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Submitted by donvan (United States), Oct 18, 2007 at 14:38

Dr Pipes is convinced, based on many years of study and research, that "Islam" and those who have internalized the mythology, are capable of discernment and nuance, revision and interpretation , rationalzation and compromise in order to achieve a mild,non violent,egalitarian mythology. This is a worthy effort by a respected intellectual. It is a positive and benevolent approach to try and quell the mass mania we see presented by the practioneers. Perhaps Dr Pipes is correct.

But at the end of the day, we are still obligated to accept a mythology which has, at its core, the taking of human life in order to be in the presence of the diety in 'paradise'. Neither faith, submission, or good works will get you into the presence of Lah, only t those who kill or are killed in his service can gain access to paradise. This foundational precept of the mythology is not about to compromise.

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