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Re: [humanism-174] Islamophobia?

From: Chris K
Sent on: Monday, April 1, 2013 11:30 AM
What I don't understand is the inability of people to grasp the fact RELIGION IS SUBJECTIVE!! Simply because some Muslims don't believe in xyz doesn't mean all don't.  I find this a very difficult point to make to some people at times. 

Just the other day I was having a conversation with a very bright young woman who was unable to grasp the fact that some people use verses in the Quran to justify all types of violence and oppression. She said oh no,  I've read the Quran and it doesn't say those things.  

When you claim knowledge about a god or gods through divine revelation or the ability to speak with that god it becomes problematic for those that don't agree with you.

Chris

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On Apr 1, 2013, at 9:27 AM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

Once again the so-called "new atheists" are being accused of being 'Islamophobic'-

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/30/dawkins_harris_hitchens_new_atheists_flirt_with_islamophobia/

Then again, I'm not sure we can blame them if they are-

http://www.ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/Bangladesh_Islamists_gear_up_to_punish_blasphemy-394231/INTERNATIONAL/13





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