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Subject: You just don't stop, do you?
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: May 8, 2003 at 4:41:02 PM
Reply to: Ivayla, references: by Yahalome
Surah 2:190

"And fight in the way of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress. Allah does not love the transgressors."

The operative phrase here is: THOSE WHO FIGHT YOU.

You know, there are people who deliberately zero in on certain passages in the Christian Bible to show what's "wrong" with Christianity.

One passage which some might deign to point out is Luke 14:26

"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."

No doubt a Christian would explain this passage by saying that Jesus was not literally exhorting people to HATE! HATE! HATE! their parents, their spouses, and their own children, in order to prove their love of Jesus.

But the point is this: If you want to give the appearance of being ignorant about someone else's religion, you can always quote passages from their holy book out of context, and with a smug literal-mindedness which prohibits the zealous quoter from grasping the entire scope of the work.

-- Nanaea

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