reply to post by schuyler
Frankly, I see no reason to worship old stuff unless it is exceptional.
it's not about worship - it's about preserving who we were and what we came from
preserving our past shows a certain amount of affection for humanity - among other things
I'll tell you what is sacrilege: Ripping off the facing stones of the Great Pyramid to use to build Cairo. And now there's a Muslim movement to
take down the Pyramids altogether because they were built by heretics who did not believe in Allah and worshiped multiple deities. The Taliban
destroyed ancient Buddhist statues because of the same thing. Now THAT'S criminal.
it's the same thing - just this wall doesn't mean anything to you - it's not grand enough
when the Buddhist statues came down I felt sick. I was devastated - I'd always wanted to see them - but just knowing they were there was enough in
I agree it was a crime - just as it would be if they lay their hands on the pyramids
But this thread isn't about Islamic extremists so much as it is about tossing our human history into the dust bin - and there are plenty of people
guilty of that
Bargain-hungry Mexican shoppers have flocked to a new Wal-Mart supermarket that environmentalists claim will threaten one of the nation's
I was speechless when I heard about this - which was well before it was actually built. There were plenty of protests - but it still happened. Like
there isn't enough space in Mexico to build a Wal-Mart someplace else...
I don't even know who to blame for this - Mexico? Wal-Mart?
from the same source:
It is located in a buffer zone that is part of the archaeological site, but where hundreds of other, mainly smaller businesses have sprouted in
the past decade or more.
Mexico's national anthropology institute that oversees the ruins - located outside Mexico City - has said that the store poses no threat.
The United Nations and the Paris-based International Council on Monuments and Sites also "signed-off" the store.
Well - I guess if Mexico is OK with it - who am I to second guess them? I mean - it's not like Mexico doesn't always have the best interests of it's
people in mind. I won't even start with Wal-Mart
edit on 7/21/2012 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)