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The difference between practicing and preaching

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Submitted by Farzeed (Pakistan), Sep 24, 2003 at 19:53

Islam is the only religion being practiced in its entirety today and you would have to concede that this scares a lot of people.
What we want now is sex, drugs, booze, the works. Islam doesn't allow you that and its scary that some Muslims actually care that it doesn't.
Do Christians care anymore, do jews, do any of the followers of 'modernised' religions care what their religion says? Is there a 'Do' or 'Do Not' list being following to any extent by everyone else?
Before anyone misunderstands, I am not talking about the religions, but the followers.
This is not about Islam, this is not about what Islam says, wants you to believe in, the nature of God or any of that.
This is about how Muslims are expected to act in a world that has grown beyond religious beliefs. Blasphemy is no crime, drinking isnt, homosexuality isnt, hell, sleeping with one's own sister isn't.
Some Muslim's cannot stomach all that. The world wants them to change, Some Muslims are still naive enough to believe God actually meant what he asked them to do.
The rest of the world has just grown up, or maybe they know God better.
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