Started by SGOS, June 18, 2014, 09:01:56 AM
Quote from: Hydra009 on June 18, 2014, 02:02:08 PMI never thought I'd be saying this, but the Heritage Foundation is right. Sharia (and more broadly, theocracy of any sort) is the problem. The problem is the constant attempts by the religious to subvert secularism, seize control over the state, and impose religious law to the detriment of virtually everything and everyone else. And this conflict is playing out over vast swathes of the world, not just the Middle East.
Quote from: Solitary on June 18, 2014, 04:22:00 PMSome of them have spoken against the terrorist and insist like Christians that a religious war is about love and freedom, not violence. However, the Old Testament and the Quran contradict that, and also the New Testament if read as is for the most part. I do believe most Christians are more civilized than most Muslims, but there are those that pay the price for the radicals in both religions. I'd like to see the moderate Islamics and Christians get together with secular organizations to censor radical religious beliefs that bring more harm than any imagined good by the insane religious. Solitary
Quote from: Hakurei Reimu on June 18, 2014, 03:37:00 PMPeaceful Muslims make themselves irrelevant to peace by not speaking out against their more violent brothers and sisters. If and when they start speaking up against Jihadists, they'll be relevant.
Quote from: Cocoa Beware on June 20, 2014, 05:30:07 PMI dont understand the loud woman's point.Peaceful people dont really matter anywhere... therefore lets get our hackles up about everyone?
Quote from: Cocoa Beware on June 20, 2014, 09:13:15 PMThe problem I have is that Muslims are anything but a unified people, and as such very much distinct from Nazi Germany or WW2 "Bushido" Japan.Its an extraordinarily diverse 1.8 billion, and conflicted amongst themselves almost as much as with others. Now if you want to claim that there are a number of Muslim nations who are ruled by repressive regimes who for example kill people for being atheists or homosexuals then you can compare these states to the Nazis or whomever you feel like.