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charles, we all know what to do

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in response to reader comment: Julie - you define the problem, but give no suggestion of any solution

Submitted by susan (Italy), Dec 10, 2006 at 09:38

the problem is that we have been taught that thinking some things is wrong...

"With freedom of expression, one can only hope that even Muslims may one day collectively decide that improving their quality of life, in this life, is not necessarily inconsistent with longing for Paradise. With no opportunity to be exposed to different ideas, there can be no change. Unfortunately, there is no freedom without a willingness to fight for it. If democracy is not feasible, what is a possible solution? Are we all doomed to be overtaken by the barbarians, as happened to Rome?"

I might correct you here. The barbarians that invaded rome were much more civilized than the muslims, so much that the longboards in north italy for example, gave birth to a very hard working kind of people that are still today the motor of italy.

The so called "barbarians" were extremely quick in taking what was good of the greek-roman civilization and make it their own and learn and study and appreciate what they had found, the total opposite of what the muslims are doing.

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