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Your theory is complete nonsense

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in response to reader comment: Religion is like drugs

Submitted by Noah Wilk (United States), May 3, 2007 at 15:25

Farid, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but your theory is complete nonsense. Christianity and Judaism do not have members of those religions flying airplanes into skyscrapers. They do not preach conversion by the sword. If a Christian or Jew tries to convert you and fails, he simply prays for you. If a Muslim tries to convert you and fails, he cuts your head off because his religion condones such barbarity.

All comparisons between Islam and other religions is erroneous and irrelevant because Islam is not a religion.... Did Jesus ever rape a pre-pubescent girl? Did the Buddha ever cut off the heads of non-converts? If you look at the founders of each major religion, you see that Islam is indeed unique in that it was formed not as a method of spiritual enlightenment, but rather as a method of reining in the savage, barbaric desert tribes of Arabia and justifying their barbarity.


Furthermore, your comparison to medicine is inaccurate and erroneous. Many natural medicines (ie herbal and nutritional) are very safe even in very high doses with few if any serious side effects. I've studied Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine all my life, so I'm qualified to speak on the matter. Of course, anything in excess is bad. But medicine, by definition of the word, is a substance that promotes healing. Poison by definition is a substance that destroys health.

If we go look at the true and traditional meaning of medicine, Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism are examples of religions that are medicine. They promote health on a societal level. Look at how great America is, how free, happy, healthy, and prosperous Americans are. This is because it was founded on Christian principles. Israel is the same way, founded on Judaic principles. And so on and so forth. We see Christianity and other religions promoting love, peace, and happiness wherever they exist.

Islam on the other hand cannot by definition be called "medicine"... Everywhere it exists, there is destruction, poverty, lack of freedom, intolerance, fanaticism, etc. It breeds death wherever it goes. We do not see a single Islamic country that compares to Christiant countries. Everywhere Islam exists, it creates misery, death, and suffering. Just ask anyone living in the so-called Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, etc.

So when you compare Islam to other religions using your medical analogy, that is akin to equating cyanide or arsenic to vitamins and herbs. Just totally wrong.

Finally, your analogy of breaking a drug addict is also erroneous. You cannot break a heroin addict of heroin if he continues to take watered down doses. He must stop taking heroin altogether if he is ever to be free of heroin addiction. Same for alcoholics. They can't "drink casually".

"Moderate" Islam (if it even exists, which I do not believe it does) will eventually warp into radical Islam if it is allowed to continue to exist. Again, we must acknowledge that Islam was founded... in order to unite a savage and barbaric band of tribal people. It was formed in order to justify their barbarity and depravity and to justify their seizing of any territory it entered. It is inherently evil by its very nature, just as cyanide is inherently poisonous and destructive to life by its very nature. You cannot "convert" Islam to peaceful purposes. I compare this to a hammer. A hammer was made to drive nails and perhaps to break things. That's its intended use, that's what it was designed for. Sure, I can use a hammer as a paper weight, or perhaps as a book end. But ultimately that hammer was created for a specific purpose and we always come back to that purpose and grab hold of it when we need to hammer in a nail or to break something.

Likewise, Islam will always revert (if we were ever able to "moderate" it) to its violent roots, because that is its inherent purpose - to justify violence, depravity, and savagery. That cannot be said of any of other religion except perhaps Satanism, and even then we do not see Satanists flying planes into skyscrapers. So Islam stands alone in its violent roots and inherent purpose.

Therefore the only proper action is to remove it from civilized society, just as we seek to remove a gangrenous limb or a cancerous tumor from a human body. Yes, it is a difficult decision and yes, it sometimes causes damage to some of the surrounding good tissue, but ultimately it is the right decision because the gangrene or the cancer will not stop growing unless and until it eithre kills its host or until we excise it.

So there you go. A proper, logical, correct analogy of Islam to medicine.


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