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Submitted by donvan (United States), Jul 23, 2007 at 16:40

one must make choices. Normally, one observes the cause and effect, and makes a judgement based on the known and observed. The canon of Islam ,non reformed in its raw form, clearly promotes,advocates,encourages even demands that the ideology be expanded by violence. As a religious ethos, entre' to paradise requires a violent act. This dogma, unreformed as it is, cannot be sustained within civilization as we have come to define the term. While the US does use violence as a tool in defense of national interests, and there is violence in American society, it is not, to a rational mind, the policy of the government. Nor is the dogma of the majority religion ,Christianity. past errors notwithstanding, the sweep of history clearly indicates that the religion created by Jesus of Nazereth does not advocate violence, and in fact teaches against it as a sin. No such ethos is evidenced in the pattern or practice of behavior in Islamic nations. This is hardly a sematic nuance. This is the foundational dogma of the belief systems. The only real solution is a "Reformation" of the composite of Islam, with the goal of reforming the violent canon with an "Islam lite". With the rejection of violence, tolerence of other religions, and a respect for individual liberties.

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