - I have no use for any organized religion. Islam or otherwise. n/t  donco6   Sep-18-06 09:32 PM   #44 
  - Do you have any friends that are Muslim?  sparosnare   Sep-18-06 09:38 PM   #45 
  - "Wiped out?" You're talking about hundreds of millions of people  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-18-06 09:57 PM   #49 
  - My take is that a great majority of Muslims are as inspired toward  Old Crusoe   Sep-18-06 10:33 PM   #50 
  - The Islamic world saved science while Europe wallowed in darkness.  struggle4progress   Sep-18-06 11:18 PM   #51 
  - Am I being too literal? I see Islam as a collection of people.  Random_Australian   Sep-19-06 01:46 AM   #52 
  - I personally think Islam is nonsensical and idiotic.  Evoman   Sep-19-06 02:19 AM   #53 
  - There are many Islams, just like there are many Xianities.  igil   Sep-20-06 02:57 PM   #56 
  - The treatment of women  JerseygirlCT   Sep-20-06 03:14 PM   #57 
 

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