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February 7, 2006

Cartoons of the Prophet -- Part IV

In an opinion piece in the Times of London the atheist (Why aren't there more pieces by atheists in the Times that lands on my doorstep each morning?) Matthew Parris also sees deep and irreconcilable differences surfacing in the current battle over those Danish cartoons:more cartoon demo.bmp

"Let us not duck what that "I do not believe" really means. It means I do not believe that there is one God, Allah, or that Muhammad is His Prophet. It means I do not believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, or that no man cometh to the Father except by Him. I do not believe that the Jews are God's Chosen People, or subject to any duties different from the rest of us. It means I do not believe any living creature will be reincarnated in another life.

"In my opinion these views are profoundly mistaken, and those who subscribe to them are under a serious misapprehension on a most important matter. Not only are their views not true for me: they are not true for them. They are not true for anyone. They are wrong.

"Cutting through the babble of well-meaning souls who like to speak of the "community" of belief among "people of faith", this must also be what the Muslim is saying to the Christian, Jew or Hindu; or what the Christian must be saying to the Jew, Hindu or Muslim. These faiths make demands and assert truths that are not compatible with the demands and truths of other faiths. To assert one must be to deny the others."

Posted by Mitchell Stephens at February 7, 2006 11:50 AM


Danish Cartoons, Double-Standards and Daniel Pipes:

Posted by: Mere Muslim at February 8, 2006 12:00 AM

A pox on all their houses. I've reached the point where I think it might be best for the human race if all the religious extremists simply fought it out, hand to hand, and eliminated as many of themselves and each other as possible. To that end, I suggest infiltrating the media in every country and publishing insulting letters to the editor, articles, and cartoons about both xtianity and islam.

Posted by: Catana at February 8, 2006 9:16 AM

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