Try this one.
Try this one.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
And they couldn't hold high public office or preach their religion in an attempt to convert.on the other hand, they had some privileges ,for example, non-muslims had no obligation for military service...
Again wtf are you talking about? Are you asserting that non-Muslims had more rights under the Ottoman empire than Muslims have under the U.S. republic? Your knowledge of history is so skewed and obviously ill informed that I can't help but think you must be joking or saying this non-sense simply to provoke. Non-Muslims were 3rd class dhimmi's until after the Tanzimat Reformation which only granted them de jure not de facto equal rights. In the U.S. Muslims have both de jure and de facto equal rights.i repeat The ottoman empire had its own system and lived for 600 years, which shows us the empire had more tolerance for non-muslims than today's America.
Those rules come with equal rights regardless of race, religion, and gender. Those rules don't entail killing people for homosexuality or adultery or apostasy etc. Those rules are not said to come from and omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient god but from fallible men who are recognized as fallible.don't be so dramatic, the empire ,as you wrote,changed its some rules later, after all, we are talking about an empire 100 years ago ...Muslims in USA have to obey the rules of USA, if they want to live in USA, right?
"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.
B) I'm an atheist, but the fact of the matter is historically and presently Islam has been responsible for more bloodshed than Judaism and Christianity combined.
There are no mainstream progressive sects within Islam, it doesn't exist, those who don't support that Ijma are in the extreme minority and are considered heretical. The closest thing you can find to a mainstream progressive Islamic sect are the Sufi's but all of the other sects consider them heretics.Most progressives of any religion realize that those specific "eye for an eye" principals are archaic and were only applicable to the time they were written in. And this includes progressive Muslims.
I disagree.Hitler was very far to right.