Started by no-excuses, March 29, 2014, 08:51:52 PM
Quote from: MagetheEntertainer on June 28, 2014, 01:10:57 PMI may be mistaken but isn't there only 1 version of the Koran as well, unlike the bible which has like 50 different interpretations of it? That is probably one of the reasons why muslims think Islam is more absolute then Christians do.
Quote from: Brian37 on June 13, 2014, 07:37:12 AMFor the same reason Christianity did during the Dark Ages. Xenophobia and not enough exposure to the outside world. Paranoia and fear. And it does not help that the head character in both books is a tribal gang leader that expects submission and blind loyalty.
Quote from: Munch on August 12, 2014, 05:51:42 PMIslamic people are a lot more primitive then other countries. You can measure human development across the world even today, when you look at studies of tribal groups in the amazon, Australia and Bolivia and how these tribal groups can be as primitive today as they were hundreds to even a few thousand years ago, you understand how certain types of people do take longer to develop then others, and given the harse landscape of islamic countries its no surprise they are as backwards as they are when compared to western countries. this is why they are so hyped about their cave painting sky gods.
Quote from: no-excuses on March 29, 2014, 08:51:52 PMwe all remember the low budget crappy movie on youtube that was targeting and insulting Muhammed. and we, for sure recall the consequences for that action...Globally.Now, why Islam has zero tolerance toward crossing the red lines?I will go a head and assume that islam is probably the only well known and global religion that absolutely don't tolerate criticism...It is like an unconditional love. there is always or at least most of the times a tendency for violence and agitation. Literacy and poetry were so important among Arab before Islam that people who were good at it were actually very respected and wealthy..they were pleasing kings and amusing the public..the art of using the language was a fundamental part of their heritage. without it, you wouldn't be able to describe Arab! So that was briefly the environment in which Mohammed started his campaign for Islam....Of course Qura'an is the main script and if you didn't know about this, Qura'an is written with top notch art of language technique..it literally appealed to people..I'm a former Muslim and I read qura'an in original Arabic...when you translate qura'an to another language it loses it is power and influence comparing to the original Arabic in which the expression is almighty and everything is ten times magnified whether it is threatening or promising, also the way qura'an is usually been read with loud voice and some musical tone in it to produce an outcome of majestic opera like presentation.To make it simple. It is like the difference between William Shakespeare and will-iam. My point is..Muslims has been fed the majestic words of Qura'an with voices full of threat sometimes and promise heaven some other times.. Allah, Mohammed and Qura'an are the three re lines you don't want to cross. it is embedded in people's mind, it is representing everything...it is non-questionable...they will get violent. At least verbally.Uneducated crowd will do anything they ill be told by the Mulla...so no surprises.
Quote from: theorange4 on October 28, 2014, 09:17:31 PMI am curious, if you could, give me an example of where the original Arabic version is more powerful than, say, an English version?
Quote from: Mister Agenda on October 29, 2014, 09:41:23 AMZero tolerance seems like a low estimate of the degree of tolerance. If it was zero, wouldn't a billion Muslims have rioted over that movie instead of just a thousand or so?