On Thu, 1 May 1997 02:43:09 -0700 Danielle Ni/ Dhighe <[log in to unmask]>
>At 06:22 AM 5/1/97 -0300, Neil Alasdair McEwan wrote:
>>ask why. Islam for example trampled out the various and vigorous pagan
>>religions in the Middle East, but you don't see people in those
>>going back in significant numbers to the faiths that were practiced
>>before the advent of Mohammed.
>Perhaps because Islam still fits the needs of people in the Middle East.
In countries with Islamic law, Iran and Iraq for example, denial of the
one true faith (Islam) is heresy - and a capital crime. As such, there
isn't much dissent (they claim to tolerate "true" christians - but I'm
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere