All Muslims are…

 
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14 September 2012 01:36
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17 September 2012 16:30
 

Laboring under the same fundamental delusion.

 
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17 September 2012 17:25
 
Hannah2 - 13 September 2012 11:36 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19588575

...not alike.

It’s good to see Muslims like this.  Just wish they were a little more vocal. But then again, I see Christians acting badly and don’t get too loud.  I think it’s because I have so little in common with the Westboro Baptists of the world that I don’t even consider myself part of the same tribe. Perhaps that’s how Muslims see the violent ones.

 
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17 September 2012 19:10
 

True but essentially obscurantist. Quality of character varies from person to person and is not incumbent upon worldview. But that fact simply has nothing to do with the criticism of ideas.

The toxic nature of religious ideology is manifested by simply reading it. We don’t need to stereotype groups of people, either in the negative or positive, in order to conclude that their religious ideas are ridiculous and harmful.

 
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18 September 2012 00:04
 

.. confused about the meaning of freedom.

 
 
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Jezuz_Alrighty - 17 September 2012 10:04 PM

.. confused about the meaning of freedom.

I think they value “obedience” to the doctrine more than freedom.  Picture a mosque full of men bowing simultaneously toward Mecca.

 
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Hannah2 - 17 September 2012 10:42 PM
Jezuz_Alrighty - 17 September 2012 10:04 PM

.. confused about the meaning of freedom.

I think they value “obedience” to the doctrine more than freedom.  Picture a mosque full of men bowing simultaneously toward Mecca.

I see those pictures of them. I see the picture of the Ayatollahs shaking their fingers at followers. It seems the ultimate peer pressure. The fear of death if you don’t follow the demands of the leaders and what they teach. Every fellow citizen or family member is an informant. Of coarse they bow in obedience.

I never had to be brave for the freedom I enjoy but I do hold great reverence for those who where. All it takes is one of them they can look to that is brave. Someone, all people can see, is more worthy of following than a holy man.

Its easy for me to point a finger at them and call them foolish. Its not lost on me, that we have our own home grown zealots here in the USA.  I am quite sure that many Christian leaders would have no trouble inciting the same kind of violence if they could get away with it.

Free people are less willing to be obedient to anything, as long as their belly’s are full. I think poverty has a lot to do with the ability to be controlled. Maybe ” influenced” is a better word.

 
 
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Hannah2 - 17 September 2012 10:42 PM

[I think they value “obedience” to the doctrine more than freedom.

Not surprising since Islam means ‘surrender’ to the will of God.

 
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Hannah2 - 13 September 2012 11:36 PM

All Muslims are…not alike.

But all Qurans are.

 
 
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23 September 2012 15:51
 

LOL Touché.