Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
This is the hypocrisy of the Muslim approach. They demand that we acknowledge their culture, etc, and show it respect. In return, however, they
refuse to do the same for us. Not only is it asinine to think and entire 300 million people are responsible for the speech of a few individuals, but
they also believe that we should stifle a core of our own culture: free speech.
Perhaps if they do not appreciate our free speech, they should ignore what we say? In this way we can have them feeling that their religion isn't
under attack, and we can continue exercising our free speech.
Otherwise, there is no end game other than annhilation. We will not stifle free speech, they will not ignore our free speech and will want to fight
about it. It isn't provocation to say something unless you tap them on the shoulder before you say it.
Calm down with the emotional approach.
I do not seek to change your mind, but only to share an insight.
While you castigate the muslim's 'seemingly high handed demands' over rights and claiming insanely that ALL muslims are aspired as you claimed, had
you looked seriously at how many fingers are actually pointing back at you as you point your single finger of blame to muslims?
Would you condone what the westboro apostate group had done to christianity? Would you condone the right winger brevik had done in keeping foreign
elements out in a secular nation? Would you condone our Messiah being portrayed falsely? Would you condone the spitting upon of the original sacred
written US Constitution?
You claim to respect free speech. I believe that. But would you have been comfortable with being apathetic, or would you have the conscience to join a
peaceful demostration to protest those wrongs, or at least convince another to go there in your stead?
We and the muslims are no different in our common goals in life. It is only our form of worship that is different. Just because a few raise a ruckus,
is never the representative of all, equally a right that you have if you support westboro apostates, tramplers of the constitution, brevik and
condemnation of beliefs.
Worse if you condemn them all for the violence inflicted by the few. We are responsible for the moron bush's invasion of Iraq as a whole, but we as a
whole are are not responsible for some idiot's depiction of a religious figure.
Freedom is a power by itself, and with power comes responsibilities to others. Abuse it and you are nothing but a misanthrope, hater of the human
What you had done and written in your post is no different from those murderers of the great ambassador Chris Stevens - condemning all for the work of
one or a few.
edit on 12-9-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)