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“An extraterrestrial visitor examining the differences among human societies would find those differences trivial compared to the similarities.
Our lives, our past and our future are tied to the sun, the moon and the stars…We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of nature and the forces that sculpted this work…and we, who embody the local eyes and ears and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos, have begun to wonder about our origins…star stuff contemplating the stars, organized collections of ten billion billion billion atoms, contemplating the evolution of nature, tracing that long path by which it arrived at consciousness here on the planet earth…Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we spring. We are one species. We are star stuff harvesting star light.”
Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)
Originally posted by EspyderMan
On another note not related to the quote above...
I do think though that anyone who makes a mockery of anothers religion should expect a negative response. Its distasteful and not classy at all. Doesn't matter if you think the religion is FUBAR, have respect for another culture and people. You will gain respect because of it.
If it was Jesus that was mocked, this would be enitrely different.
Christians and the Vatican would demand apologies.
Since its a group that is, in the west, considered low on the echelon of life its ok to make fun of their religious beliefs.
Stinks of Ignorance, Hatred, and Intolerance.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
So much for the
CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM to hurt and ridicule others' beliefs while denying the other FREEDOM to retaliate
hypocrisy much, anyone, or simply finding security in numbers to agree in order to dispel fear of retaliation for one's stupidity?
[edit on 22-7-2010 by SeekerofTruth101]
Originally posted by Snarf
Wishing death upon someone is never right. Especially when you subscribe to a religion that calls its self "The religion of peace"