WOW, I'm really surprised how civil this topic has been. Thanks!
I'm also surprised not to see anyone practicing Islam say anything in defense or tell me I didn't have the facts strait.
I hadn't heard of the URI before. I'm reading up on it now and it doesn't profess to be a religion in and of itself or a movement to abolish
Christianity, Islam, or any other religious/spiritual tradition.
Many of the comments presented can be summed up in your observation, opopanax. One thing I'd like to point out though is that many revere their
allegiance to their God before an allegiance to any form of government. An example of that is Sharia, an "infallible law of God" that would supersede
any laws of Man. This includes "Military jurisprudence" where Jihad is justified when killing a kafir who refuses conversion as referenced in 9:5 of
Catholicism also doesn't harmonize with the principles of the URI because they revere the Pope as "infallible", or god-like. This is why for so many
years, many heinous crimes have been overlooked at the order of the Pope. All is forgiven right?
Like it or not though, it doesn't take an UN sponsored organization like the URI to bring about changes in the general attitude of the population in
regards to crime, violence and economic sabotage (i.e. the Twin Towers). The general consensus of the population is changing and many are in favor
of suppressing parts of religion where it interferes with the rights of others.
Government therefore establishes a supremacy over their gods as
the authority and as the representative of the people.
This rhetoric is loud and clear in main stream media. It is no wonder Tony Blair made his comment that "how religious faith develops will have a
profound impact" during the onset of the invasion of Iraq. No one had the courage to say that the Twin Towers were downed by "Islam". Instead they
had to have a specific group (Al Qaeda) or patsy (Bin laden) in order not to start a religious war on an international scale -- instead it was
"extremism". This maintains the validity of Sharia throughout the military campaign while companies like Haliburton made billions. Like it or not,
that's the simple truth of the coverup of 9/11.
The reason religion is not being blamed here is because the US and UK can't afford the riots on the home front. Secondly, there is no intelligent way
to mitigate "religious persecution" without having blanket laws that affect everyone - such as in the case where France did in banning face
Most importantly there isn't any money to be made when a Nation is divided against itself due to religious intolerance. However, there will come a
time where government will start running away with the cash pulled in by religion as times get tougher economically. This is the next logical step
that can not be contested ethically.
It sounds like unitology
That's epic, LOL! Video games are extremely effective teaching tools...
edit on 8-11-2013 by CodeRed3D because: emphasis