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Comments from our visitors

Part 1: Excerpts from postive and negative
Emails received from visitors to this web site:

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If you are easily upset at expressions of raw hatred and threats of violence, please do not read any further.

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Background:

This site defines religious tolerance as:

"... accepting the right of others to follow their own spiritual paths freely, even if they are different from your own."

Tolerance is a very frightening concept to some people. They react with fear, which sometimes becomes transformed into hatred and threats of violence.

Many devout believers feel that their God will horrendously punish people in the afterlife if they do not follow certain very specific teachings. They are heavily and desperately motivated to try to save as many people as possible from Hell. Many would like any religious material that does not match their beliefs to be removed from the Internet. Some believe that God will send plagues, new STIs, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. in the near future to those areas of the world where people deviate from certain teachings.

And so, they react with hatred towards our web site. I hope that these folks never become organized . Together they could form an group that is more hate-filled than ISIS / ISIL / The Islamic State.

Meanwhile, some Agnostics, Atheists, and secularists believe that all religions are profoundly evil, are deluding people, and have inspired wars and other conflicts. They would like to have the Internet free of any positive material on religion.

Our web site may be seen as short-circuiting these goals. because it explains the full range of conflicting beliefs:

On the other hand, we also receive a lot of positive, supporting comments. They outnumber the negative ones by about three or four to one.

In the list below, we will alternate:

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A negative comment, with

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A typical positive comment.

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Typical positive and negative comments:

bullet We start with an Email from an Atheist -- the only hate Email in the almost 20 years that our website has been online to come from a self-identified Atheist She wrote:
"Hi. You are all fu--ing idiots that need to die. You will never see heaven cause GOD does not exist. I know this because of people like you. I hope you get hit by a car tomorrow, or just have a heart attack, or just choke on your rod. f--k off and merry fu--ing christmas," We are still trying to figure out what set her off.
bullet"...your website is absolutely awesome... i feel that it has given me more information about religions than i have ever dreamed of knowing.. it has also helped me find a belief system that i can incorporate with my life."
 
bullet"Get the f--k out of canada bunch of a-- hole[s]   take of[f] the toilette paper that you got on you heab , bunch of bastar.   you people must have  louse on you head.   bastar what a f--king race you are." (The derogatory "toilet paper"and "louse" references may indicate that the sender of the Email assumes that our staff wear a form of head covering, like Jews, Muslims, or Sikhs often do. We don't, although I did wear a hat recently because it was -20? C [-4 F} outside. This hate Email seems to have been triggered by a court decision granting religious freedom to Sikhs in Canada.
bullet"The work that you are doing is so very important and I wish you all the best in your endeavor....I....found that the essays were again the same fine quality of information without a biased opinion and judgmental tone."
 
bullet "I found an error on your Islamic website. The header includes the word "tolerance". This obviously has to be a mistake as Islam is the most in-tolerant false satanic religion on planet earth. You nun killing c--k s---ers. I truly hope you die a horrible death. You've earned it. (This Email arrived a day after a Roman Catholic nun, her bodyguard, and hospital employee were killed in Somolia -- an event apparently triggered by reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's comment from a 16th century book that Islam is evil.)
bullet"I am sure that the real Christians and Muslims among us who are true to what their faiths teach them would never create the kind of problems that we see blighting our world today. It's nice to see that there are interfaith websites [like yours] that try to promote peace and understanding between people of different faiths. God knows we need it in this crazy, mixed-up world of ours!" (This Email arrived just before the above Email)
 
bullet"Being a Hindu, a true Hindu in all sense I must say that your site is one of the worst ever one, trying to propagate your "Christian" religion using another religion, that is Hinduism. Its a shame that you guys are no better than some sick worms which live on the dirt of others. (Sick) Sucks! Ugh!" (The subject of the Email was "You deserve worse than a death threat.")
bullet"What a pleasure to find your informative site. It's always difficult to explain to my Christian friends about other traditional celebrations."
 
bullet"as red necks we done want to kill any fu--ers what done said jesus was a faggot. if it was a ni--er me and my boys done need to know."
bullet"I have never seen your web site before and I am happy that I came across it. It is nice to see somebody speaking of tolerance and not about how great their 'true church' is. Lot©s of good information to read, well written, and nice footnotes."
 
bullet"Your site is nothing but a lot of hate filled, anti-Christian bull. PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT PUBLISH SUCH GARBAGE SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY AND NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN TO SPEAK AND TRY TO TAKE GOD OUT OF EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH."
bullet"As a conservative Christian, I'm happy to see that you always strive to present every point of view, allowing the reader to choose for themselves how to understand the issue at hand."
 
bullet"YOU ARE ALL GOING TO BURN IN HELL IF YOU DON'T STOP THESE LIES."
bullet"Your site has helped to open my eyes to the rich and compelling beliefs and cultures of the world.  This site has enlightened me to the reality of human religion and the benefits of the religions of the world outside of American Christianity."

bullet"You people deserve to die a very painful death. If I was God, I would kill you all. If I ever see one of you anwywere I will smash your faces in and slit your throuat to hear you gurgling on your blood. Ya know, one daysomeone is just gonna show up at your doorstep guns blazin and blow all your heads away."
bullet"I have been very intolerant and even hateful toward Muslims, Catholics, and others, but I feel that there is a distinct change in my feelings after reading your site."
 
bullet"you stupid fu--ing idiots . BLOW youre stupid fu--ing heads off and leave the innocent alone. suck my ... you stupid fu--ing camel suckers.
bullet"Quite frankly you are doing what some religious organizations cringe at; telling the truth.  I salute you for putting the truth and facts out there for all to see." 
 
bullet"YOUR WHOLE WEB, YOUR WHOLE BELIEVES "ARE TRULY MISTAKEN. CRIMINALS! ONE DAY, THE GOD YOU ARE SAYING IS YOUR GUIDANCE WILL CUT IN PIECES ALL OF YOU "PROPHETS" OF EVIL. YOU SERVANTS OF SATAN."
bullet"Not only do you provide a wealth of information unmatched by any other single site, but you impart it alongside a measure of fairness, tolerance, and humanity that sometimes seems to be sorely lacking when it comes to discussing the topic of religion."
 
bullet "You are a bunch of hypocrites.. religious intolerance my ass.. your organization stole their trade mark.. you are nothing but a bunch a k-kes who should be arrested." [We are unaware of having stolen a trade mark].
bullet"Don't let psychotic fundamentalist/fantatics "get in your way. What you do is great, and while some people are too damn stupid to realize it, you open a lot of people's eyes towards the beliefs of others. I congratulate you on that, it's something that very few people are willing to do."
 
bullet"You're all a bunch of sick bastards and I will personaly "make it my goal to kill every single one of you lot, seperate "your bones on all corners of the world and sh-t on your graves."
bullet"I will be back to look at other pages on other religions with considerable trust in your presentation...The world will never be a safe place until people respect the religious beliefs of others."
 
bullet"If I ever see one of you people in the street...i shall slit your throats and f--k your children. you evil sick muthafu--ers. I hope you all burn in hell and when you do, I ...shall be there waiting for you and rape you brutally till the end of time, you fu--ers...!!!!!! You're all dead and I will f--k all your mothers. I'll rape your followers and see how you all like it. Evil Muthafu--ers !!!!!! I will make it my goal in life to stalk you all and kill every last one of you evil fu--ers."
bullet"Keep up the great work. I can't tell you how much peace I feel as a result of solving the conflict that existed between my head and my heart. I could not have found that peace without the informative and balanced essays on your site. You do great work."
 

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This topic continues in the next essay with a balance of positive and negative emails

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