1- Organized religion is a sham. 2- Your argument is even funnier because "you" call the countries Muslim. What does that make Denmark then?
(FYI: seperate culture from religion)
I'm very well aware that organized religion is a sham, what's your point?
The countries are considered to be muslim countries despite the existance of other religious minorities.
Denmark would be an atheist nation with a christian background and various religious minorities.
Three guesses as to why they are PUT on opposite ends of the spectrum? Do you think the "researchers" have been in these countries or do you
figure the "research" is founded on assumptions rather than interactions/experience? Apart from that, have you seen how the "research" was done? (If
you call a paper on quantum physics by an art student; science, I can see how you believe this bullcrap)
They were not PUT on opposite ends of the spectrum, are you saying they just chose the results?
The results of the research would dictate where they end up on the spectrum.
It wouldn't be called research or science if it was just founded on assumptions, what kind of inane question is that anyway?
You might wanna peer-review it since you seem to have all the answers and the expertise? Debunk it, since you obviously seem to know that it's
outright lies and slander.
Have you met any muslims? Are you a muslim? That would certainly be ironic.
In this research, 1 to 5 points were to be given for these 9 questions:
1) When others laugh in my presence, I get suspicious.
2) I avoid exposing myself in the public, because I fear that people may see
my insecurity and will make fun of it.
3) When strangers laugh in my presence, I often think they laugh about me.
4) I control myself a lot not to create negative attention, avoiding to
5) I think I appear ridiculous, unvoluntarily, with others.
6) Even if I often feel alone, I do not participate often in social
activities, in order to protect myself against taunting remarks.
7) When I have made an embarassing impression one place, then I henceforth
avoid this place.
8) It takes quite a while to get over it when someone has laughed at me.
9) When dancing, I feel clumsy, because I am convinced that those seeing me
think I am ridicilous.
Another valuable question you could ask is: "Denmark?" - Why that question? Well here you go, from the same "research" (btw, again - did you
even look at the "research"?)
The high degree of gelotophobia in the Orient can probably explain part of the cause for the moslems' aggressive
reaction against satire directed against themselves and against what they represent (fx the Mohammed cartoons)
What's flawed with that line of thinking? They're trying to kill people over a cartoon, that's incredibly sensitive.
Lets not forget the next stab:
Was Mohammed gelotophobe?
You call that SCIENCE and you sleep comfortably at night?
I sleep pretty good.
He probably was, people laughed at him in the beginning of his "career".
Because of this same reason, there are a number of verses in the koran and hadith where Mohammed forbids to laugh about him.
Wouldn't that sort of confirm his fear of getting laughed at?
I haven't read the Koran so I don't know if that statement is true, it would be appreciated if anyone wanna chime in and confirm or debunk it.
Ignorance has everything to do with it because you don't seem to QUESTION the research. You 'just' believe it. That is IGNORANCE.
I don't question it because it goes in line with my experiences with muslims. They're quick to anger, sensitive and will try to fight you for 'looking
at them wrong'.
I knew muslims were sensitive before this research confirmed it.
"Let's deny ignorance here.."
Please.. what a cliché.
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