Secular Islam Summit

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    I just wonder if the sentiment will spread enough to be make a difference anyplace outside of St. Pete
     
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    My instincts say, 'No.' These are thinkers from an area with few. But it is from the elite usually, where ideas stem and flow down. Sounds snooty, but tis true.
     
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    Good point. Oh well, maybe some day Muslims will crawl out of the 7th Century.
     
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    I'm sorry to say, I don't think in my lifetime.
     
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    I have to believe that sooner or later one of these Muslim leaders will realize that the surest way to achieve their goals is to motivate the Muslims into a campaign of transformation and modernization. The day that leader can reconcile Islam with the modern world, then that leader will be a force to be reckoned with indeed!
     
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    Seriously, I don't see how a true leader of 'Islam' as now being preached, coupled with the Koran, can do so. Maybe I'm too pessimistic? Just based on what I've read.
     
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    I'll be Repping you on that CSM.

    Great post.
     
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    I agree as well...They live in the 7th Century...but sure want there Nuclear Power...No radios though..or Western Music.

    They are seriously behind the times is right........

    I suppose it's like being raised using an out-house..they just don't know things could be so much easier in life.

    Half of the men over there wouldn't know how to get a girl to kiss him...unless it was an arranged marriage.....They got a long ways to go....and alot don't want the change in there life...to something that's more free...and where one has a choice.

    I don't like how they surpress there women either...

    If I would of been invited to that get together...I would of gona and sat in the Jon....I'm not holding my breath either...

    Things could change...and you'd still have Jake The Snake man doing things that most countries would outlaw 5 miles outa the city limits......

    These religious police also......

    I wonder what would happen to these countries if the need for Oil & Heroin vanished over night....In a bit of a rotton mood...Read an article a couple days back..about a woman killed in front of a crowd because she worked a job.

    It would take generations before we'd see any changes we'd notice.

    (shaking my head)..:)
     
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    Thanks. If you think about it, all the great Muslim leaders have been able to unite disparate tribes and sects to achieve a common goal. The greatest have been able to unite them not just militarily but econmically, culturally and religiously as well. Osama Bin Laden could have pulled that off but he got sidetracked w the whole terrorism thing. He grossly miscalculated because of his unreasoned hatred and lust for power. The rest of the current crop is in the same vein or just plain do not have the charisma and influence.
     

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