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in response to reader comment: My dear Plato, Don't bring shame and the wrath of God on your own head

Submitted by donvan (United States), Nov 13, 2008 at 11:25

From your post, it appears that you are confused regarding your faith and belief in the Koran, and 'knowledge ' of the Koran. It is not possible to 'Know' that the Koran, or Bible, or any other document is "Holy". It may be holy to you, but that is simply your opinion. This "Knowledge" that a book must be accepted as holy always leads to intimidation and ,at times ,violence. The narrative in the Koran, to others , as with the bible, is no more holy than a paper novel or news paper. It is hostile to restrict others opinion simply because it may not comply with yours. This seems the root of the Mu'slam problem, an inability to tolerate others opinion and accept that all people have equal right to voice their views. If God speaks to you thru the Koran, then you are blessed. If he speaks to me thru some other book, then that is none of your affair.

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