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    Why in academic institutes is it ok to critique Christianity but not Islam?
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    16 Jul '06 12:51
    Originally posted by Serendipity
    Why in academic institutes is it ok to critique Christianity but not Islam?
    Perhaps academics are less afraid that if they criticise Christianity they will have a screaming mob protesting outside they’re building the next day and start receiving death threats? I would however suspect that there have been plenty of critical analyses of Islam, but as Christianity has many more people in it, particularly in the west, it is hardly surprising that it gets analysed more often. And the fact that on the whole Christians are 'tougher skinned' as it were to criticism, then it is easier to do it more openly.
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    16 Jul '06 15:021 edit
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Perhaps academics are less afraid that if they criticise Christianity they will have a screaming mob protesting outside they’re building the next day and start receiving death threats? I would however suspect that there have been plenty of critical analyses of Islam, but as Christianity has many more people in it, particularly in the west, it is hardly s ...[text shortened]... istians are 'tougher skinned' as it were to criticism, then it is easier to do it more openly.
    But Islam is the fastest growing religion and the same fear that stopped the critique of Christianity when it was more widely believed should not repeat itself with Islam. All religions need to be confronted, only philosophies are beneficial, be they Eastern or Western 🙂
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    16 Jul '06 15:19
    Originally posted by Serendipity
    Why in academic institutes is it ok to critique Christianity but not Islam?
    Fear
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    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Fear
    our fear is our enemy,and if we should be afraid of offending Islamic practioners through their reaction doesn't that show an insecurity on their part?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm neither pro or anti Islam,but shouldn't anyone be able to safely critique anything?
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    16 Jul '06 15:38
    Originally posted by Serendipity
    our fear is our enemy,and if we should be afraid of offending Islamic practioners through their reaction doesn't that showan insecurity on their part?
    Fear is an issue for all mankind, shame we fear each other so much,
    and a shame we need to with some.
    Kelly
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    16 Jul '06 15:46
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Fear is an issue for all mankind, shame we fear each other so much,
    and a shame we need to with some.
    Kelly
    Well said !
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    17 Jul '06 01:20
    Originally posted by Serendipity
    Why in academic institutes is it ok to critique Christianity but not Islam?
    Why do you think this is true?
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    17 Jul '06 02:57
    Originally posted by Serendipity
    Why in academic institutes is it ok to critique Christianity but not Islam?
    What evidence do you have for this, or is it merely anecdotal?
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    17 Jul '06 04:46
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Fear is an issue for all mankind, shame we fear each other so much,
    and a shame we need to with some.
    Kelly
    It is a shame you are too scared to recount your experiences with God, KellyJay!
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    17 Jul '06 11:382 edits
    Originally posted by Serendipity
    our fear is our enemy,and if we should be afraid of offending Islamic practioners through their reaction doesn't that show an insecurity on their part?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm neither pro or anti Islam,but shouldn't anyone be able to safely critique anything?
    Visit the web-site:-

    www.faithfreedom.org

    You will find the answer. To your best academic satisfaction. This site has been created by an enlightened muslim named Ali Sina originally from Iran, now living under tight securuty in Italy. To continue his website he is facing great odds.
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    17 Jul '06 12:221 edit
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Fear is an issue for all mankind, shame we fear each other so much,
    and a shame we need to with some.
    Kelly
    If you have unflinching faith in the one and the only one GOD who is the Same for both for muslims as well as christians....

    Why should you be afraid of anything? Is it not the job of the Almighty Lord God to take care of you and all your fears?

    The fact that you too are afraid, indicates that somewhere deep down in your heart the foundation of your faith in Him is shaky....
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    18 Jul '06 06:50
    Originally posted by howardgee
    It is a shame you are too scared to recount your experiences with God, KellyJay!
    You are correct I owe you a post, and I have started writting it just
    for you. I imagine it will be done sortly.
    Kelly
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    18 Jul '06 21:23
    Originally posted by Serendipity
    Why in academic institutes is it ok to critique Christianity but not Islam?
    What is a Christian going to do to retaliate? Forgive him and turn the other cheek perhaps?
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    18 Jul '06 23:11
    Originally posted by whodey
    What is a Christian going to do to retaliate? Forgive him and turn the other cheek perhaps?
    invade. Or better still, kill the unbeliever.
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