Originally posted by divegeester
Your righteous indignation is misplaced and fruitless. Do you think the views of idiots like dasa and RJHinds represent the majority view point of Christians (or otherwise) on this forum? Why not stay and debate them instead of running off like a little girl under the pretense of your super-sensitive disposition being offend? If your issue is with the ed effect (a little like our JW friends actually). Are you certain this is not all about you?
We criticize Christianity because it is the most popular religion on here. As far as I know it there are no regular Islamic posters on here.
I don't agree with your appraisal of the situation. I too felt extremely unnerved by johnny's comments recently, but what struck me is the poster and not the words so much. So far Johnny has been an intelligent, funny poster, with decent viewpoints expressed in his " take no prisoners" approach to posting.
I found his "Death to all Muslims" op as extremely inciteful and incredibly short-sighted. Indeed I thought it was a joke op, but it seems as if it was written on all honesty - possibly with a couple of ales to bring about his courage to post that.
Now don't try to tell me that you would equally welcome an op (and an attack on Christianity), worded the same as the op mentioned above, where "Muslims" is replaced with "Christians" .
Death to all Christians??? Are you telling me you would've been alright with that? C'mon, tell me str8, Dive.
Also this episode has highlighted how uneducated some regular posters (other than dasa and rj) , are on here.
If all Muslim people were as some posters have made out, then they would've 'Jihaded' all over the place, considering the significant following of Islam in the world today.
There have been some powerful documentaries about the reality of these "cell" groups and Islamic extremists. It seems as if these organizations - the ones who are rightfully labelled "extremists" and "extremely dangerous" , recruit young (males usually) who are fed extremists propaganda, which mixed with the dangerous beliefs, with words taken out of context of the Quran/Koran , create an extremely difficult problem to deal with.
Now let's everybody not forget why Islam is our new enemy. If the all powerful U.S. had no common enemy then how would they justify the trillions spent on "defence" every year? The Vietnamese were no fun. The Russians fell apart.
These terrorists and their overly-offensive tactics are perfect for the U.S. to label as their new enemy - despite actual low number of extremists that actually engage in this stuff.
But to somehow include all of Islam, a religion that is hugely powerful over many millions of people's lives - despite the majority of these Islamic people being in favour of peace and tolerance - the U.S. has "made" an enemy that is portrayed as a real force to be reckoned with.
Whose best interest was it to keep Bin Lauden alive for so long?
Who benefitted from the war in Iraq?
Do any people out there realize the reasons for independent journalism ?
Without it, we would be f****d. The balance in our world would be more out of whack than it is now, which would give the powers that be more reason to control us and use us until we die.
Thank "God" for grass roots movements. The people in these groups spend their whole lives actively putting their arses on the line so that people who spend comfortable lives in the burbs can exist as freely as they are now.
And despite these "middle class" people mostly not having a clue about why they enjoy the lives that they do, these independent folk carry on regardless, often forsaking their own happiness ,livelyhoods and in some cases their own lives, for the sake of standing up for what is right.