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Open response to "Leila's" hurt feelings

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Submitted by Diana Nielsen (United States), Jan 23, 2004 at 15:54

My dear,

I am amazed you found this website instead of one of the many tens of thousands of websites placed on the Internet by Muslims wherein Muslims call Judaism (Jews) very evil and Christianity (Christians) evil, where they are called tellers of lies, and tell everyone who goes to their website that their own religion is far superior (of course they then try to prove it and end up tellling many lies or talk about things of which they have very little understanding). Is this not for the Creator, to decide NOT man?

Do you also complain about how especially Jews feeling may be hurt by what is written in the Islamic religious books? Or do you complain when you hear Muslims say things which may hurt the feelings of Christians? I hope so. However, unless you live in a free country, expressing your opinion can get you jailed, tortured or killed so be careful.

Frankly, I do not even necessarily believe you are the age you state as this type of thing is a well known ruse which has been used by Muslims to get people to shut up and not say anything about what they think is negative about the religion of Islam.

We will not be quiet about what we think of the religion of Islamism because there are so many people across the world who are being murdered using the name of Islam as an excuse for these crimes.

Most Christians and Jews believe every one has a right to speak their mind about what they think is the truth whether or not it hurts the feelings of another. Both parties are free to make their "case" or argument as to the truth.

In case you are the age you claim to be. We have rules and laws in free lands that punish people who would physically harm another who presented no physical threat to them.

People in free lands, with little exception, have a right to say whatever they wish about whatever they believe regardless of whether it hurts the feelings of others. That is the way it is (and hopefully will always be) and we like it this way because it keeps people from imposing views and laws upon others upon us that we do not like.

You must grow a thicker "skin", my dear. Your "feelings" can only be hurt if you CHOOSE to have them hurt. I myself believe the fundamentalist religion of Islam as practiced today is not good and is used for much evil across the globe. However, that does not mean I believe you are evil. I have to say, I also believe this about some other religions I won't name as well. I would believe you or any other person was "evil" only if you or another person DID "evil" things so be not afraid and trust in your God and yourself.
Be good and do no harm to others and you have nothing to fear.
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