Science flew men to the moon. Where are the Muslim voices raised over the terrible injustice of incidents like these? Afghanistan, Cambodia, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have only one line per 1, people.
We do, occasionally, see religion reasonably: But when those crackpots issue veiled threats to try to sway government policy, we should lose whatever tolerance we had for the general foolishness of religions and those who follow their leaders.
People are allowed to believe whatever they like, and listen to whatever crackpot they choose. I am outraged by clerics in the Middle East and elsewhere who preach violence against Westerners.
When it does harm others, it must be exposed for what it is and dealt with. So lost and self-loathing, so bereft of hope or pride, that they can look into the hallucinated face of their imaginary oppressor and feel unbounded love and gratitude for the additional suffering it has declined, as yet, to visit upon them.
The cartoons in question are harmless unless, of course, the offended Muslims decide to bring harm upon themselves by resorting to violence. Most crucially, and again most painfully, being right and being good support the American self to an almost tautologous degree: We hear that violence is not in the Koran, that Islam means peace, that this is a hijacking by extremists and a smear campaign and so on.
Where there is doubt, there is freedom. Ubi dubium ibi libertas.
On the US-led side, then, we need not only a revolution in consciousness but an adaptation of national character: By any standard, a policeman poking through your handbag or back pack is a search. It can be taught as a myth, sure; as an underpinning to much rich culture.
If moderate Muslims believe there should be no compassion shown to the girl from Qatif, then what exactly makes them so moderate? Alikhat What do I dislike about theism? The way intolerance is raised to the lofty heights of "Truth".
I demand apology for the amputations that are carried out in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Nigeria. There is no salvation within the church. How many of them then transfer that figure to America and come up with 14m?is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
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