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Christianity and Islam

So this is Christianity, they say:
Peopled with the intolerant, the sad,
The wildcards and all those who like to pray
To a God of violence, who seems quite mad

With endless destruction, unending pain,
Who can only stomach being called One name –
No, I’ve met true Christians, they seem quite sane,
But few and far between, they share the same

Vision as the true Muslim believer –
Spiritual growth, the permanent quest for change,
A little fervour but not like a fever,
They live in a world that sees them as strange …

Ah! My friends, praise God and live another day,
You’ve figured how to live the middle way.

8/10/01

There are decent people in all religions who are interested purely in their own spiritual growth and who are not fanatics, extremists or violently-minded.

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