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Mr Chamberlain-san

Reader comment on item: Swiss Minarets and European Islam
in response to reader comment: Religious Tolerance

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kafiristan (Australia), Jan 11, 2010 at 22:31

SkyHigh writes:

"If, as you said, Islam abases other religions, then Islamites should learn to be tolerant of other religions"

what a nice little platitude. OK - how to bring that about.

"....Yet there are countries, including Japan, where Islamites/Christians/Buddhists/atheists co-exist."

You are stating the obvious here, though I should point out in case you haven't realise - Japan is virtually a monoculture with a very small percentage of Muslims.

"The most important thing is NEVER TO RANK RELIGIONS/BELIEFS. "

Islam itself - ranks itself as supreme among all religions - so where does that leave your argument??

http://www.islam-watch.org/Misr/Muslim-Best-People-in-Allah-Eyes.htm

That is, Buddhism is not better than Islam, and vice versa: They are all equal."

That is an absurd proposition. Is Scientology equal to Shinto? You really think all religions are equal? How do you measure awareness? It's lack is obvious. The most useful yardstick you could use would be the outcome of various practices in societies and the health (on all levels) of their followers.

"Every religion, except for cults that pose danger to society, should be respected."

And what if Islam was just a cult - albeit with a very large following of mostly uneducated followers?

".Thus I disapprove of recent anti-Islam attitude."

Good for you - you have the right to make that statement

" Of course, I would equally disapprove of anti-Christianity, anti-Buddhism, and anti-atheism. Everyone should be free to believe in what s/he thinks is right.

Well I suggest you need to do a good deal more research and see what Islam thinks of those religions you have just mentioned.

"What I am against is to claim that Islam in particular is more dangerous than other religions and therefore should be condemned. "

But what if it were true? Then that would make you either willfully ignorant - or an apologist who forsakes honesty for political expediency. Peace in our time , peace at any price?

"Also, especially in religious matters, we must not confuse coincidence with a causal relation."

We must also refuse to disbelieve that there could be a connection

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