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in response to reader comment: In order to be "Morally supeior," you fist have to have morals!

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Sep 18, 2006 at 16:32

Another aspect of radical Islam (or perhaps, just Islam?) seems to be that "morality" is externally imposed...It's all driven by threats (external agents), physical threats, or verbal insults. And, unlike Judaism, there's so little introspection or self examination (at least, I don't see it in Islam -- that is, where a person self-critiques or turns inward -- where is that in Islam?)

Rather, it seems that with Islam it's always pointing the finger at someone or something, making accusations (the finger pointing is seldom, if ever, pointed towards oneself -- it's always against some other person.) I think the tragedy is that if half as much Muslim effort were expended on, say, opposition to murderous suicide bombers as there has been against a quote from a pope, then maybe we'd all live in a much safer, better world... but, I know, I'm asking far too much from the "religion of peace!"

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