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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
So long as one has to ask "why?" do such horrific acts happen then I know they're alright.
The people who have answers to that question are the ones we need to worry about.
But you knew that already.
I didn't put quotation marks around the word Muslim, because violence in the name of Allah is a given in that religion. Whether the targets are Jews, Christians, or their fellow Muslims, the Koran commands them to kill or subjugate unbelievers. The Shia consider the Sunni as apostates, and vice-versa, so in their eyes - Shia and Sunni both - their targets are legitimate "enemies of Islam" as they interpret it.
their targets are legitimate "enemies of Islam" as they interpret it.
My belief is that many time things are quoted out of context. People who are not educated in religious books can easily pick a quote and think that it is advocating evil. But when read in its full context it can often display a different message.
Originally posted by OldCorp
Originally posted by kwakakev
Competition is an important part of the genetic process, this is programmed into all DNA based life at a core level. Conflict is one type of competition that has been popular in the past. In striving for a civilised world it is one implication that has taken a lot of resources in trying to address and is a difficult challenge to confront and resolve.
It's been my experience that more problems are solved by cooperation than by competition. People striving together towards a common goal is (or should be) the very definition of "civilized."
Originally posted by RUNSILENT
reply to post by RUNSILENT
oh one more thing the first lie
thou shalt not kill
was not thou shalt not kill except for god or country
Originally posted by gravitational
reply to post by OldCorp
I'm afraid I have no good answers to most of your questions, but as far as hatred goes, here is my take on it.