1. Standard memberDragon Fire
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    26 Nov '07 20:391 edit
    Get arrested for naming a bear "Mohamed".

    What a joke?

    With this sort of mentality how can we take Islam seriously?
  2. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    26 Nov '07 20:50
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Get arrested for naming a bear "Mohamed".

    What a joke?

    With this sort of mentality how can we take Islam seriously?
    Well, obviously you can't. Why do you think you ought to be able to?
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    27 Nov '07 10:21
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Get arrested for naming a bear "Mohamed".

    What a joke?

    With this sort of mentality how can we take Islam seriously?
    What do you mean by "take Islam seriously"?

    Why should you take it less seriously because some of its followers are serious about their religion?

    Do you think that Christians would not do the same? It has happened many many times in the past (persecution by Christians for blasphemy).

    There are several issues:
    1. Do the actions of followers of a religion reflect on the religion? If so can we do the same for Christianity based on any group of followers past or present?
    2. If a religion calls for its followers to demand respect from others is it a reason to take said religion "less seriously"?
    3. What does it mean to take a religion 'seriously'? Does it mean to grant its followers some respect? Does it mean to accept the possibility that its teachings are true? Does it mean to take a live and let live policy?
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    27 Nov '07 17:00
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Get arrested for naming a bear "Mohamed".

    What a joke?

    With this sort of mentality how can we take Islam seriously?
    It takes the same type of mentality that allows the editors of a Gay magazine be prosecuted and found guilty under blasphemy laws in the UK.

    Both are wrong. Get rid of religion from politics and the law, whether Christian, Islam or any other.
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    27 Nov '07 17:12
    Originally posted by znsho
    It takes the same type of mentality that allows the editors of a Gay magazine be prosecuted and found guilty under blasphemy laws in the UK.

    Both are wrong. Get rid of religion from politics and the law, whether Christian, Islam or any other.
    There would be no structure then...
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    27 Nov '07 18:31
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    There would be no structure then...
    What do you mean?
  7. DonationPawnokeyhole
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    27 Nov '07 18:44
    Originally posted by znsho
    What do you mean?
    Does he mean: flog the thoughtless bint for the greater good?
  8. DonationPawnokeyhole
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    27 Nov '07 18:44
    Originally posted by znsho
    What do you mean?
    Does he mean: flog the thoughtless bint for the greater good?
  9. Standard memberRed Night
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    27 Nov '07 19:30
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Well, obviously you can't. Why do you think you ought to be able to?
    If there is a God, I am certain that he/she would want us to all be more tolerant of each other's belief systems.
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