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"All religions – indeed, all human creations – change over time"

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Submitted by Peter (United States), May 12, 2017 at 13:29

Doesn't this sentence perhaps reveal the flaw in the logic of your assertion that "radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution"?

If religions are NOT human creations, but something that (as the Scriptures of all three monotheistic religions claim not only about themselves, but even about each other) are revealed by unchanging supernatural beings, then isn't it possibly that, for example, jihadism will always account for about 15% of Islam?

Note: I do not necessarily say that with all three of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the self-directed and mutual claims are that the supernatural being in question is God. That depends on who is making the claim about which religion. Nor do I say that ALL the claims are true, or ALL false...


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