posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 11:03 AM
Originally posted by jhn7537
How do you compare a person's mother to a prophet?? If a group of Islamic folks made fun of Jesus Christ, I wouldnt make a big deal over it, it
wouldnt even bother me...
In my experience, as tempting as it is to assume all others feel, react and have the same values as myself, I find it is often misleading. Especially
when it comes to people from another culture on the other side of the world.
Muslims ARE very defensive about their prophet- probably as much or more so than their own mothers.
One comparison that I have found to be pretty close is the way Americans get very defensive about their flag?
A large percentage Americans are very offended by others burning, pooping on, or otherwise defiling the American flag.
That could also be just an excuse to object and protest in various ways...... almost anything we tend to be extra defensive about could be a
vehicle for subconscious or unacknowledged motivations
That doesn't mean the emotions are any less real, or less human.
We just focus our defense on different things in different cultures.