• http://fareastcynic.blogspot.com Skippy-san

    Actually Islam used to have a tradition of tolerance towards those who believed in their God, which most Christians and Jews did since it was the same God as the God of Islam.

    However since 1970 that has died and been replaced with what we now see. Accordingly, Muslims of whatever bent must be dealt with harshly! Nothing else keeps their attantion…………………….

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar

    Dealing with them harshly by leaving Iraq, that is, and standing back to watch the fireworks. I have a different position on such means and methods.

    Of course you’re wrong, Don. Muslims don’t tell you to convert or die. Muslims tell you to pay a tax, convert, or die. That is 3 choices. 50% more than you presented.

  • http://www.cheatseekingmissiles.blogspot.com Laer

    Thanks, Book, for your true insight. Many are quick to cast Christians as pushy evangelicals although they’ve probably never (or rarely) experienced that. You stand as a tribute to those who look openly at the world and see it for what it is.

    … still hoping you’ll join our family of faith some day, but that’s between you and God.

    Merry Christmas to you and the Book fam!

  • http://expreacherman.wordpress.com/ expreacherman

    DQ,

    From a believer in Christ to you, an unbeliever, thanks for your understanding of the real Love of Christ in true believers.

    Also remember, the jump from unbeliever to believer happens to every Christian. We were not “born” as believers. We made a decision to be so by understanding and research in the Bible, that Jesus really is the Son of God, the Messiah and the Savior of every person who decides to take His offered Gift of eternal life.

    DQ, you can make that jump to Life eternal!! Go from unbelief to belief — by simply believing!! I went from atheist to believer in a moment in time at age 35, 42 years ago. You are neither too young nor too old. Your decision.

    Thanks again for your (and Book’s) understanding and tolerance of those peculiar people called Christians. You guys are the exception among unbelievers.

    In Christ securely, happily and eternally,

    ExP(Jack)

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar

    Don, Laer.

  • Trimegistus

    It’s also instructive to compare the characters and careers of the respective founders of Christianity and Islam. When Jesus was attacked by his enemies, he submitted to crucifixion and forgave them as he died. Muhammad waged war on his enemies and ultimately defeated them, then turned his followers to conquest. I know which of their two religions would be more willing to coexist with others.

  • http://thetruthaboutjanet.blogspot.com Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder

    Mr and Mrs Book…I am a Christian, and I thank you for your wishes on a Merry Christmas.

    I pray that your home will be filled all the love, joy and happiness given so freely on the cross. God bless you

  • http://debunking-god.blogspot.com Jane Broida Drake

    I am new to your interesting site. I identify myself as “a Jew, Christian, and Muslim,” because I embrace the teachings about God and the Messiah, as ALL the Prophets revealed Them–without contradicting each other! In contrast, you, “Book,” identify yourself as an “unbeliever.” But, while we represent two extremes, I believe you and your visitors could have some interesting comments to make on my view of too many monotheists, which I entitle: “Christians and Muslims: Two Peas in a Pod.”

    During one of Muhammad

  • kevin

    “Christians and Muslims behave as two peas in a pod!”

    Interesting–there was a bookstore in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with a sign that read something to the effect of “there is no one closer to Islam that one who says, ‘I am a Christian.'”

  • http://debunking-god.blogspot.com Jane Broida Drake

    Kevin, Your comment about the bookstore sign gave me a smile. Thanks. Actually, it could be a reasonably true remark about Chistians and Muslims–and Jews–if the clergies of the three religions weren’t always determined to prove their own religion true and all others false or obsolete.