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My dear Sophie

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in response to reader comment: Mafish Maschara Seamus MacNemi

Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jun 22, 2007 at 04:14

One could hardly call you fundamentalists in any matter since you lack even the basic fundamentals of civil discourse. There is a different side other than the one you see and it does not mean a surrender to tyrrany. Nobody is hinting or even suggesting that you convert to Islam. And we certainly wouldn't want you to succumb to the ritual foolishness of Sharia. I myself despise such notions and I have little use for Imams or Priests in any event.

I beg to disagree with your idea that this has nothing to do with Muslims, Christians and Jews. The whole matter is a conflict of understandings that is basic to the differing cultures involved. What's needed is the uncovering or discovery of a common language and ground for our dealings with one another. That language does not yet exist in our public lexicon and so we have a world on the brink of war. A war that we might not survive.

the Lady Angela and I share a common vision:

There is ONE sky above--ONE earth beneath our feet--ONE sea of air surrounding--Humanity is ONE kind upon the face of the earth---and there is ONE law which governs the affairs of all men

The "GREAT LAW" is based upon the principle of reciprocity,: Everything in life is an exchange of values for the enhancement and continuation of life" anything which does not contribute positively to the enhancement and continuation of life is of no use to anyone. This is about as simply as I can put it and I hope you will now understand me.

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