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goddogit's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by goddogit

It's something. Let's see what it means in practical terms as well.

I don't mind living among the "believers" at all, so long as their belief doesn't have any right to trump my rights. That BEGINS with a renunciation of violence, but in no way ends there.

When they remove themselves from openly using their religion to pervert government and, especially, allow those raised as "Muslims" to openly leave the "faith" without anything more than disappointment, Islam and I can be on friendly terms.

I'm over 50 and do not expect to live long enough for either hope to be met, however modestly, but would love to be proven wrong. Certainly the few Muslims I know were fine, reasonable folk, but they were more like what I call "Cultural Jews," who observe certain tenets of the religion just 'cos they were born and rased that way.

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 23:50:40 UTC | #874858