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Relax, R

Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
in response to reader comment: Well obviously we respect our religion more than you respect yours.

Submitted by David A (United Kingdom), Oct 31, 2006 at 05:53

R writes:

If someone insults your family, or friend, do you not defend them?

Yes, of course. I would defend them.

You write: This is the same for the cartoons, except that we love mohammed (pbuh) more than our family, so imagine how bad it is when they drew those cartoons.

Grow up. Denmark isn't your country. You can't dictate what goes on there. Your childish rage just makes you a laughing-stock.

You write: And we are not supposed to even imagine what the prophet looks like, so even drawing an image of him is insulting to us.

Well, all these bans on graphic depiction are a bit odd but anyway...so it's an insult to you. An insult won't kill you. Any child in the schoolyard leans to survive insults with impugnity.

You write: Unlike you, us muslims actually defend our religion because we are proud of it.

By its very nature, a religion really worth honouring doesn't need defending. Its believers know that its truths are indestructible. In such a context, the one who insults it is impotent.

You write: You are obviously not strong enough to defend Jesus as we are to defend our fellow muslim brothers and sisters.

Jesus doesn't need defending. If Mohammed was really strong/perfect/pure etc., he wouldn't need petty violence and terror on his behalf.

Once you've really taken this in, you can relax. 'So you've insulted my dear Lord, but, whatever you do, you can't hurt him. He doesn't need my petty strength. He's all-powerful'.

There. It's that simple. True pride in one's faith shows a confidence in the power of the focus of that faith.


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