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Agree To Disagree

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Dec 22, 2008 at 19:36


Whether it changes your mind or not, it might be a good idea for the sake of completeness to learn what the standard Jewish interpretation is. Since I'm not a Grammarian, I can't help you with how that part fits, though it does, indeed. I myself can only refer you to what Rashi, recognized as a premier authority in Hebrew Grammar, has to say. Please follow up on that with Ask Moses, or Rabbi Singer, or another Orthodox Rabbi of your choice, if you want to get a deeper insight into our view.

As to agreeing to disagree, that's fine. And as to enjoying the discussion, I would have enjoyed the it more if I were more knowledgeable in the areas you are interested in.

Now, let's hope the majority of Muslims will some day be able to agree to disagree with us, as well, rather than getting violently defensive when they feel threatened by ideas they can't accept. There are some already, but no where near enough. And, since that seems to be explicitly forbidden by their law, I don't anticipate it being any too soon, or to be painless for either us or them.



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