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Posted By: Donuel
10-Sep-10 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
The more religious some people are the more they are against freedom of religion. Why do these "people of faith" virtually turn against the freedom of religion?

This is because they worship the idol of their own convictions regarding their one true religion. "Worshipping the idol of their beliefs" is a working definition of bigotry.
This is the trap of idolitry that Moses warned against.
The golden calf is an allagory that is often lost to fundamentalists.
Idolitry can easily trap people. This is why pictures of holy people were once considered bad by Christians. They were the antiiconoclasts.

In Islam pictures of people in their place of worship is strictly banned (with the exception of one Mosque in Turkey which was once a Byzantine church. THis is why some Muslims still consider a picture cartoon of "Mo" to be anathma - BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW WHY. They haven't the foggiest.

fOR ME THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE TRUE RELIGION OR SPIRITUALITY IS TO BE FREE FROM IT. With independence and diversity one can experience mysteries and sublime love with magnificent freedom.

I can see more clearly with freedom than being a slave to religion or foggy idolitry. If you have ever had an epiphany (not epistomy) you will recall the freedom that it inspired.