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Thread #131989   Message #2984446
Posted By: mauvepink
11-Sep-10 - 07:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
"There is a GREAT deal that is wrong inside the religion called Islam...and we need to hear the many Good Guys of Islam shouting out about that very fact...but sadly, so many keep their voices low, because they're terrified of retribution...That should not be the case..."

Indeed Lizzie, but no more wrong that there was with Christianity not too long ago. Many of our stately homes here in the UK have secret rooms where people hid because they were protestant or catholic, depending on which King was on the throne at the time. Still we have troubles when people cannot freely adhere to their own form of Christianity in case they get bombed out, shot or burnt. The quiet voice is not just a thing for Muslims. All around the world there are places where it is very hard to be a Christian and your life could be under threat.

The good guys, and women, of Islam, Christianity, Judaism and all other religions, as well as non-religions, do speak out a message of love and peace. Were we only dealing with them then all would be well for sure.

Christianity has had it's atrocities. Some of what we reap now is because of the atrocities Christians have carried out in the name of God in history. We get leaders who talk of 'just wars' and 'crusades'. Is that not just the same in many ways?

In short. It's not just Islam that is getting things wrong and some of their fear is not just of retribution from the 'insiders' but also retrivution from outsiders too. We would do well to remember that as we sit in our free speech countries being able to voice opinions.