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Guys, calm down, try to think before judging...

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Submitted by Just a Christian looking at the whole mess (United States), May 1, 2003 at 06:41

Guys, I'm also a Christian that was doing some research on islam when I came accross that website. First of, I'm against FANATISM and everything that goes with it...HOWEVER, before condemming the whole muslim world, I invite my fellow Christians to actually read the bible and realize that it also contains a lot of hate, violence and inferiorisation of women etc...And for the more open-minded ones, I mean those who can understand and intellectually interpret readings, they should read the Koran as well. They will realize that it's not that different from the bible in its teachings. It's really not what the Christian world thinks it is. I used to think that Islam was a very bad religion before I learned about it deeply. It's really not what I thought it was. I found out that it was really a religion about peace, submission to God, living righteousness, loving your fellow man etc... I agree, some verses contain some instigation to violence, but so does the bible (especially in the old testament). It's all about knowing the whole historical context those holy books were written in. It's all about not misinterpreting those holy books. We live in a time where there shouldn't be any violence and hate, so please, it starts with us. It's the same God we are all praying to, you know. My fellow Christians and muslims brothers, do what Jesus, the messiah (AS IT SAYS IN BOTH THE BIBLE AND THE KORAN) would have done in that particular situation...Don't hate, try to understand first. And Forbid violence!!!
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