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Old 01-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by PastramiX View Post
Compared to what, exactly? The Hebrews weren't known for pacifistic humanism either.

Every time a violence-laden narrative from any scripture is interpreted through a modern-day lens, two conclusions are met: either it's "See! This proves that [religious adherents] are nothing but [moral ill]-ers!", or it's "No, no, no; you're looking at it in the wrong light! Real [religious tradition] is against that entirely!" Naturally, I'd wager that both of these explanations are equally deluded and idealistic in form.
Did you actually read my sentence? >.>

Originally Posted by Me + Emphasis mine
Peaceful religion? Depends on how you read their Holy Book, having read the whole Qur'an trust me when I say I could have a whole page of not at all peaceful quotes....

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"Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth." - Kahlil Gibran
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