Ok this is the last thing im going to say in this thread, before i let it die im going to point out a few things.
1) I do not subscribe to what the Arch Bishop said, i saw the quote and thought it worthy of discussion
2) I have in no way pulled down Muslims or Islam in this thread and, as far as im aware i have not insulted or offended anyone. Im sure if i had a Mod
would have landed on me like a ton of bricks.
3) Some people forget that the quote isnt mine, i just brought it to peoples attention.
4) As far as threads about Muslims and Islam go this one has been conducted in a mature way and there has been no flaming, i for one found that a
m going to bet dollars to donuts without even looking that some of the top programmers in the world are muslim, top Microbiologists, and even Surgouns
are muslim. Lets kill this thread.
And im going to bet my bottom dollar that you didn't read the entire thread, if you had you would have seen that very early on we had agreed that
some of the best minds in the world are Muslims who work in the west. That was never the subject of discussion or a subject of doubt. The topic was
about the lack of research and indipendant invention in Muslim countries
Arrogance over technology and elevation of a culture because of inventions is deplorable in my book and I debated even commeniting on this.
Ive already said this once so ill repeat it again for you, the arrogance was not mine, it was the opinion of an important religious leader in the UK.
Now no doubt what he said was deplorable but it should not be ignored, Deny Ignorance .. remember?
Iraq had the third best health care sysem in the world
Thats the kind of input i was hoping for in this thread, something positive that can be said about a Middle Eastern country. A link to the info would
have been nice though.
The truth is that these cultures have not had the resources for advancement as the west has had.
Again you make a good point adding to the opinions already stated on this thread along the same lines.
Well if you find this thread topic offensive id suggest steering clear of any thread started by or involving DrHoracid, edsinger, Grady or anyone who
has conservative views because as threads about Muslims and Islam goes this has been very tame indeed.
But regardless of if it is offensive or not it still deserves to be discussed and if found lacking thrown out of the _ Because a person finds a
subject offensive does not mean it doesn't deserve to discussed.
On a final note, i have noticed that some people replied to the thread without properly reading the thread resulting in people having to repeat what
they said 4 or 5 posts back, very annoying.
Well time to put this thread to bed, thankyou to all who replied.
[edit on 17-2-2005 by Janus]