- Jan 8, 2009While I left out Islam as an example of a religion which did not
commit genocide to impose its beliefs on others, I should have
included it. While it is true that Muslims conquered many regions and
spread their faith, they did not, as a rule, impose it on Christians
and Jews. Within the Caliphate Christians and Jews were tolerated,
allowed to practice their religions, but had to pay a special tax
which Muslims did not. While they were less tolerant of other non-
Abrahamic religions, they behaved much more humanely than Christians
ever did in the same circumstances.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jack Musser"
> I am an atheist, but I do not have any great antipathy to religion,
> fact I am inclined to defend it because I believe religion is anof
> inevitable reality for man, 2. I believe that Christianity is one
> the better options, 3. I believe it is possible to criticizerap,
> Christianity without becoming obnoxious and giving atheists a bad
> 4. I believe atheists should criticize the worst manifestations ofany
> religion and use the best in any religion to challenge itsbelievers.
> My intent is not to create any antagonism, only to reason with
> who find this topic of interest. If we disagree, we can have agood
> time trying to defend our positions.
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