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Giving Audience Does Not Necessarily Give Credence

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in response to reader comment: I could not care less about Amin and his standard Taliban Talking Points.

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 6, 2011 at 18:11

Waiting in silence for truth to be told is a poor way to have the truth told.

If some time is not taken to refute the mentality and mindset of certain individuals for whom truth is not an absolute but a dictated tenet of humanist logic such we find in Islam, then the contrast of absolute truth versus the tenet cannot be shown and it needs to be. I have taken on the Islamists of various sectors of Islam, not as others have for the sake of being argumentative, but to demonstrate that acceptable truth, the absolute kind found in the Holy Bible, is in such stark contrast to the mindset to those that would call Biblical truth unsupportable.

Islamist Muslims are evidently appearing on this site for a few reasons: first to ridicule the western mindset for its contravening attitude against Islam; then to espouse their religious tenets by which they have their own justifications for the actions of jihad of others, and maybe even themselves. It is a form of self legitimization. So be it. They are taking their opportunity: so have I.

Are any of the arguments being won? No, not really, for good reason…..as long as there are arguments, there are no agreements.

The arguments of the Muslims here are not really providing anything in the way of being socially productive. The tactic of arbitrarily recalling the horrendous actions of history's atrocities by the west (and conveniently omitting what they believe to be the validated actions of Islam against the west), whether valid or not, appears to provide some kind of solace that their version of circumstances can be used to justify the actions of Islam against the west and any other non-aligned entities. It is, of course, all vanity of humanist logic, something of which I was told by an Islamist is part of the religion of Islam. That was news to me.

So to engage in rhetoric about the validity of one perspective over another is seemingly a waste of time, but I am inclined to take up the task of providing Biblical truth when it is inappropriately quoted in error, and that is my typical reason to be so engaged with contravening the Muslim ideology.

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