posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 12:55 AM
Originally posted by BuzzCory
So far nobody has mentioned the fact that the Catholic Church, via the Spanish explorers of
S America in the 1500's, was responsible for the almost complete eradication of the Mayan written documents, having burned any they found as being
blasphemous works honoring false deities.
The stone circles & other sacred spots in Europe have been mentioned, but nobody brought up the fact that a great many of these sacred spots were
co-opted when their original structures were destroyed, & churches were built on the sites. You can lay the blame for this desecration on several
denominations of religion.
You can add your favorite historical eradication if you like; there are more (the US Gov't vs the Native Americans, the modern Japanese Gov't vs the
original Ainu inhabitants of Japan, etc, etc, etc).
I definitely do not support this kind of behavior, & even a call for it in modern times strikes me as repulsive & hateful, whether or not
there's a chance for success.
The extremists referred to in the OP are only the most recent in a long line of human beings who have taken an original concept a bit too far. I'm
sure some of you want to tell me that there are Catholics today who decry what was done in South America, and that many Americans are horrified by
what they've learned about treatment of the Native Americans, and so on.
With all this in mind, it seems a bit illogical to me to see all this expressed anti-Islam sentiment over the stated opinion (not even the actions) of
an extremist minority within this group.
Some of you seem to have allowed the MSM to whip you into a fine froth, wherein the word "Islam" automatically makes you see red.
In the words of a favorite college instructor of mine from years ago, "For Heaven's sake, guard your head!"
edit on 11/13/12 by BuzzCory
because: grammar correction
You're completely missing the point. This thread is about current events. Has mankind, throughout it's history, been a series of clashes wherein the
winner's culture runs roughshod over what they just conquerored? Yep. I mean the even the gross institution of slavery existed for thousands of years
and was still widespread until less than 200 years ago. But with the exception of the islamic-dominated portion of today's world, it's been
essentially eradicated. And the concept of just smash-and-grabbing whatever culture stands in your way is also, in most of the world, no longer how
things are done. We -humans of planet earth- have in most places moved past that. We improved! However there is only one very large subsection that
has not moved past such behavior and refuses to adopt more egalitarian ways and that is the islamic subsection. Those of us alive today are
responsible for what happens on our watch. And it isn't Japan, the US, Hindus, Christians, Zorastrians or any other large group looking to behave
that way anymore. So your railing against history falls on deaf ears. Corrections have made in most parts of the world. Germans are not knocking on
France's door, nor the French on theirs, Christians are not out flying planes in to buildings. The Brits are not planting the flag all over the
globe. But the islamic supremacists are slaightering Christians, Hindus, Jews, Zoroastrians, Buddhists each other (competing sects accusing each other
of heresy) for not being their culture.They are issuing international contract-murders-by-fatwa, they are rioting and killing over youtube videos and
cartoons, they are killing based on competing faith in Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt, all over the Levant, Libya, Iran, the Russian separatist regions, Iraq,
Turkey hunts the Kurds like Americans hunt deer....all this is happening on YOUR watch BuzzCory. And it isn't Cortez or General Custer doing it. The
sins of the past need to be laid to rest when and where they have been addressed and not used for present day equivocation of widespread, indeed
endemic atrocity-causing behavior.