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We all lie to ourself

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Submitted by Lady (Indonesia), Nov 9, 2009 at 06:18

When such this problem happened, in the past, there were some discussions, on how we all of us try very hard to NOT mention the origine of the problem. That the core of the problem basically is in the religion itself. When people devoted to islam means they all may study islam without allowing themself to do any critical thinking. Why they do not do that? I guess because the clerical system play role as a king of an absolute kingdom in the religion. They all sometimes forget those clerics who hold absolute power (to produce fatwa's) are only human.

I guess to face such problem, there is no way out except encourage moderate muslim who believe in living in tolerant and peacefull life among different faith community, to encounter such people or clerical system with critical thinking. This what we do not see very often. It seems even intelectuals hesitate to do so. Even if they do, they will labelled as less faith then the fanatic.

Let we see the example, the Mohamad cartoon in Sweden, enraged most muslims community in the world, while at the same time there was also a movie clip of Jesus dancing on the street speraded on the internet. We do not see intelectuals muslims encountered the rage of muslims community, by saying that is only cartoon.. or explain to their community, that they must respect free of expression which is nothing to do with insulting religion. Do we hear that? Noooo... While nobody care about the movie clip of Jesus roaming on the street naked???

So, the only way to face this fanatics who glorified death to defend their religion is only the rise of moderate tolerant muslims to have critical thinking of their own fanatics. Do we see that? Noooo.. In the other words, peace of life among different faith will never be achieved as long as there are muslims around due to the lackness of muslim intelectual not clearly put their barrier between the fanatic and the tolerant.

Look at Hassan Nidal, supervisially he is very moderate with intelectual capability h egain from school and community. What happened when he realized that he must encountered the fanatic in Afghanistan (his USA country enemy)? He is sided with those fanatic.. Means he is a sleeper who anytime can use his religion cause to kill others!!!!

Wake up USA!!!!

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