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Moderates just waiting to become radical.

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Submitted by Dale Ehrgott (United States), Oct 12, 2005 at 19:44

Trying to seperate a moderate from a fanatical is kind of like differentiating a seed from a sprout. Today they may be seeds and so they wont want to kill us, but look away for a day or two and some of the seeds will sprout. ... When they become a certain percentage of the population their tolerance for others disappears, typically in a manner that involves spilling blood. I have no fear of being blown up by Hindus or Buddhists or Christians, or even the most fundamental Baptist. However, I think that there is a very healthy caution of being around a bunch of muslims and them knowing that you have some other belief system, especially in some countries. Time and science are proving more and more of the bible as facts. The koran does not stand up to the same scrutiny, in fact you can get attacked physically or legally or worse in some places just for pointing this out. I just do not understand how someone who is searching for the truth and wisdom can become so mired and trapped by this false doctrine, especially in a free country where we have access to research tools such as the internet. ...
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