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Samer: Accepting Biblical facts

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Submitted by Viking Woman (Kuwait), May 7, 2008 at 03:22

Samer, Christians do not hate other sects.

In the U.S. we accept all sects of Christianity and their right to worship in their own churches.

Also, for the Pope to accept Mohammad as a Prophet ----it was never a pre-requisite for the Vatican or Rome to expect other religions to accept Catholic dogma to allow them places of worship.

The Pope has never demanded that Muslims accept Christian tenets or dogma to be allowed to worship in Rome. What if the Pope demanded the Muslims admit that Jesus was crucified, and not some other man? He would then have to retract the statements of Mary the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene who were eye witnesses.

For the Pope to accept Islamic beliefs and dogma, it would require calling many peope in the Bible, Mary the mother of Jesus, for one, liars, or suffering from severe vision loss. DId she not recognize her son, or was she hallucinating? How can anyone possibly say Mary (Maryam) is a liar, when she was a saintly woman who gave birth to Jesus?

Would Muslims in the West accept not having Mosques to worship in based on the fact that Christians do not accept their religion? I believe it all boils down to "reciprocation" and accepting each others right to worship.

At the end of the day, there are many Christians in the Middle East, working to improve the countries. Many work there at slave wages to clean, cook and take care of Arab Muslim children. Surely, if you can allow and hire these Christians to tend to your home, and your children they cannot be evil people, and deserve the right to worship.

How many Christian servants from India, Goa and the Phillipines are helping to raise generations of Muslim children? Thousands upon thousands. How many Muslim servants are in the West working as domestic servants? All the Christian employers of servants in the U.S. that I know of hire Christian servants, and wouldn't consider hiring a Muslim to tend to their children, and pay a hefty price for this luxury.

Perhaps we can just deport them all, and let the people in the Middle East build their infrastructures and run their homes by themselves. If the Middle Eastern countries were dependant upon their own labour, they would not have the issue of whether to allow Churches.

Let's be fair here.

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