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in response to reader comment: Pope loses his respect by passing foolish remarks on prophet Peace be upon him

Submitted by Michael (United States), Sep 17, 2006 at 12:45

Telling the truth is respectful, and I respect Benedict for doing so. He has my respect and continues to earn even greater respect from me. Lying, like is acceptable in Islam carries no honor. (Watch, some Muslim will lie and claim they tell the truth). Muslims try to get respect by demanding it (threats of intimidation including death), instead of earning respect.

I must admit though that this is their only hope for respect... as for a Muslim earning real respect from a God fearing person is not possible, so demanding and threatening is their only method of hope to spread Islam. We respect you as a human being. For those in Islam who don't really follow it, but seek to worship the true God, we respect them as well. They are welcome to become a Christian anytime. Note that we won't behead you if you don't... it's your choice. Jesus simply told us that if they don't listen, simply walk away (shaking the dust from your shoes in protest against them). Islam is for those who are ignorant of truth, blind, or want to find a place to attempt to justify their hatred. Any person seeking the true God and God's true word recognizes that Islam promotes neither. Islam is another avenue of the evil one, just like Naziism. Note the similarities. The stream of love from the true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob engenders fruitful branches of love and truth not found in Naziism or Islam.

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