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Submitted by B. Williame (Belgium), Apr 4, 2008 at 11:09

Ahmad,

first of all, thanks for your invitation.

I didn't say it was but only muslims fault as I do think you can't blame the actions of a pop. of 2000 years ago on people living now. Unless they still live by the same standards and ideals. But I can be mistaken in it... do Muslims still follow the sharia law? Your answer can perhaps clear up this thing first.

but as you said:

" Lets try to move this discussion into a different direction.

What can BOTH the west and the muslim world do to improve the world we live in? I will start with one suggestion and then we can take it from there. Lets look at the things we have in common.Beleif in one god that is god of Abraham, Moses..etc. Beleif that all prophets had one message.Worship thy god.The prophets are only messengers with a message.These messages come from one source. I am waiting your response to see if we can go down this path."

thanks,

Ahmad'

What I could need to explain is why you first suggest to talk about actions and then start comparing?

I think we have a common belief dat we belief in the existence of a supreme being. Muslims call it Allah(Pbuh) Christians call it by default God, etc... Most prophets had the message worship thy God, but for example Buddha, who also was a mize man and had many followers (could have been a prophet)

Didn't ask to worship 1 god, but did ask all to improve oneself to a more ellevated level.

Allmost all these prophets did say their message came from their god. I agee on that one.

But that it came form 1 source? I'm not sure... Would the source, if one and the same, not want them to be called by all of them with 1 and the same nam(es)?

Because I deem it possible that some people might call them selves prophets and claim their words come from some divine power but in fact them residing in a lunatic-house gives them less credibility.

Indian-americans always thought insane men were holy men.

Did Arabs in the days of Muhammed, allready have facilities for those who wheren't sane? I think not.

Nor did I think jews had those in the days of Jesus... Still there where documented miracles connected to the Christian faith not so long ago, where there any benevolent miracles amongst the Islamic people this past 5 centuries? I honestly don't know.

As you can see by my response I respond in a way compared to what I respond to.

I use laughter when it seems a joke.

I'm responding properly to a proper question. (though my english still needs perfecting)

I hope that one day. the East and West come to a clear understanding of live and let live.

If a muslim says Allah, and a christian feels like sculpting they both let the other do...

So what can both do? Make a clear territorial boundary perhaps? this side to christians, this side to Jews, this side to Muslims, etc... each side according to their current real population. This doesn't have to be a straight line. And if any one wants to be of a certain religion, they should move to the closest correct country of their religion. but there is a problem with that... Perhaps you can give a possible solution for it.

Christianity, Jews, etc... are not into worldy matter, like rulers... though there are churches and some structure... they hold no real wordly power... but muslims do. They some how seem to own entire countries... so If my idea should have to work, Jews and Buddhists should need to find a person like to pope to lead there countrys... I don't know it that would ever be possible.

I'm curious about your response as well,

Regards

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