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Originally posted by Spiramirabilis
reply to post by poet1b
I have no feelings of hate or loathing towards these women.
how about towards the men?
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by SorensDespair
I don't glare at anyone. As a child I was taught that you should always look at someone to acknowledge their existence, and to show a level of respect. In the culture in which I was raised, it is considered as rude to refuse to look at someone, as it is to stare at someone.
Were you not raised under such moral considerations?
Originally posted by poet1b
I don't look at children as beneath me!
Why would you make such a statement, unless that is how you see children. You continue to do my work for me in demonstrating that you have no understanding of morality.
I see children as greater than me, as the future, as great potential.
[edit on 9-12-2009 by poet1b]
He clearly holds contempt toward anyone who holds their beliefs, man or woman.
To Poet's other points:
Christianity = serve the community?
Islam = build a fortress and don't let anyone in?
By segregating themselves, they create the division, and the hostility that division creates.
Funny, wasn't it during the crusades that Christians walled off Jerusalem and didn't let anyone in, then when Saladin retook Jerusalem, he let everyone (Jews, Christians and Muslims) in?
And, again, you liken these women to children, which reinforces the idea that you see them not as thinking individuals, but as someone beneath you and your superior ways. You're not doing much to help your case. You claim to not have hate or loathing, but you do seem to have a contempt for their culture, and a disrespect for them as individuals.
This charter, if that is what you could call it, says nothing at all about being a fortress, as the Islamic charter does. This Christian charter only talks about serving the community.
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34 There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
...But at the same time I can also say that the Muslim comminity tends to shy away from everyone else who is not Muslim and tend to try to control everything in their apartment complex to the point of harassing those who are not Muslim. Now I am all for being religious, and do believe in keeping in mind of cultural identity. But when the opportunity is there to join in that community and you choose not to, who is at fault?