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Submitted by Aaron (Japan), Jul 31, 2006 at 22:56

::In response to Its really all common sense::Your common sense is all too common, I'm afraid. Let's examine the logic of your point:

There is at least one "bad" person in every religious group, which allows you to claim that "there will always be a bad side (people) to any religion."

As fascinating and perceptive as that observation is, would it not be more instructive to consider the PERCENTAGE of "bad side people" in each religious group, and the ACTS they perform that designate them as "bad side people."

For example, if one religious group is 80% good and 20% bad, and the bad 20% engage in or support mass murder of women and children, how do they compare with another religious group that is 99.9% good and 0.1% bad, whose bad members do NOT engage in or support mass murder of women and children?

It should be clear (not BEYOND clear) to you that these two religious groups are quite different.

That being said, I can see where your train of thought betrayed you. You came to the conclusion that people who dislike Islam and Muslims can't think clearly, and therefore, you set the cognitive bar extremely low for yourself, which is why your observations are worthless.

A tip for the future: even so-called "hateful" people can create compelling arguments, so it's best not to overestimate your intellectual prowess when you endeavor to put people in their place.

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