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Maxwell was right to say Neil was right :0

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Seems there's a major disconnect between eastern and western thinking.
Apparently they're not angry that the west has killed them as collateral damage, because that was just "individuals"?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/world/middleeast/muslims-rage-over-film-fueled-by-culture-divide.html

Good article, but scary.

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Missing The Point

by dogknees In reply to Maxwell was right to say ...

The article seems to intentionally exclude all religions and belief systems different to the three named. Indeed it's written as though there are no belief systems outside of Judaism Christianity and Islam.

I am all for respecting people, but I will not alter my behavior to suit others while their words directly attack my beliefs almost ever time they open their mouths.

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All abrahamic religions are based on a very dodgy basis...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Missing The Point

But the thing I thought was interesting about the article is how it lays bare the attitudes felt by some people there, and how fundamentally different it is.

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So close...

by CharlieSpencer In reply to All abrahamic religions a ...

Try "All abrahamic religions are based on a very dodgy basis..."

Oh, great. Now there's a mob at my door.

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The Oatmeal said it best:

by AnsuGisalas In reply to So close...

Religion? Fine, just keep it to yourself.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

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I always thought Robert Heinlein said it best.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to The Oatmeal said it best:

"But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it."

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ayep, even those that call their religion atheism - nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to I always thought Robert H ...
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Sacred Doctrine

by dogknees In reply to All abrahamic religions a ...

As far as I'm concerned, there is no such thing, so it can't be insulted. Same with insulting an alleged deity. How can one insult something that doesn't exist? It's a literal nonsense.

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Maybe it's just me, but

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Maxwell was right to say ...

in order for me to feel insulted I have to value the opinion of the person speaking. If someone obviously doesn't know what he's talking about, I don't care what he says.

The other thing I don't get is why people offended by an obscure item insist on publicizing it, drawing attention it would not have enjoyed without their screaming.

But I'm not religious; maybe that would change my opinions. I agreed with the article; this is more of a culture clash than a religious one.

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That's just it; there's a huge fundamental disconnect there...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Maybe it's just me, but

I mean, to us it doesn't make any sense, we would basically have to fake outrage over stuff like that.
But they're not faking it (except some movement leaders possibly), we can't begin to understand or predict them. That's what we have to learn. And that's why we have to stop meddling. We don't know what the effects will be, and they might be the opposite of what we want.

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"we would basically have to fake outrage over stuff like that."

by CharlieSpencer In reply to That's just it; there's a ...

We would? Who's 'we'? The western world?

Are you old enough to remember the protests when 'Jesus Christ Superstar' first opened? Isn't it illegal in Germany to question the Holocaust? Some elected members of the US government have repeatedly tried (and failed) to pass a law making it illegal to burn our flag. Some 'fans' riot when their sports teams lose. Geez, some riot when they WIN.

I don't think 'we' are as far removed from this as we think we are.

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