Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Bluesma
I would not live in a country that does not value my beliefs, and that is pretty much every Islamic controlled nation.
The thing is, if you move to a country that does not value your beliefs, you still should respect their beliefs, or move to another country.
And if you refuse to respect their beliefs, you deserve to get kicked out.
That is exactly my sentiment.
But you express the exact same sentiment as they- you too, are not willing to just throw out your deeply held beliefs on what is wrong and right, just
to please other humans, are you? It's called integrity.
That is not shocking or evil- that is pretty normal, and I kind of prefer that to the cameleon-types who adapt to manipulate others all the time,
I don't think it is a good idea for them to choose to live in environments that are not supportive of their personal beliefs, views and values.
But I say the same thing to people who are NOT Muslim, and complain about where they are- how they don't like the President, the laws, the things that
were voted in by the majority. Why don't they just shut up and go somewhere in the world better adapted to what they want to live, like I did?
Because, they say, life is complicated. It isn't so easy to pick up and go somewhere else and start over. They are right, it isn't. But it is
possible. But the fear of making big change like that is not limited to Muslims, not at all.
Tons of non-muslim americans are at odds with their environment. (heck, half of them are probably members of this site!)
Something Ironic about the preference for democracy, that you wrote of as if it is a given that it is always "good" or something-
In some countries, the muslims are taking over precisely because of Democratic process!
They have many wives and reproduce rapidly, so in some european countries, they are already at fifty percent or more of the population in some big
cities. See, it is in their interest that we cling to democracy, because it is our achilles heel.
edit on 30-3-2013 by Bluesma because: (no