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Submitted by John L Kelly (United States), Aug 14, 2002 at 09:01

Daniel, I agree with you completely. Islam will definitely be forced to change it's impractical ways, sooner rather than later. Those who disagree with you fail to note that both Judaism and Christianity went through the same period of militant expansionism. For the Jews, their only problem was the head-on collision with the Roman Empire. Christianity preceeded Islam by 700 years. All one has to do is go back the same amount of time and study Europe and the influence of Papal Rome. We Christians are nothing approaching our religiously zelous forefathers. I prefer to think positive about the future. As we act globally, these global problems will tend to straighten themselves out. Unfortunally, much of these changes will be violent. The 21th Century will definately be an interesting time. But make no mistake. Changes will occur, and for the better, as the world fragments and adopts the principles of Liberty, that have been fostered here in the United States. One hundred years from now, as our children's children watch the new century arrive, they will probably wonder what all the fuss was all about, while they plan their Lunar vacation.
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