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Old 05-28-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I encourage you to see the movie:
The stoning of Soraya M.

So sick - her young sons threw the first stones. Sick mentality. I have zero respect for this culture.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I encourage you to see the movie:
The stoning of Soraya M.

So sick - her young sons threw the first stones. Sick mentality. I have zero respect for this culture.
A review of the movie by movie critic Lindy West




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Lindy West writes about film, popular culture, lady stuff, animal attacks, and amusing garbage she finds on the ground. She is Film Editor at The Stranger, Seattle’s alternative newsweekly.
The Stoning of Soraya M is little more than boring racism. Christian extremists will love it


The Stoning of Soraya M puts on a good face – it seems to be a morality tale about misogyny and religious extremism and the deadliness of inaction. Its central message (hey, how about NOT stoning ladies to death?) is admirable. And a lot of people will probably like it. Those people are mostly wrong.

"Based on a true story," the preface crows, the film is about a woman (eponymous) from a small village in Iran, who is framed for adultery by her husband then stoned to death in the town square. A French journalist (Jim Caviezel, no stranger to, uh, Abrahamically brutal cinema) becomes stranded in the town a few weeks after the stoning and receives the story – in hushed tones that melt into flashbacks – from Soraya's aunt, one of those feisty, prerevolutionary intellectuals now veiled but not cowed.

Death by stoning, of course, is a thing that happens in the world – a true story, if you want – but Soraya M paints the circumstance with such a broad brush that it tells no truth at all. Soraya's husband is nothing but a monster: a violent, bearded, swarthy terror who'd like nothing more than to publicly murder his wife so he can marry a child (the other men of the town are either corrupt or retarded). Oh, the world's most evil cartoon man is pro-stoning? You don't say. That's not truth: it's boring racism.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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A review of the movie by movie critic Lindy West






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You did nothing to change my mind.

I think the following link is closer to an unbiased reality:
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/05...e-first-stone/

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Old 05-28-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Reason religion should be banned
Religion in itself is not necessarily a bad thing.

Religion is a bad thing when people try forcing their religious beliefs onto others and when it causes people to ignore facts and/or logic.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Berkeley, S.F. Bay Area
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There just aren't words.....

And then to think what we've allowed to happen to our own country as a result of our PC foolishness.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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Religion in itself is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Religion is a bad thing when people try forcing their religious beliefs onto others and when it causes people to ignore facts and/or logic.
--> that's precisely what it does, making it necessarily a bad thing. Religion is always bad because of the stupid, irrational mentality it promotes. It encapsulates everything hateable about our species.
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