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Y do ppl try to teach others about religions they don't follow?

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Submitted by Abdul Rahman Reijerink (Australia), May 24, 2006 at 11:05

So many comments here are from "well meaning " Muslims teaching christians what they believe, or vice cersa, yet expressing enormous ignorance about the issues they discuss.

Ahmed Didat has a lot to answer for with his chauvinistic interpretations of Christian texts. The Qur'an is the direct speech of Allah, how we examine and interpret it follows different rules to how Christians explain and perform exegesis of their texts. All this talk about "which version" of the bible do you believe in is foolish. The bway that Christians explain the "inspiration" of their texts explains many of the so called problems that Muslim supremacists have with it in their foolish attempts to convince Christians of the errors of their ways, attempts that fail because they don't understand how the audience thinks or what they truly believe.

Christians trying to tell me I worship Lucifer or the moon!!! really this is just laughable. If I say I worship the creator of all that exists, and you call that the Triune god, then claiming they are different deities is semantics. Yes there are differences in the way we percieve the creator, but we must admit that when we say that this is what our deity is, them we must respect these assertions. foolish arguements to the contrary do noone any credit.

I was born into a Christian family, chose atheism and through that experience, Islam. I study Christian theology at university in a Christian establishment (ie taught by christians not self appointed non-believing experts like most religious studies courses have) so I feel competent to make these comments that bridge our faiths.

Ultimately, is the creator pleased with us when we slander each other this way? Does our faith increase through ugly and ignorant words to followers of other faiths? Is the creator in need of our partisan struggles? I suggest much of the energy expended here would be better spent studying what we claim to follow and then putting it into practise.

May Allah/God/Yaweh... the one true deity bless us all and grant us guidance, forgiveness of sins and increase us in knowledge.

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