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to M'Hamed CHETTALI, Amin Riaz

Reader comment on item: The Clash to End All Clashes?
in response to reader comment: Islam: glorifying violence and intolerance

Submitted by Pagan (United States), Feb 13, 2006 at 16:50

to M'Hamed CHETTALI, Amin Riaz

Guys you really make me smile, i'm asking a simple question and you are unable to answer it (as usual), i ask "what major religious figures have condoned violence?" we are not talking about how mediocre the followers of a religion can become, or the crimes that we can commit for not follow our spiritual beliefs.

instead of give us an intelligent answer, all you do is recall things that happened in Europe 500 or 800 years ago.

Amiz wrote:

"Buddha? .... umm nope... .... Buddha never ever went deep enough or to the complexities that Prophet Muhammad ever did. What do you think the Buddha will do if 4 people came to kill his family?

answer: nothing, he teaches that an attack like that is the karma of those people that are kill and you cant retaliate because of that reason. therefore you have to pray for them, they will receive what they deserve when they reincarnate.

you wrote:

"Jesus? ... umm not likely - He apparently lived till about 30. A Jew. Followed rules of Judaism. He never married. Had no children. Was betrayed ... and allegedly died on cross. The Bible depicting Christ came more then a 100 years later. What response would Jesus give to 9/11. A man who was never a husband nor a father.....

Answer: i will tell you what he did when people persecuted him, instead of fight and seek "REVENGE" he walked away and continued his teachings of promoting peace and uderstanding. he said "turn the other cheek". he was not a husband or father but he did what you prophet never did, he give his live without a fight, without harming anyone, and those are his teachings that real christians follow.

Amiz wrote:

"... If Christians were so great why alll the WAR in the name of christendom - just read european history of middle ages. ANY POINT OF VIEW WILL DO. All agree that christianity was violent. Crusaders? persecution of Jews? slavery and racism against Black people?"

Answer: again this guy is recalling things that happened in the middle ages, 800 or more years ago and implying that christianity and other religions of the native americas and asian people are flawed, all but islam (which is "perfect").
what this guy dont get is that all these atrocities were commited in the past for followers of these religions who did not respect the laws of their religions, in contrast all the atrocities and terrorism that muslims have commited and are still doing in the 21st century are because they FOLLOW THEIR RELIGION and they will keep following the teaching of the koran...

Can we see a diference here?

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