Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
You've labeled Islam as a demonic religion. Mohammad's episodes were "Satanic." And the religion is a "Pagan" one. This isn't being concerned
or curious, or tolerant. This is called being ignorant, bias, and disrespectful.
I personally do not see it that way. You can, of course, but I do not. I emphatically stated it was my opinion (and used bold font for that specific
word), that I had issues with Islam (an -ism) but not Muslims (-ists), and stated I know my view is going to come off as politically incorrect but
that it is what I beleive.
That was more respectful than what I have seen from countless other people on and off of ATS. Most people just say it is
a certain way and are
very condescending while I tried to make it as clear as possible that is the way I honestly feel, right for wrong, and explained my reasons. There is
nothing wrong with having a differing opinion especially when it is put as diplomatically as possible. My belief might be unpopular but it is still my
belief that I have every right to have.
If someone was to say Jesus was a false prophet or Satanically inspired (which they do often) but stated it nicely how could I complain? When people
claim Jesus is from pagan origins (and they often do), if they put it civilly and intellectually, that is their right. It is what they believe, right
or wrong. I can debate their arguments
with equal civility and point out why they are in error but not immediately accuse them of being
"threatened" or "intolerant" as you have done.
You never really debated the reasons inasmuch as you pointed out why they are intolerant. Take your crusade against those who claim the exact same
things against Christianity (and are hardly ever as civil). But you won't because you are biased. People can have personal opinions about
Christianity but we are not allowed to have them for other religions.
I afforded more civility and disclaimers in my statements than I have ever seen anywhere else. You're simply speaking from bias. Period. I am
entitled to my opinion here as long as I abide by the T&C and conduct of civility. Which I did.
There have been innumerable posts claiming Yahweh is a demon, Jesus was a false prophet, Christianity is evil, Christian doctrine is pagan, etc. I
guarantee you the beliefs are hardly ever put forth reasonably and civilly. This thread asserts something along the same lines only about Islam and
that belief is attacked. We are entitled to put forth the same ideas just like everyone else as long as we are civil.
[edit on 1/20/2008 by AshleyD]