Category Archives: Opinion

Fundamentalists

"Fundamentalists are like the fir trees in German forests: they cannot stand alone, and are only stable when crowded together, branches locked with those of their brothers. That is why we must always fear them, because they will always hate … Continue reading

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Replace Bigotry and Confrontation with Dialogue

Events surrounding the recent Arab-American Festival in Dearborn highlight the continued need for community leaders and members to proactively challenge bigotry through dialogue instead of angry confrontation. From Terry Jones' cohorts at Dearborn City Hall referring to counterprotestors as "scum" … Continue reading

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Christianity

"Why do people go on pretending about this Christianity?" – H.G.Wells

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The Missionary

The missionary wants to put an end to pluralism, choice and freedom of religion. He wants one religion, his own, for everyone and will sacrifice his life to that cause. True freedom of religion should involve freedom from conversion -David … Continue reading

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The Evil of Proselytizing

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn't sharing one's faith part of religious freedom? When does it cross the line into manipulation and coercion? I call proselytizing evil because it is responsible, in a … Continue reading

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Tolerance

It’s interesting that even after Independence, when the tables could have been turned on their adversaries and detractors, the members of the Buddhist Commission of Inquiry were for equality of treatment and restoration and protection of the rights of Buddhists, … Continue reading

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