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What "The freedom" Means

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Submitted by Angel (Indonesia), Feb 24, 2009 at 08:35

Sometimes we talk about superficial threat of the differences of way of life in each religion, which is nothing to do with the core of the threat for human kind at all.

Sometimes we only see that we do not want to follow a dress code of islam, or the restriction of food consumption, or how the community of muslim always tend to try to polarize themself as the community who having the most privilage people given by ONLY GOD. These kind of differences easely can be seen just as the differences of way of life. But on top of all of these, there is a very serious threat we can see, that this islamist way of life, even written in script for not free to even tolerate to others who are not in the same boat, in the end this intolerant way of life, will only kill human innovation.

Innovation is a very essential tool for human kind to evolve, through science in many aspects including humanity science. So far, agree or not, after christianity changed itself to give themself a chance to evolve, to allow human to have a "free mind" as a seed of evolution, through freedom of speech, equality, human right and democracy. In that stage, we can see how science flourished to enrich human kind. Then can we imagine, what happening if these kind of human achievement in freedom matter (speach, equality, human right and democracy) will be demolished on behalf of "INTOLERANT" to others just because they believe God does not want it. Then we. human will have a status quo when there is no chance to evolve.

In islamism, there is lackness of freedom of speech, which nobody allow to question about Quran or it interpretation. There is no equality between man and woman, as woman seems to be put in a position to have lower power then man. There is no human right to give human to have free of thinking to evaluate the past for the better, when non muslims are put below then muslims themself and not allow to critize the islam way of life, even dead pinalty for critizing the Quran. There is no democracy at all, as everything and everybody without exemption must follow the scripts which was written in a book called Quran, which nobody allow to critize. Then what we expect?

The worse is, there is massive islamist community in this earth defending such way of life as written in the script of Quran, to systimatically eliminate the others with all ways possible. Then what we expect? Can we expect this kind of islamist way of life brings peace in the place where they now reside? Particularly when there is massive human movement from where islam exist in Middle East to others places around the globe. Can we expect that there is peace in the region with multicultural melting pot places? I do not think so!!!

The only way to have better vision for the world to be peacefull, is to force the islamist to change themself as what christian did after dark age, to allo wthem to have free mind with critical view toward their way of life sources which is Quran. Then they can trully, peacefully can melting together with others who are different with them, in the same boat what we called Earth in peacefull manner.

My question is, will islamists allow other people who have different beliefs and free thinking stay in the same boat, and treat each other equally? I do not know!!!!

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