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Muslims promote Sharia law. Why do Christians not promote their law?


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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2013 19:04:46 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 12:36:14 BDT
Blasphemer says:
On a happier note- this book is very interesting and heartily recommended-

Astonishing Credulity

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 12:01:37 BDT
##### says:
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 18:01:47 BDT
Blasphemer says:
Am I the only one not rushing out to purchase a copy of his ramblings?

If Amazon had the antithesis of a wish list, say a "never ever but, ever list, his book would be on it.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 10:48:44 BDT
Anita says:
Withnail - thank you for that. Now it's much more clear where Spin's information about "the most recent scientific discoveries" may be from. And clarity makes me feel somewhat better :)

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 09:51:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Aug 2013 10:18:36 BDT
TomC says:
"There's nothing shameless about exposing the evil of religion."

As has been pointed out to you several times, the description "shameless self-promotion" is a quote from Amazon themselves. If you object to it, take it up with them; I am sure they will give your complaint the attention it deserves. You are certainly self-promoting, and you display no shame in doing so, even though the Amazon rules explicitly forbid it. Difficult, then, to argue that your post does not meet the definition.

"Why don't you comment on the substantive points that I posted"
Because I'm not interested.

"instead of a purely personal attack?"
You seem confused. I have nothing personal against you, although you do seem to be deficient in reading and comprehension skills, poor at developing a logical argument, and generally rather dim. I'm simply pointing out that self-promotion is not allowed here. This is a discussion forum, not a marketing channel for you to promote your book.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 09:26:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Aug 2013 10:14:24 BDT
TomC says:
"I guarantee you a costly court case."

Such a courageous stand should certainly be encouraged. Here is some advice: when considering legal action, it is a false economy to do what so many do, and attempt to save money. You should consult only the very best solicitors; this is vitally important even at the earliest stages. Spend the most you can afford; in the long run, I am sure that you will be glad you did.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 08:04:40 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 06:34:30 BDT
Withnail says:
You didn't answer me about the DVD on gravity, I am assuming it is you, because thee can't be many people who share your name in the UK. I think thee would be plenty of us who would be interested in having a debate about Auto Dynamics, so to kick it off, let's start with what the Society for the Advancement of Autodynamics says on their website "It is the vision of the SAA to have all science done under the predication that observation should precede theory and not visa versa. This is very different from much of physics in the 20th century, starting with relativity. We must step back from many inventions like relativity, black holes, and the big bang and start once again from solid observation to drive the physics of the 21st century. It is then and only then when we will begin to understand gravity, the sub-atomic world, and light, and produce technical advances such as gravity control, viable types of fusion, and faster-than-light speed technologies."

W

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 23:37:45 BDT
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Posted on 2 Aug 2013 20:33:32 BDT
Withnail says:
Franco do you do a documentary on gravity?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 20:30:29 BDT
Kleist says:
You can get a sample for free.

Posted on 2 Aug 2013 20:28:03 BDT
Kleist says:
I don't think the promotion is going very well. But at least he might have achieved a certain kind of enlightenment.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 20:24:30 BDT
Withnail says:
Franco, I don't need to give you £8.06 in order review you book. As others have pointed out you are inviting us to pass judgement on your book on the basis you think we are breaking some sort of law, we aren't, but you are breaking amazon rules and therefore risking your livelihood.

All we are asking is that you don't advertise yourself here, as it becomes boring when this place gets spammed.

Man up, grow up and for god's sake stop spamming.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 20:23:56 BDT
Kleist says:
It's maybe his day off.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 20:06:57 BDT
T. S. C. says:
'Roma says:

Hi TSC
Yes, that's my understanding of Protestantism and the belief that each individual should interpret the Bible for himself is what prompted John Knox to insist that every child be illiterate and why Scotland was the first country to provide education for all.

I don't know if your familiar with an essay, Tale of a Tub, written by Jonathan Swift. It tells of a father who died and left each of his three sons a coat. The first stripped his of all its adornment; the second added much more adornment to his; while the third left it as his father had left it to him.

The essay is obviously an allegory for Protestantism/Calvinism, Catholicism and C of E/Anglican. As Swift was a member of the latter, he clearly thought that this was closest to the Church that Jesus established.
(Apologies to C of E or Anglican.for my ignorance. i'm not sure if they are the same Church. I shall research it, though!)'

