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iNTANGiBLE  posted on Sep 09, 2010 11:45:09 PM - Report post

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Mr Jones had also been visited by the FBI a number of times on Thursday.


That could be one reason.

And who do you mean by terrorists, man?

 
Realusionist  posted on Sep 10, 2010 4:19:20 PM - Report post

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If we believe in Freedom of Expression of Ideas no matter it is the First Amendment or not, we should be able to accept it as someone or some group of people opinions toward specific subject.
We all watch comedy movies which not just bible but the Christ himself is brought to question and laughter. I don't recall any Christian burn car tires or burn a county's flag.
When it comes to third world countries things change.

Many western and mostly American specialist on foreign affair stated it's a wrong doing but not for the the concept it's own, but for the aftermath of it's reflections in middle east specially Afghanistan and US troops.

But when it comes to social and cultural matters it's naive to thing what i respect "should" be counted as the same by others.

What kind of sacracy could be, which be offended by drawing a picture or burnt?

 
Neo7  posted on Sep 10, 2010 7:06:22 PM - Report post

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I think a part of it is that the rest of the world does not realize how strong of a "sphere of influence" that Christianity has on the US. You would be surprised at how cranky the stubborn Christians can get when things do not go their way. If you want a good example, go look at the severe amount of complaints and threats of boycotting several huge stores for using the phrases "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" with the reason that Happy Holidays isn't Christian (Link).

I know there are some communities that are mostly or all Christian that are completely hostile to anyone that isn't a Christian. It can get pretty ugly in terms of manners.

 
fault2k  posted on Sep 10, 2010 7:15:59 PM - Report post

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I think a part of it is that the rest of the world does not realize how strong of a "sphere of influence" that Christianity has on the US. You would be surprised at how cranky the stubborn Christians can get when things do not go their way. If you want a good example, go look at the severe amount of complaints and threats of boycotting several huge stores for using the phrases "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" with the reason that Happy Holidays isn't Christian (Link).

I know there are some communities that are mostly or all Christian that are completely hostile to anyone that isn't a Christian. It can get pretty ugly in terms of manners.

Its people like that I take great pleasure in saying to there face, YOUR GOD ISNT REAL!

But that's just me, I don't see what an Atheist has to do with this.

 
xXAgitoXx  posted on Sep 11, 2010 3:07:20 AM - Report post

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I don't really have a religion, I believe in a god but I don't always agree with the things some of the other religions practices. This is another thing I disagree on. Their 'god' may not be in the book, and it may just be a lump of paper, but it's what that lump of paper stands for. I'm pretty sure the christian community would have a massive heart attack if a bunch of muslims started burning bibles.

And furthermore, just because it's legal, does not mean that it is right. What justifies insulting an entire group of people? A group of people who are innocent! The Islam that Al qaeda and the terrorists believe in is different to the Islam in the Quaran. So now instead of just having a group of terrorists bombing you, now you're also angering the Islams as well? This whole thing just reeks of stupidity and hatred. If maybe we could all put our differences aside, we could all get along? At the very least I think the Christians should keep out of the Muslims business and vice versa.

It's stupid stuff like this that made me give up sticking to a religion.

 
Foxxie-kun  posted on Sep 11, 2010 3:37:30 AM - Report post

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Makes me want to hold a National "Burn any holy book you want" day, where the only catch is, if you burn a holy book for a religion that is not your own, you will be made to burn your own first.

Seriously, the world would have turned out so much nicer without the shackles of oppression that Christianity and Islam forced into their beliefs (Bible says "Take slaves from countries outside of your own", Koran says "Women are made to serve man", etc.).

I hate the religions in themselves for what they've been twisted into by the puny minds behind the "Happy Holidays" bollocks and how they ignore that Christmas is nothing more than a big 3 month shopping spree rather than a celebration of Jesus' life and death and rebirth as it had been in times where you couldn't MAKE presents, much less buy a dozen iPods and a PS3 or four for the grandkids...

There are good people behind every faith, but the bad ones send their messages much louder than the good ever try to anymore. This Pastor has half of the right idea. We need to return the Religious front to the more wholesome and selfless spiritual roots they were made for rather than use them to further hatred, greed, and bigotry. Any REAL Christian in this day and age would be honored to allow a same sex marriage in their church because it's stated RIGHT IN THE FREAKING BIBLE that Love is a Sacred thing given to us by God. Hell, Jesus loved humanity so much he died for EVERY person to be saved despite their sins. Selfless love is what Christianity should look at for same sex couples, not assume it's unclean just because the bedroom is a taboo subject to them...

But I digress, if I had the money for a dozen bibles, a dozen Korans, and a few other religious texts, I'd burn them all together to symbolize that no matter how desperately we cling to our faith, we are ALL human, ALL finite in our life, and we will ALL return to Mother Gaia as nature intends for us, along with all of our books, texts, scrolls, and computers. Anything not etched into stone will be destroyed almost as soon as we are gone, and even stone itself isn't eternal.

The earth reclaims all, so it has been, so it shall always be.

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