Wednesday, July 14, 2004


verlaine retorts:
is teaching not a means of promoting?

yes verlaine, to a certain extent it is. i admit, teaching a doctrine could be taken as a "promotion." but a teaching on sin doesn't necessarily mean that one promotes sin, does it? if i teach someone how to survive in the ocean if their ship sinks, would it also mean that i taught them how to drown themselves properly so that their deaths would be frighteningly quick? i wonder what survival training would include that. a teaching or doctrine taken in a negative or prohibitive sense would mean a whole new world completely alien to that which you've been musing about. and that's the stuff i wanted to know earlier. after all, islam prohibits a lot of things as well as promotes right?

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