A priest, a rabbi and a quranist…

and so the joke goes. Last night however was no joke. I attended an event promoting scripture and reasoning between the three ‘Abrahamic Faiths’ . I sat a table with a rabbi and a priest (very lovely people). When it came to my turn to introduce myself, I did and lo and behold! ….I was rudely interrupted by a Traditionalist. He was like ‘what about the letters of the prophet bla bla bla’. So I replied, since he just spoke about ‘no compulsion in deen’, why was he accepting hadith from the same source which says ‘whoever changes his religion, kill him’ ? He actually said ‘this isnt true, there’s so such hadith’ !!!!!. This is when the ironic happened, the priest actually said he’s seen this debate before and that there was such a hadith. That shut up our Traditionalist friend…for the rest of the dinner.

Moral of the lesson: Dont try to hide your beliefs for fear of embarassment. Be honest and brave. Research your beliefs thoroughly. Because people know…oh they KNOW.

One thing good though, some good honest discussion came from that little tiff…


About Farouk A. Peru
I am a human being in the world, blogging my existence. My thought systems may be found in my website: www.farouk.name

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