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Submitted by donvan (United States), Dec 27, 2006 at 08:33

Tolerance, one supposes, depends on context. Please be advised that there is no religion on planet earth as intolerant as Muhammedism. Let me understand the position you take; the only difference between Marxism and Muhammedism is that Marx was a human, and Muhammed was a .....what? If one chooses to believe that Muhammed was a prophet, no objection. If one choses to believe he was a fraud and satanic, murderous, thug and a poor salesman since he ultimately resorted to a "Buy or die" sales pitch.

To accept that point of view, is tolerance. Regarding my words are hurtful, hateful, etc. Thats not my problem. What you "feel" is your choice,you may not inhibit my speech because you are offended by it. What possible harm can words do, other than promote tolerance. It really is rich to hear "Tolerance" from a Muhammedian. Do you send messages of tolerance to Darfur where the Muhammedians are slaughtering christians, or Saudi where the existance of a Bible is possible death. Tolerance you say, As an American, I am obligated tolerate the Islamic or any other belief system. I am not obligated to surrender my right of free speech,or press, or any other. Best regards.

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