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Old 12-09-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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The moral equivalency is strong in this one.

I'm a Christian, and you are absolutely right that I would love to see some changes in how this country is run. We try to effect such changes by doing things like voting our consciences, writing letters to our congressmen, signing petitions, trying to persuade people to our positions, and so on. We don't gun down random people while shouting "Praise Jesus!"

If you can't see the difference between how Christians try to effect change and how Muslims do it, I would suggest removing your head from the sand and taking a closer look.
If you can't see who I am talking about when I talk about Conservative Christians changing the way this country is run, you have the issue, not me. I am CLEARLY not talking about middle of the road, sane Christians.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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For the most part (I hesitate to say that), the roles are flipped. People who wanted Confederate flag censorship don't want Muslim attire censorship, and vice-versa. I made the observation that some of the same people that were against Confederate flag censorship would not support the right or prefer Muslims to not wear their attire in public.

The desire for consistency is not difficult to understand.
No its not, there is no consistency. I don't think posters are saying people don't have the right to wear what they want. Posters have said its probably not a good idea given the current environment. I'm saying they have the right, I don't believe in censorship BUT I have no sympathy when they are ridiculed or targeted. And when they go on social media saying woe is me I think ****, in light of the RECENT murders and terrorism that actually happened your displaying a symbol of terrorist, someone said something negative to you and your going to cry about it, probably try to sue.
People did state the confederate flag and anything bearing its symbol should be censored. People meaning there is a whole lot of them outside of this forum. Im not talking about what people posted on the confederate flag threads Im talking about what really happened in, you know, the real world.




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Does that make sense? That is some incredibly backwards thinking, and that is dangerous. Have you ever heard the saying, "two wrongs don't make a right"?? Neither situation is O.K.

My goodness.
What that I don't sympathize with them for the public doing the same thing they did over the symbol of the confederate flag?
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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Oh poor babies. Welcome to the real world, yeah people can be cruel. Suck it up and move on. Oh wait, we have to go to the media and get our 15 seconds of "outrage".
I have a big feeling if the shoe was on the other foot, like some black nation of islam guy yelling at a group of hacidic jews to "go shave and eat some bacon" or some muslim man giving a group of nuns a hard time for wearing their "pengin suits" you would be the first to stand up and condemn them

please get off your high horse

This sort of thing is absolutely ridiculous and racist
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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No, the country was founded deists.

Yes, our country is mostly filled with Christians.

See, I have no plan to get rid of anyone because I believe in equality and religious freedom for all. My point, which you continue to miss, is that all people should be allowed to practice their religious beliefs without being harassed for it.


No matter what those beliefs are? So if my religious belief is that I can rape young girls not of my religion, do you think I shouldn't be harassed about it?
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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No, the country was founded deists.

Yes, our country is mostly filled with Christians.

See, I have no plan to get rid of anyone because I believe in equality and religious freedom for all. My point, which you continue to miss, is that all people should be allowed to practice their religious beliefs without being harassed for it.
Lol . Converting to Islam does a number on brain. Obviously.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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Some of you seem to have a real problem with the idea of freedom for all, even when you don't agree with it.

I support freedoms for Confederate flag flyers, fundamentalist Christians, conservative Muslims, Orthodox Jews, Conservative Christians, etc.

I don't agree with any of these people in a very fundamental way. But you know what? It is their lives to live as they wish, not mine. I wouldn't want my beliefs and way of life to be fodder for others to use against me and judge me as a person so I try my damnedest not to do it to others.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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No matter what those beliefs are? So if my religious belief is that I can rape young girls not of my religion, do you think I shouldn't be harassed about it?
If you've been following this thread, then the answer is no.

If you haven't been following this thread, the answer should be painfully obvious. I think people like to play Devils Advocate no matter how unproductive it is.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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Lol . Converting to Islam does a number on brain. Obviously.
Insult, Deflection and Assumption. The Holy Trinity of City Data.

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Old 12-09-2015, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Insult, Deflection and Assumption. The Holy Trinity of City Data.

My goodness, you seem awfully worked-up. Maybe you ought to just leave the thread if it brings you so much angst. People say and do dumb things and disagree with one another. It's just life. Rise above it and don't succumb to it if you truly want to be an enlightened better person. Instead, all I see is you wallowing in the mud with everyone else and complaining that people are not more like you.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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No matter what those beliefs are? So if my religious belief is that I can rape young girls not of my religion, do you think I shouldn't be harassed about it?
Shshsh.. the Mohamed dude did just that when he "married" 6 yr old kid. Then he also goes and marries his surrogate mother. Now if you did all that in Pakistan you would be a hero but it shouldn't be accepted here. Nor should it be allowed. Just like potato sack on the frigging head. Especially when I don't know if you have a weapon underneath that menacing attire.

All civilized people have to be careful while being around these inbred islamic snakes.
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