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Illumination From Medieval Manuscripts

Illbay Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:13 AM
There is no problem attached to belief that your religion is THE religion. The problem is with those who then conclude others must be forcibly eradicated, and those adherents forced to convert or die.
Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 1:28 PM
The Catholics had a heyday with the Inquisition and some of the Muslims would love to keep the violence alive. The more vicious the insistance on "our way or the tomb" the less likely they are to represent the true God who told us all via his Bible: (I John 4:8) God is love.
eddie again Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:48 AM
unfortunately, you state an assertion UNSUPPORTED by either fact or logic; and, appear to believe others should take you completely unsupported assertion as factual or true.

hmmmmm..., does the arrogance inherent in your post relieve everyone of attributing anything of importance or truth to what you post?
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:33 AM
Unfortunately, the outcome you describe is inherent in the belief.
howardhill Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:30 AM
so you have a problem with muslims
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