Originally posted by SuperSpark
4. Crucifixion was allegedly written into law on CHRISTMAS EVE and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressing the West on CHRISTMAS EVE states that
Jesus Christ would be on his side against the Jews
I do not remember that part from his speach, could you please point to where he said that?
My God man! It makes my hair stand up.
Not mine, my hair stays in the same position regardless of talk.
I understand, however, that many people are numbed to the point of apathy on this, but it evaporates upon the site of a Christian or Jewish
(any Western really) being held with a sword to their neck by 5 masked muslim radicals or the state of Iran.
I am not numbed, and the sight of
a Western (whatever that means) menaced by someone that looks "Arabic" does not affect me more than the sight of an "Arabic" looking person
menaced by a "Western".
Why should I be affected by one more than by the other? Because I am a Westerner? Well, I am a Westerner, but being Portuguese I also know that many
"Westerners" could look at me and think of me as an "Arabic" looking guy, after all, for the Northern European types, any darker skin must mean an
Or is it a religious issue? If it is, it does not affect me, I am an atheist, I consider someone's opinion about religion as important as somebody
else's opinion, even my own. It's just an opinion, after all.
It hurts my heart to bring those images to mind.
It does not hurt my heart, but I was expecting that, I am not easily moved by gruesome
images, and I never identify myself with anyone else, I am just one person among millions, just that.
Would you agree at least that we should do everything to prevent such an image in the future?
Sure, and all other images of crimes,
wars, hunger, avoidable diseases, etc. There are so many things to do, why start to worry about a hypothetical law to legalise crucifixion in a very
small country, a law that, if true, will affect only a very small percentage of their own population?
How can an internal Palestinian law be the basis for the use of that method in other places? Does the United Kingdom use the electric chair because
some states in the US use (or used to use)?
Seriously, I do not see any reason to see this case as true, although I accept that it may be, stupidest things have happened.