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In answer to Fresh re: Islam and Atheism

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Submitted by Debbie (Thailand), Jan 19, 2008 at 00:09

Dear Fresh,

You posted a response to my earlier posts and asked me a question, drew your own conclusion about me, then signed off. I guess that is what these webboards are all about. Hmm.

I know that to be and atheist and to be Islam are 2 completely different things. I am guessing that you either are from an Islamic background or have had great exposure to that culture. My comment was simply regarding the way that Obama was raised: A father from an Islamic background who later was an atheist. His mother was from a non religious/Christian background. BELIEVE ME, I know that Muslims are NOT atheists. As I have earlier stated, I have lived the majority of the past 26 years in non Christian societies.

My point was obviously lost on you. I was commenting that I valued Obama's conscious decision to follow the way of Christ. I am horrified that so many people are willing to discard his profession of faith because at earlier times in his life he walked a different path and was exposed to other ways of though. That's all.

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