Quote: Originally Posted by Walter
Prax is just making sure he gets a hateful jab at Christianity. Moral equivalency is his religion.
Did I say Christianity?
When I said No religion is Peaceful I meant it towards every single religion.
You can make up your own teachings about tree hugging, rainbow butterflies and nipple rubbing. The moment you try and shove those teachings onto others or otherwise pressure others into following your philosophy, you create a religion. And eventually down the line, someone will start to twist your new religion into something else.... Some other meaning that serves their purposes, and then you end up going down a path you can't turn back from.
Suddenly your teachings of peace and harmony, your tolerance towards others and goodwill towards your fellow human turns into holy crusades, jihads and assimilation.
You end up with people twisting your teachings to justify whatever screwed up actions they take.
You have religions that have been used to excuse genocide, mass gang rapes, slavery, beheadings, torture, witch hunts, setting yourself on fire, mass suicides to transcend to the mother ship, go to war, oppress those whom are "sub human".... The list goes on.
Even if you purposely set out to create a religion of pure peace and harmony and your intentions are good, the reality is that once you have it labeled as a religion, people will use it to do whatever they can by reinterpreting your original goals.
But hey, if you want to try and act like I was just singling out Christianity to try and excuse what these d*ckheads in the ISIS are doing, that's your problem, not mine.
When I said no religion is peaceful, I meant exactly that. But I didn't create this thread and report this incident to drag out another "Religions are bad, m'kay." Or "Islam is Evil."
I reported a current headline towards the ISIS which is currently getting some serious attention here in Australia.... Towards complete outrage and utter disgust. This headline (no pun intended) seems to have been the tipping point for most Australians who've been on the fence or otherwise ignoring what's been going on in the Middle East. It has been noted that there's a good number of people with Australian Citzenship/Passports who are currently involved with the ISIS and fighting in Syria & Iraq.
Yet this isn't a call to round up all the Muslims in the country.... It's a time to focus and find all these ISIS supporters, round them all up, squeeze some information out of them and then bomb the living snot out of the rest of them.
These ISIS goons are not an Islam or Middle East problem, they're a world problem and have pretty much declared war on everybody who doesn't follow their way of life or teachings.... It doesn't matter if you're Muslim, Jew, Hindu or whatever. If you don't follow their specific way of life, you will die.
And because they have been able to expand as much as they have, they now have this mentality that they can do and say whatever they want without issue. They seem to think they are invincible and do whatever they please to anybody they please.
If they want to create a world like the stone ages, then they should be bombed back to the stone ages by the collective will of the world.... Religious and non religious alike.
These guys are the worst example of how far one can twist religion to justify what they want. While I say no religion is peaceful, almost all religions in the world, including most branches of those religions, have a level of tolerance towards others different from them, yes, including Islam.
But these guys have zero tolerance and these guys are using a twisted version of Islam that even most other Muslims in the world think is insane.
When any group twists a religion to the point these guys have, they need to be eliminated because they have already proven they will do the same to us.
In the past we have had our politicians scare us into thinking certain nations might do this or certain groups might do that and we reacted on that fear and what they were telling us.
But now is not speculation.... We can see first hand what threat we are facing and if the world doesn't do something soon regarding these guys, then eventually they will only get stronger, get bigger and get more followers.
People like to toss the term "Nazi" around during debates. This is because when most people think of the word "Nazi" they think of oppression, genocide, mass expansion and fanatical followers.
We've all seen the term be thrown towards Israel, or the Palestinians or Islam as a whole and towards Western Powers.... Hell even towards Russia.
But when we keep throwing the term around so loosely we usually tend to forget the true meaning of why it's such a harsh label to use.
If the term could only be used to describe one problem in the world today, it wouldn't be the Israeli / Palestinian conflict, it wouldn't be towards the Ukrainian conflict, nor towards Muslims as a whole or Christians as a whole..... It would best suit against the ISIS.
Last edited by Praxius; Aug 11th, 2014 at 11:27 AM..Reason: bacon poodles