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I suppose I should be thankful I wasn't reading conspiracy theories or experiencing another hijacking of a thread by the war of words between pro and anti-islam factions.

But I'm surprised. It was THIS day that put Islam on the mental map of a lot of people. With all the furor over what we think of Islam these days. No one felt like re-examining the root of many peoples newfound awareness and hate?
Posted 9/18/10

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I suppose I should be thankful I wasn't reading conspiracy theories or experiencing another hijacking of a thread by the war of words between pro and anti-islam factions.

But I'm surprised. It was THIS day that put Islam on the mental map of a lot of people. With all the furor over what we think of Islam these days. No one felt like re-examining the root of many peoples newfound awareness and hate?
I definitely remember the day that I saw the event of the twin towers collapsed on TV, but my emotion wasn't one of hatred. When my roommate told me right then and there that she admired the courage of those terrorists, needless to say I was suddenly fearful of my own immediate surrounding, about this Christian girl that I had the longest crush on since way back in high school. I mean I can understand my own sense of loss and distress when I thought about the people still trapped inside those towers when the whole things collapsed. But admiration towards those who caused this horrifying event was nowhere on my radar, when all I wanted to know is what caused them to do this. It's not an act of the individual but of a well coordinated group of people, this suggests that they shared core values. And I was with one of them, whom I thought that I've known long enough for me to be more than just trustworthy, but to secretly admire her for her qualities. This requires reevaluation of my own personal perspective, and a disassociation seems to be in order.
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DomFortress wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I suppose I should be thankful I wasn't reading conspiracy theories or experiencing another hijacking of a thread by the war of words between pro and anti-islam factions.

But I'm surprised. It was THIS day that put Islam on the mental map of a lot of people. With all the furor over what we think of Islam these days. No one felt like re-examining the root of many peoples newfound awareness and hate?
I definitely remember the day that I saw the event of the twin towers collapsed on TV, but my emotion wasn't one of hatred. When my roommate told me right then and there that she admired the courage of those terrorists, needless to say I was suddenly fearful of my own immediate surrounding, about this Christian girl that I had the longest crush on since way back in high school. I mean I can understand my own sense of loss and distress when I thought about the people still trapped inside those towers when the whole things collapsed. But admiration towards those who caused this horrifying event was nowhere on my radar, when all I wanted to know is what caused them to do this. It's not an act of the individual but of a well coordinated group of people, this suggests that they shared core values. And I was with one of them, whom I thought that I've known long enough for me to be more than just trustworthy, but to secretly admire her for her qualities. This requires reevaluation of my own personal perspective, and a disassociation seems to be in order.


Is she still your roomie?



Posted 9/21/10

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I suppose I should be thankful I wasn't reading conspiracy theories or experiencing another hijacking of a thread by the war of words between pro and anti-islam factions.

But I'm surprised. It was THIS day that put Islam on the mental map of a lot of people. With all the furor over what we think of Islam these days. No one felt like re-examining the root of many peoples newfound awareness and hate?
I definitely remember the day that I saw the event of the twin towers collapsed on TV, but my emotion wasn't one of hatred. When my roommate told me right then and there that she admired the courage of those terrorists, needless to say I was suddenly fearful of my own immediate surrounding, about this Christian girl that I had the longest crush on since way back in high school. I mean I can understand my own sense of loss and distress when I thought about the people still trapped inside those towers when the whole things collapsed. But admiration towards those who caused this horrifying event was nowhere on my radar, when all I wanted to know is what caused them to do this. It's not an act of the individual but of a well coordinated group of people, this suggests that they shared core values. And I was with one of them, whom I thought that I've known long enough for me to be more than just trustworthy, but to secretly admire her for her qualities. This requires reevaluation of my own personal perspective, and a disassociation seems to be in order.


Is she still your roomie?
Not anymore, I haven't heard from her since the last time she wanted hire me as her butler.

Yes, my life was stranger than fiction. If there was a God, I wonder if he's a manga fan.
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