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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Thu, Sep. 28th, 2006 09:55 pm
Church of the Nativity

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It is time for Muslims to reciprocate these gestures [of sensitivity and dialogue]. As a Muslim committed to interfaith dialogue, I would appeal to the president of Iran not to make provocative remarks about the Holocaust nor to threaten the Jewish population with extermination. It is time for all of us to think about the boldness of the theater owners in Germany. They did, after all, stop a production of Mozart, the quintessential iconic Germanic figure, in order to express their belief in the dialogue of and understanding between civilizations.


Thank you
.  I'm glad someone from the other side of the fence finally has the decency to point out that the vast majority of Christians have been trying to bend over backwards in order to be sensitive to the needs and moods of the Muslim world.  Even when a leader like Jerry Falwell or the pope blunders and says something which is taken badly, it's not like Christians all over the world are cheering them on.  Opinion polls of Bush, especially on the Iraq war, show that a great many Americans don't agree with the policies of his administration.  I didn't hear any apologies from major Muslim leaders when terrorists took over the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during April 2002, severely damaging certain sections and showing no absolutely discretion in where they went to the bathroom.  Did you see one mosque burned in retaliation?  A little reciprocity on the sensitivity issue would indeed be appreciated!

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yourmamachula
YourMamaChula
Fri, Sep. 29th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Seeeeriously

i'm actually acquaintances/friends with a very well known muslim reformer (woman) and we talk about htis frequently.

I am UNBELIEVABLY pissed off about the UNCALLED FOR bullshit going on- there is no reason to be blowing things up! THERE JUST ISN'T!!!

It makes me crazy. And Muslims won't talk about it in general. There is a very strong defensive streak.

Frankly, I don't the pope's speech was all that bad. If anything, had had a lot of valid points. I don't think the Vatican's stance on women is great, but his speech wasn't all that inaccurate.


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Sat, Sep. 30th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Seeeeriously

I am UNBELIEVABLY pissed off about the UNCALLED FOR bullshit going on- there is no reason to be blowing things up! THERE JUST ISN'T!!!
No kidding. And honestly, it really doesn't score any sympathy points (at least in the West) when folks are blowing stuff up and killing other people over cartoons. When you hear about what people do with Christian imagery in the name of "free speech," it makes me sick sometimes. Madonna perched on a crucifix during her latest tour comes to mind: the epitome of bad taste and some nasty "daddy" issues. Can you imagine if she did anything remotely along the same lines with imagery related to Muhammed? She really would be crucified, or more likely beheaded! It just amazes me how people (both in America and aboard) feel free to disregard Christian sensitivities and then tiptoe around others. And then those others go crazy at the tiniest perceived slight! Come on, dudes -- calm the heck down!

Frankly, I don't the pope's speech was all that bad. If anything, had had a lot of valid points.
I thought so, too. You have to look at these things in the greater context. The interesting thing is that the quote causing all the hoopla was from an emperor who was engaged in dialogue with a Muslim ruler! They weren't making war on each other or trying to score political points with their citizens. Perhaps the phrasing is a little more blunt than we would word things in this politically correct age, but they were honest about their feelings and true to their beliefs. I can respect that more than looting and rioting, that's for sure. When someone (Christian or otherwise) is saying Islam is "evil" and "violent," it hurts Muslims more than anyone else when the response is bombing churches and setting things on fire!


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Sep. 29th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
SPK Opinions

Good point SPK. Glad to se that you have posted. How is the new job treating you. Perhaps we will enjoy online play later on now that things have changed.maybe....later.......online play... sometime... later......perhaps.....maybe... in our lifetime.......uh...too....*wheeeze*...late......(audiable tone of complete and total flatline in the distance)


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Sat, Sep. 30th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re: SPK Opinions

Is this Nate? Dude, you need to log in to see the majority of my postings!


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sergeantbond
sergeantbond
sergeantbond
Tue, Oct. 3rd, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: SPK Opinions

As they say in the ghetto....my bad...


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