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Superstition, paranoia, or blind obediance? Or all?

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Feb 25, 2008 at 02:05

Hello Mansoor,

Your last sentence caused me to wonder about what I have a hunch is some evil-spirit association that in your mind, you are kindly trying to warn us non-Muslims about. That dogs, ostensibly fantastically helpful to humankind, along with this bring a force of "evil" that is something to beware of, and indeed this "evil" quite possibly negates anything positive dogs have to offer.

It is amazing to me through reading, researching Islam how much Islam tries to adopt, copy and then twist not a few teachings revealed in the Bible.

You know what the difference is? The Bible answers every question, anticipates and explains every conflict, reveals to anyone who desires Truth, PERFECT, COMPLETE lucidity and logic.

Nothing in the Bible is illogical. Believing dogs are "filthy" is.

For reasons yet, I was priveledged to study the Bible for over thirty years under a Pastor who was a scholar of the original Greek and Hebrew, through which detailed accurate information is availiable, as well as high-profile doctrines such as salvation.

Again, your kindness in trying to convey a somewhat unsure idea of the "danger of dogs" is appreciated. But the true "test" is choice - rely on God based on the perfect, implicit logical information contained in the Word, the Bible; this never leaves one guessing, and APPLICATION of the Bible is as easy today as it was 2000 years ago, before the completed cannon of scripture. It is equally effective and logical in it's application today.

Or "choose" to adhere to another "god", one who's ideology is increasingly outdated and at best, in the moden world, unable to be applied, and at worst, proven to be false.

Where "dogs are filthy" is not substantiated, is not logical, does not contain logic at all, it only serves to continue blind obediance and belief, and superstition, and quite possibly paranoia on behalf of the Muslim religion, because ONE dog supposedly had the power over Gabriel.

A tool of a totalitarian dictator, to whom "freedom" is anathema. Not for your protection, Mansoor. For your enslavement.

Please stand back, Mansoor, and try to have an objective viewpoint. Would God require adhearance to such an illogical, unsubstantiated......."dogma"?

Submitting....

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