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7.19.2005    |    "religion of peace drek"
Excellent post by Discoshaman at Le Sabot Post Moderne. The essence of the post is expressed in the quotation from it that is the title here. My comment at Le Sabot:

I prefer logic to guessing or wishing. Some of us (all, I'd guess) wish Islam were, truly, a "religion of peace" rather than a religion of (body) pieces. Then we could deal with them as merely being in error, and not as enemies of our very being.

Logic, however, dictates that, given a world-wide population on the order of a billion souls, there would be some actions taken to stop the armed aggression against the West. And armed agression is the best name for what is actually going on, notwithstanding the evasion, sugar-coating, and outright denial to the contrary.

Muslims are not a persecuted minority in most of the places they live. They are in charge. In charge of governments, with police and armed forces. Logic dictates that, were they so inclined, they could clean up the viper's nest in their midst.

The condemnations by a pitiful few Muslims give the lie to their being anything other than fully committed to destroying Christianity and Judaism. And any other religion that does not submit and bow down to Islam.

When in doubt, apply Occam's Razor -- make no more assumptions than needed. In other words, the simplest explanation is likely the correct explanation.

With Islam as it has been practiced since its bloody inception on the Arabian Peninsula, res ipsa loquitur.

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Welcome. My name is John Luke Rich, (very) struggling Christian. The focus here is Christianity in its many varieties, its fussing and feuding, how it impacts our lives and our society, with detours to consider it with other faiths (or lack thereof).

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