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Old 01-13-2015, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Delahanty View Post
There is truth to what you say, but I'm not buying their commentary.

I'm the biggest bag of wind around here when it comes to pointing out that fanatical Muslims appear to be winning instead of the peaceful ones, so I am no apologist for Islam. Nor am I in any way even implying that any of those savage murders were deserved.

I did see those cartoons, and they were hateful and disgusting. Satire (not that only satirists have free speech) makes a point. These cartoons were nothing more than blasphemy. Taking something considered sacred, and treating it profanely, should be denounced by everyone. The response to the crucified Jesus in a jar of urine, and an exhibit featuring Mary surrounded by and smeared with elephant dung was outrage and a lot of letter-writing here in the U.S. That's what should have happened in France, too. Instead, people are marching for the right to blaspheme.

It boils down to that pesky conscience again which, for many, appears to have been tossed out with the Golden Rule. Laws should not restrict speech or conduct, but one's conscience and respect for others should, and decent people everywhere should say so.

Obviously, I am not Charlie.
You must not watch South Park, they have much more mocking of religion (Christianity, Mormons, Muslims, Jews, etc etc) than either of those you mention, and it's been getting away with it for years with no letter-writing campaigns trying to stop them, thank God.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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This must be escalation after years of failed letter-writing campaigns regarding blasphemy.

Two weeks ago, most of the world had never heard of this newspaper. Now we have people claiming they're just out to attack the Muslims. Yeah, right. It's pretty damn hard for me to buy into your narrative of "religion of peace" when followers of said peaceful religion show up to spread their message of love and tolerance with pipe bombs and Kalashnikovs. That's some peace-loving stuff right there. The radical Muslims put themselves out there as a target and they're suddenly surprised when people take pot shots at them? El- oh - friggin' L.

Delehanty, your definition of hateful and disgusting is another person's definition of hilarious and appropriate. What makes you more right than the other person? You're entitled to your opinion, but you're not entitled to force your opinion on others. I'm just using your post as an illustration, not saying you are forcing your opinion on others.

These radicals need to chill out and meditate, smoke a bowl, have a beer, whatever. The way they're trying to sell their religion, well, ain't nobody buying.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:35 PM
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Watching the evening news today they were interviewing Muslims on the streets of Paris and the one stated that C. H. was going to start a "civil war". Either they managed to pick out a real extremist or this guy's opinions actually reflect the more moderate Muslims.
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