To Janus - would you mind...
Submitted by Michel (United States), Mar 19, 2007 at 21:09
stating for the record and Noah's sake, that it is actually possible to have an intelligent, passionate, yet always respectful and often humorous conversation with this Kumbajah?
I am sorry to state that I have not too much time anymore to type 2000 words each and still get misunderstood, misquoted and misread.
Also - I feel the discussion in the meantime kind of goes in circles and it's time to move it to the next level in order to progess somewhere.
Why not take advantage of the technology we have at our disposal and actually get a real discussion going?
Sorry Noah, I suffer from ADD and can't offer any proof, but a promise that you, as Janus and myself, will not be disappointed and walk away with a positive experience. I mentioned it in the beginning - the written standalone word is so limited and also dangerous, as it so easily can be interpreted the wrong way.
Janus initally, based upon his posts came across as almost as harsh as you in his qualifications of Islam.
Apart from the time savings, my personal motivation is to get the acid out of the debate, the personal stingers. A real conversation between professionals usually leads to exactly that. Is a lot of fun really.
I also think that you guys should be quick-witted enough to handle the challenge of a realtime discussion.
The nice thing is that several people could chat during the same conference. I'd love to see MM, you, Janus, Plato and maybe even Dhimmi in the same virtual round table...isn't there a slither of curiosity to find out if all these lables are correct or not? For myself, hell yes , I am curious to find out....
But hey - it's just an offer. Your call, if you want to continue to play with time delayed paper planes... no offense to the wonderful world of the written word intended.
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