Originally posted by mishigas
reply to post by FlyingSpaghettiMonster
They abuse Christianity in the same way that Islamist terrorists do their supposed religion. Claiming to be true believers but twisting it to
excuse their prejudice and actions. It's the same with people who murder abortion clinic workers. Now any sane Christian would know that it's wrong to
kill people who perform abortions. But it's not their job to *apologise* for it, as if Christianity itself were to blame. The religion is not the root
of the problem, it's the psychosis and bigotry of people twisting a religious belief. By the values of sane, non-suicide bombing Muslims, the
extremists aren't behaving like Muslims at all, in fact they are going against the teachings of the Koran. Just because there aren't huge marches the
day after an attack full of American Muslims whipping themselves doesn't mean everyone agrees with terrorism. Boot on the other foot time - how many
times do rank-and-file white Christian Americans apologise to the inhabitants of Iraq and Afghanistan for civilian deaths and torture since 2001?
Not the same at all, in frequency or dedication. I'm not convinced that the rare clinic bombing is done soley by Christians in the name of
Christianity. And we prosecute offenders. When was the last time Afghanistan prosecuted an al Qaeda?
Terrorists commit terror in the name of their religion, as evidenced by the "Allahu Akbar" they shout at the moment of impact. That doesn't happen
with Christians. If someone did that, Christians and their leadership would publicly decry.
When was the last time anybody apologized to us for 9/11? As for their collateral damage, that's the cost of harboring terrorists. Regardless,
american protests apologizing to Iraq are commonplace. Where are the Islam protestors? Sorry -- their silence means assent, regardless of how strongly
you deny it.
Don't you see the irony (sorry, that should read 'hypocrisy') of handwaving the maiming and murder of thousands of civilians whilst demanding
contrition for the same? But they're not New Yorkers, so that's OK, right? They're not real people or anything.
Is there a threshold of terrorist atrocity above which totally innocent and uninvolved people must apologise at any given opportunity? And besides,
even if Muslims did, I can imagine the response would be 'sorry doesn't change history', so what's the point.
But if you insist, I think you may be looking for something like this:
edit on 25-9-2011 by FlyingSpaghettiMonster
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edit on 25-9-2011 by FlyingSpaghettiMonster because: vocabulary