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Caution When Talking About Islam

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Submitted by Lee Morgan (Indonesia), Apr 13, 2007 at 03:45

President Bush generated so much criticism and protests when he referred to Islam as Islamic Fascists. We (non-Muslims) need to be very careful in how we talk about such issues. Many readers will disagree with this and say you must tell the truth about Islam, and for some, that will be how terrible it is. Truth must be known, but if you tell it to someone in such a way that causes more harm than good, than why say it?

A good example for this would be a chat between a Christian and Athiest. The Christian says to the Athiest, "You're going to hell. I'm going to heaven." Understandibly that statement will cause the Athiest to express great dislike and even hate towards the Christian.
If your beliefs and ideals are blasted and discredited by someone what would you say and how would you act?

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