All religions have a spectrum of commitment among their members. There are those who are highly committed to Christianity, for instance, who take the Bible very seriously and try to live by all its requirements. There are others, who claiming to be Christians, approach the scriptures cafeteria style accepting what they like and rejecting what they don't like. The Moslems who are telling us that Islam is a religion of peace are the religious liberals of that religion. They do not really believe the numerous passages in the Koran that teach Muslims to kill unbelievers. But as long as there are religious conservatives, that is, Muslims who really believe that the Koran is the word of God, there will be terrorism. Like it or not, this is a battle against Islam.
posted on 03/11/2002 6:38:23 PM PST
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