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"Reformation" impossible for Islam

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Jan 25, 2008 at 00:20

The "rule book" of Islam, the Qur'an, Hadith, etc., lends itself toward perpetuation of intolerance and ignorance. Paranoid behavior is completely not a surprise, given the sweeping condemnation and punishment on behalf of "believers" towards any belief independant, or outside, the strict rule book that is the Qur'an.

That approximately 1600 years ago, tribes chose to adhere to a totalitarian burgeoning religion is a reflection of the innate human desire to exploit and control others, and to resist personal accountability. To abscond from satisfaction of one's own accomplishents, independant of others, in exchange for easier and the more sociably acceptable, partaking of the "group" accomplishment. Which translates to less effort on your part. Of the more clever, using the movement to energize and invite the ignorant to hop aboard, at the small cost of handing inordinant, overwhelming power to the leaders.

"Tribes" have been around for thousands and thousands of years, it just so happens that certain "tribes" chose Muhammed, and his teachings, with the result we view today.

Other "tribes" chose to not join the bandwagon of totalitarian "my way or you pay" Isalm. Sure, Judeo-Christian history has some not-so-pretty events, but the Torah and/or the Bible in and of itself never dictated to it's followers the responsibility of religious dictatorship. Islam, via the Qur'an, does.

The religious dictatorship of Islam. The millenial adherance to this dogma has left lots of room for insane backward rationalization, and it will NEVER experience "reformation". There is nothing to "reform" to. Just ask former Muslims.


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