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reply to Sarah: it is a good thing that we are not married !

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: I will be waiting for an answer

Submitted by M. al-Content (Portugal), Mar 16, 2006 at 18:11

For what a quarrelsome couple we would be ! And you seem to have mistaken me for someone else, since I am not a Danish cartoonist.

The point I was making was that you seemed to expect Christians to share your outrage, which seemed to me to be an illogical and unreasonable expectation, for both theological and historical reasons.

It is understandable for a Muslim to have an Islamocentric worldview, but I do wish that you would try to step outside yourself for a few minutes, and consider that the worldviews of other faiths are just as valid to their adherents as yours is to you, and do not cease to be so just because you consider them to be in error.

Regarding the Womb Wars program, I do agree that the world will be a more frightening place with 2.4 or 4.8 billion Muslims in it, but I also think that it will be just as frightening for Muslims as for everyone else. The pressures on supplies of clean water, cultivatable land, energy resources etc, will be even greater than they are now, and although there may be solutions to be found through technological change and international cooperation, I have to wonder if there will be enough open minds left to find them, or having found them, to share them. Perhaps being dead by then will enable me to look on the bright side in some way ? I do hope
so !

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