Started by GSOgymrat, December 10, 2018, 06:15:54 PM
Quote from: Unbeliever on December 12, 2018, 01:25:20 PMChristianity, when it began, was also a political doctrine, because in those days religion and politics were inseparable. It's getting to be that way again, unfortunately.
Quote from: Mike Cl on December 12, 2018, 02:43:29 PMYes--that!
Quote from: GSOgymrat on December 10, 2018, 06:15:54 PMI know this video is largely preaching to the choir but I think Drew makes some good points. The four defenses of Islam he addresses are:1. Criticizing Islam is hateful or racist.2. All the bad parts of Islam are not true Islam.3. Bad things exist in every religion so singling out Islam is unfair.4. You're criticizing women's rights in Islam but not asking Muslim women how they feel.
Quote from: Mike Cl on December 13, 2018, 10:03:47 AMBut none---none--are good or productive; unless you are the leader or one of them, then one can get wealth, unlimited sex and personal power. That's the real name of the game!
Quote from: Unbeliever on December 13, 2018, 01:38:44 PMJeez, where do I sign up!?
Quote from: Unbeliever on December 13, 2018, 01:42:11 PMI think it's funny when conservatives constantly tell liberals what liberals believe.
Quote from: Hydra009 on December 13, 2018, 03:10:19 PMThere was a thread like that, something along the lines of "why do liberals love Islam?" only to be informed through the comments that they do not in fact love Islam. Part of me wants to believe that this was taken to heart and that opinion got reassessed. Part of me suspects otherwise.
Quote from: Hijiri Byakuren on December 12, 2018, 11:23:47 AMIâ€™ve never defended Islam, just the suckers raised in it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
QuoteMy "defense" is simply that Americans shouldn't freak out when they see someone wearing a turban nor fly into a rage upon learning that a mosque is planned to be constructed in NYC.
QuoteStereotyping is strongly related to cultural conservatism and views were even more polarized among those favorable to President Donald Trump, the report found. For example, Democrats believe that a majority of Muslims (67 percent) wanted to fit in, yet Republicans believed only 36 percent did. And when comparing Muslims and Christians, Democrats evaluated Muslims slightly more favorably than Christians (+15 vs +11), whereas Republicans evaluated them much less favorably (-4 vs +24).