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Respect for religions?

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Denmark's Problem Is The Same Throughout Scandinavia

Submitted by Mark (United Arab Emirates), Feb 10, 2006 at 12:39

A lot has been said about how Muslims show respect for other religions and thus should be respected quid pro quo..

If all Europeans kept a one-eyed respect for religious leaders and religion then there would be no free speech. The Church would control media. That concept has been rejected hundreds of years ago in the west. As a matter of fact not all Europeans are Christian and some, beleive it or not, beleive in no God in particular. They are atheist. For these people there is no need to respect another's religion as they profess no religion themselves..

When you start to ask questions then you start to learn. As an individual and as a people. We called it the age of enlightment. It started hundreds of years ago and is still alive at least in some parts of the world.

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