I didn't know that about John Knox but I know that during the time of the British Empire it was common knowledge that Scots tended to have a better education system than the English and I think many educated Scots found positions all over the empire because of this.

I hadn't heard of that Swift essay but heard of a few others, especially a Modest Proposal. He got jailed for that!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 20:00:48 BDT
Blasphemer says:
Not that chilled for a buddhist, is he?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 19:48:24 BDT
Kleist says:
Yes I'd write a review, but it would involve reading (at least some of) his book. His posts are quite enough. As to his open threats they're a bit of a laugh really.

Posted on 2 Aug 2013 19:42:20 BDT
Anita says:
Just noticed that FC (Franco Carrieri) has evolved to open threats. Well well well. Another mark of a real Buddhist, for sure. I wonder what would Amazon or "a costly court case" say about that. But maybe FC was studying law in Voidness, how am I to know. I've never been there.

I feel tempted to write a review myself, if I can be bothered and have a moment with nothing better to do

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 19:34:13 BDT
Roma says:
Hi TSC
Yes, that's my understanding of Protestantism and the belief that each individual should interpret the Bible for himself is what prompted John Knox to insist that every child be illiterate and why Scotland was the first country to provide education for all.

I don't know if your familiar with an essay, Tale of a Tub, written by Jonathan Swift. It tells of a father who died and left each of his three sons a coat. The first stripped his of all its adornment; the second added much more adornment to his; while the third left it as his father had left it to him.

The essay is obviously an allegory for Protestantism/Calvinism, Catholicism and C of E/Anglican. As Swift was a member of the latter, he clearly thought that this was closest to the Church that Jesus established.
(Apologies to C of E or Anglican.for my ignorance. i'm not sure if they are the same Church. I shall research it, though!)

Posted on 2 Aug 2013 18:28:34 BDT
Anita says:
Well - to be fair, I did look at FC's book. Didn't read further the blurb though.

Disclaimer first: I'm not an expert of comparative religious studies, even if I'm interested in the subject. I'm not even much of an expert of mythology, even if I did study some and I'm interested in that even more.

So just a couple of notes. For starters, Buddhism is probably the most tolerant systems of all. It doesn't try to fight Christianity, Islam or any other religion. By claiming his "infidelity" and "exposing the evil of religion" FC makes himself not much of a Buddhist. C... ahh, sorry, Blasphemer can easily claim of "exposing the evil of religion" as he also claims being an atheist, so no contradiction here. For a Buddhist it's just a bit amiss.

And. To really be a Buddhist you have to be born one. You can't *become* one. The best you can do is to become a follower.

FC says (in the blurb), quote: "... <the book> contains previously untaught insights." I can't be sure, of course, but I do guess that FC is a product of Western culture. Hence his "previously untaught insights" sound very dubious at best. If by some chance I turn to Buddhism tomorrow, I'll avoid his book like plague. For the moment - just not interested.

Another quote from the blurb: "Descent into Voidness is something the author has achieved many times." Just a pity that he hasn't stayed there.

And a note for Sammy - the "book" I wrote a pseudo-review for has been even worse than the general flow of rubbish self-promoted books, I'm pretty sure of that even if I never (of course) read it in it's entirety. To have at least one of such gone is a service to the reading world

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 18:23:38 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 18:15:14 BDT
T. S. C. says:
'G. Heron says:

T.S.C.

"That's pretty much my reading of it too. "

The other issue is that the Bible is supposed to written by people who were inspired by god, this leaves room for these people to also be influenced by the social norms and practices in their society and this leaves more room fr interpreting which bits are which. The Koran on the other hand is supposed to have been direct from god so the room for reinterpretation must be very slim.'

Yes, that's a very good point GH. The Bible I think allows a little more flexibility simply because there are a number of people's stories from all walks of life and different times, whereas as you say if the Koran is given direct to one man then this is far less able to be reinterpreted I would think.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 18:13:03 BDT
Kleist says:
'I you have failed to comprehend who said what Mr Anthony Wilde.'

Yes, I you am always doing that.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2013 18:11:55 BDT
Kleist says:
Evidence for what Mr Carrieri? There is no law against reviewing a book, I've reviewed many.

But it is against Amazon rules to promote one on these threads, so I think I will report you for that. (I wasn't going to bother, but you've changed my mind).

Which ad hominem comment are you referring to?
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