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Reader comment on item: [The Issue of Compulsion in Religion:] Islam is What Its Followers Make of It

Submitted by kc (India), Nov 17, 2007 at 09:54

Hi all,

This forum seems to have become a battleground, and that too in the name of religion a.l.a 'Crusades Part 2'.

I am a Hindu, and apart from having Hindu friends, I have a lot of Muslim friends too. And through them i know something about Islam. I also know quite a lot about Hinduism, since religion is one of my fav topics, and (of course) since it's my religion.

There are a lot of good and positive things being told by both the religions. Sadly, no one seems to talk about the positives here and (i guess) much less follow them. And regarding Lord Rama, all that i would like to tell the person who wrote derogatory comments about him is that, you cannot really apreciate the context of it all ,untill and unless u know hinduism and have been practicing it for some time. It is based on a lot of nuances of Hinduism of which you are not likely to know since you are not a Hindu. It is for the same reason that i donot comment on Islamic issues because i am not a muslim and i would'nt know the reasons or nuances or have any insights into why a particular incident occured.

Between Hinduism and Islam there are differences, but there are a lot of similarities as well. I hope good points are discussed here instead of posting slanderous remarks on each other's religion.

I appeal to all my Hindu and Muslim brothers and sisters to stop criticizing each other's religion and concentrate more on improving their souls(based on their respective faiths or whatever faith they subscribe to, because all the religions of the world are inherently good), because trust me, one life time is very short to become a truly good person. So given this opportunity to be good by God, hopefuly we would become better souls.

Peace and love to all!

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