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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 4:14 PM
There you go again, changing the definition of "religion".
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 4:14 PM
Well, then you don't know what a religion is. And you don't know what objective assessment is. And you judge things based on your sad religious delusions. Your religion will not save you, and there are no 47 virgins or angels with harps at the end of your rainbow. For your edification --unless you're too horrified to become educated-- here is the definition of religion is: :the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 4:11 PM
I understand that they do not see the west as their superiors... but given an all-out military/technological war with them, they will be annihilated (as of the 2010's) and they surely know that. But we are giving them time, so much time to catch up and that is wrong. Because they will use the weapons on us that we are not now using on them.
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 4:09 PM
That's EXACTLY what Europe is dealing with today. The Muslims absolutely refuse to integrate....and the European left wrings its hands about how bad the Europeans are by "not integrating them"... funny, but the Poles, the Chinese, the Vietnamese, the Czechs, the Koreans, the Slovaks, the (Hindu) Indians...etc. etc. have integrated into ALL European societies quite nicely. The fact is that Muslims DO NOT want to integrate. They are TAUGHT NOT to integrate.... in fact just last month Reccip Erdogan gave a speech to Turks living in Berlin in a huge soccer stadium telling them: DO NOT INTEGRATE! He did the same thing in Cologne 3 years ago. The Germans are IDIOTS for allowing an internal enemy to develop right before their own eyes!! Amazing!
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 4:06 PM
Paolo, still you can't deny that what he says is true, though he uses an ugly slur.
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 4:04 PM
And what have they accomplished over the last 600 years? Praytell?
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 4:04 PM
Muslims don't understand democracy. To them, a system is working right if all people worship at the altar of Allah. To them, the "right thing to do".... the "justice" in the world is when all people accept Allah as their personal savior and lord. And anything or anyone who does not practice accordingly, is an affront to them.... an insult to their religion. So when the Muslims come to power in Europe, if you don't pray 5 times a day at the mosque, you are offending the Muslims religion!!
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 3:58 PM
So true... the "crowning achievement of human history"... absolutely. AND it is the result of religion permitting science and political philosophy to have their rightful and important places at the table. In Islam... it is ONLY religion... without reason, without methodology, without science, without humanity. The concepts for Jeffersonian democracy were born in the west, in Greece, and in France. The US honed it even further. These are western (Euro-American) ideas, through and through. And frankly I think only western temperaments are able to handle the dizzying degree of personal freedoms we have in the west. Arabs, and east Asians are ill-at-ease when a society is free to explore and roam about physically and intellectually. (I think Hindu Indians are an exception to the point about Asians). The world really envies western freedoms precisely because they know their countries would explode into chaos if they were ever to be as free.
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 3:52 PM
All those things.... AND the perspective that people should be able to pursue their bliss. Have you forgotten the "pursuit of happiness"? Why do you hate America?
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DanCobb Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 12:22 PM
Because powers from outside Pakistan have kept the government in Pakistan secular... at GREAT pains, by the way. Why do you think all the political turmoil is happening in Pakistan, much of it is to keep the nukes out of the hands of zealous religionists! No, I have a favorable view of Christianity as it is practiced today. I have a fairly favorable view of Hinduism, and Taoism, even Confusianism... Bhuddism... etc. My views are not based on some personal stake in a particular religion that blinds me to its faults. If one considers Christianity, it is unmistakable that the areas in the world where it is practiced have contributed the vast majority of progress in human society. I think Christianity has had to deal with the onslaughts of modern science and modern political philosophy (like Jeffersonian democracy) and I think Christianity has interacted with these developments quite well, with class and accommodation. Islam is still in a primitive stance that rejects even unequivocal facts! It's amazing how delusional the vast majority of Muslims are. Have you ever lived in a Muslim country? Or in a country where there is a large percentage of Muslims? It would knock your socks off. These people are remarkably superstitious and have very little capacity to accept facts that they find inconvenient or undesirable. The one word I consistently use to describe Islam is PRIMITIVE.... Ask a Japanese, or a Chinese or a Korean, or a Thai, or an Indian, or a Russian or a Brazilian or an American or a Canadian or a German or a Brit or an Italian...etc.etc. what they think of the way Muslim societies are set up/structured.... PRIMITIVE is a word they will agree on... Why? Because they are primitive societies. PRIMITIVE PRIMITIVE PRIMITIVE
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