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Bigotry in the name of religion

Reader comment on item: Salman Rushdie and British Backbone
in response to reader comment: To David: Rightly said Treat people the way you would want to be treated.

Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Jul 1, 2007 at 05:27

Hello Syed:

You have spoken well, but you didn't comment on the heinousness meted out by those who call themselves Muslim, upon those who do not call themselves Muslim.

As long as a caste system is enforced by those who desire to be on top, this is not the best exhibit of the good that the human race is capable of.

For, there have to be tangible exhibits of the reality that there is one God. One is, God honours those who honour him. This was true when Adam was created, and it is true today.

So, Syed, how does one, on his or her own, treat those in the way you would want to be treated? Isn't it necessary for more than just a person on his, or her, own, to accomplish this more than some of the time?

In other words, Syed, doesn't this speak to the oldest face of history, namely the relationship each person has with the Almighty, as written about by various personages, chief among them: Martin Buber, Nikolai Berdyaev, Paul Tillich & Jacques Maritain.


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