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who says if Bashir is right or wrong - who is the arbiter of a person's truth????

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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Oct 23, 2008 at 22:52

You see Mr. Williams, you being an ex-Christian who has adopted the Muslim belief system as a misguided way to experience 'truth', have a job on your hands don't you?

Bashir won't believe you - as you're not really as much as a Muslim as he is. After all - you were one of the seriously 'misguided' ones weren't you? So who are you to tell him his interpretation is incorrect - and you - a product of the Infidel's society - are correct??? You can both find verses in the Koran to justify your viewpoints. And you could both find 'higher' authorities who would justify them.

And you don't have just Bashir to contend with - you have to change the opinions of all Muslims who think like Bashir does. What are you going to do - start a Reformists movement? And what better place to do that than the heart of the Muslim world - Saud Arabia? So why not move there and spread the good news about what Mohammed really meant.? After all - you know what he really meant don't you? Do you think you could do that? Or do you realise that you'd be squashed by the powers that be in Saudi Arabia - who will not allow any revision or reinterpretation of the ideology.

(While I'm at it , what are your thoughts on the legally encoded statutes against apostasy and other so-called crimes in Iran and other countries? You think execution and stoning to death is a little harsh right? But they'd say that's just because of your soft , turn-the-other-cheek Christian upbringing wouldn't they? And who are you to diagree with these learned and exalted Imams who permit these laws and encourage them to be drafted? They'd patronise you and say 'you are blnd my son, you are not filled with the wisdom to see things clearly...' or some such drivel no doubt. )

Continuing, there are many other Muslims - living in the West even, who would agree with Bashir - I have met some of these even in my own country.

These guys gave me the lowdown on some of their beliefs which to me are absurd - like stepping into a toilet with their left foot - and stepping out with their right foot, shaving their pubic hair and other equally bizarre superstitions.

So if this has become part of your search for truth - then good luck to you.

But , don't give up ,keep searching, but don't look outside for an external 'Allah' . The Truth is inside you.

But if you wish to stubbornly stick with the Muslim gig - never forget - you always have to ask yourself (silently, to yourself so no one else knows if need be) 'what if I'm wrong ?'

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