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Judeo-Chrisitianity is just as bad

Reader comment on item: Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth?
in response to reader comment: Islam can change

Submitted by Charles Ripley (United States), Dec 30, 2009 at 19:02

Maybe it is not possible for moderate Muslims to exist this week, or this month, or even in my lifetime. But, I'm pretty sure it's not impossible for Islam to lay off the infidel-killing jihadist nonsense. For those of you who quote all of the killing authorized in the Quoran, just remember that the Bible has many, many, many equivalents. According to the Bible, Christians must kill falls prophets, nonbelievers and worshiper who have been turned away from the Lord, even their own brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers.

But, somehow Christianity moved on from those archaic concepts and now the Christian God is a god of Love. Every religion has its fundamentalist nut jobs (I'm thinking Mormons here) and those who cast off central tenants to embrace a peaceful and even welcoming approach to non-believers. As an atheist, I have to imagine that secular humanism can prevail even within the Islamic world and, some day, mainstream Muslims will enjoy the benefits of religious liberty.


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