Avro;1382027) That can be said for more than just one religion, the book of leviticus comes to mind.
Yep....except that the Christian New Testament outdates and negates the old law........."Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone"
Avro;1382027) Douche bags like reverend Phelps has found a nice way to twist the bible into hate. Thing is he lives in an open society that allows it.
I only wish we could deport Phelps, along with radical Muslims in North America that are US and Canadian citizens.
But we can't.
In fact, I want to deport Phelps to a Muslim country! Heh-heh.......BTW, you realize his church is basically made up of members of his own extended family, and VERY few others......
Avro;1382027) Gay marraige is a hot topic in the West opposed by most religions, I don't agree with them on this but I certainly don't want to stripe them of the right to say it.
I would have preferred completely equivalent civil unions myself, I think semantics counts sometimes....but hey, the debate on this one is over......
Avro;1382027) Christains have gotten people fired, books removed from libraries, songs removed from radio, advertisers to boycott shows, science challenged in the classroom etc etc etc....no biggie....but if a Muslim were to do any of those things....well....you know the rest.
Yep. They have, by forming lobby groups to exert political pressure. I don't like it, but it is a perfectly legitimate tactic. All we need to do is get in the habit of REFUSING to be cowed by those that would restrict freedom........usually, BTW, campaigns by Christians are polite, and completely ineffective.
Now, how many artists and writers are in hiding because of the disapproval of Islam? How many are in fear of their lives?
Van Gogh was murdered, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is on the run, Salman Rushdie has only lately come out of hiding, the woman that proposed "Draw Mohhamed Day" has disappeared into hiding, despite her tearful apology, all the cartoonist involved in the original Danish episode live in fear of their lives as plot after plot is revealed against them years later..........
This despite the fact that the most offensive cartoon broadcasts in the west withdraw episodes at the whim of Islam, that politicians and spokespersons in the west are increasingly under pressure to STFU by their own governments, dragged before Kangaroo courts wherein the truth is no defense, .....in Canada, in Norway, in France, in England (fer crying out loud!) in Austria.........