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Jumped Up Chimpanzee's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee

I would agree with the comments that you need to respond in the safest way possible. That may mean telling an outright lie - but make sure it's believable (such as you are "seeking to learn about Islam").

However, if you ever get the chance to safely question your questionner, I would always ask why do they consider belief in a particular god to be of such paramount importance. Why would any creator be in the least bit concerned as to whether or not anyone believed in it - especially when, given its powers, it could resolve any dispute about its existence at any time? It might make them start thinking...

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:03:11 UTC | #937249