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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Extremist? A Muslim View

Submitted by Robert Wright (United States), Feb 9, 2006 at 01:37

All Abrahamic faiths, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have a faith that is rooted in hate and violence; their histories are filled with the rivers of blood that flowed from the bodies of murdered unbelievers. The love of Jesus that is taught to us as children quickly leaves us when we study the history of the early Church ...the crusades, the inquisitions, the jealous vengeful God of the Old testament compared to the "Loving and Forgiving God " of the New. All are very human takes on a concept that man has developed to explain all that he does not understand with the supernatural. So we create a God with human emotions and set about making laws and rules based on our environment and our culture at a given point in time …. And expect all other people to fall in line and be enlightened.

Over time these new faiths become political in nature and fracture into sects, each sect with a different take on the "Truth" Then wars are needed to bring the other sects either back together or to rid the world of heathens and unbelievers . Religion is the great evil, it separates us, divides us into political factions of self-righteous bigots bent on destroying what offends and scares us. I have to ask you both Christian and Muslim , would a God really need your support to punish the wicked ? If he was powerless to smite the hateful cartoonists himself …. One would have to wonder if that was a God that was truly worth our worship ? A caricature of Mohamed, a cross in urine … if your God leads you to murder for artistic expression …then you have no God at all.

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