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Originally posted by Kharron
I think she did the right thing by apologizing, it's a mature thing to do.
Muslims believe that only God is allowed to create a human and therefore depicting a human image, even as a photo or a drawing, is impersonating God and placing yourself on that level.
And that is just the point: rules such as these are made by people; not god. They deserve no more respect than any other of man's very imperfect pronouncements. People always like to impose their beliefs because there is no intrinsic truth to them that would make people volunteer to follow them.
Let's say that the Jews made it a part of their religion to make fun of holocaust illegal, ...
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Get over it. And the only way I see that happening is by something like what this cartoonist started. Everyone needs to start drawing the prophet Muhammad everywhere. They can't kill everyone...and they will eventually get over it.
When this cartoonist comes out and apologises or when South Park censors their cartoon...it just empowers those muslims that would threaten people over a drawing to do it even more.
Originally posted by Nyrossius Maxim
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I have defended Muslims while talking to ignorant people for quite some time. I am done doing that. Until "mainstream" Muslims separate themselves from the vocal "minority" of their religion who call for violence, then I am grouping them all together. This is my biggest problem with this religion: if there are reasonable members of this faith, they remain silent. In this case, I will take their silence as agreement with the radical sector of Islam. The ball is in their court now. I want to see, at least Western Muslims speak out against these murderous radicals. When that happens I will gladly defend them again in the face of ignorant (usually Christian Americans) who equate them to primitive "heathens".
Originally posted by YouAreDreaming
reply to post by inforeal
Human Rights has been for the most part one of the biggest struggles on the planet. Look at how Women were treated in the US before the Woman's right's movement.
All of these organizations that oppress people are wrong and we all have long fought for freedom. The reality is, we need to continue to move forward with human rights and continue to fight for freedom.
What goes around, comes around. Violence begets violence.