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Post Reply Your opinions on Islam and Muslims in General?
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We're all human. When everyone figures that out the world will be a better place.
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Don't care. They're free to practice what they believe just like anyone else. And given that religion falls outside of my purview of interests, it's just... there?
Posted 10/21/12

kenter09 wrote:

all religions should be wiped out they cause nothing but problems and impede progress and start wars.


If we were to follow that logic then money should be wiped out too. Better yet, nuke the entire human race.
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evenstar95 wrote:


kenter09 wrote:

all religions should be wiped out they cause nothing but problems and impede progress and start wars.


If we were to follow that logic then money should be wiped out too. Better yet, nuke the entire human race.


greed is always an issue and will never be wiped out whether it be for money or things it dosent mater and solving the issue with wiping out a race is foolish. beliefs are fine but organized crap that tells you who and what are "heretics" "infidels" "blasphemers" against something made up is a fools errand and should not be allowed to exist. think for your selves for once and draw your own conclusions only after experimenting and experiencing something new for your self can you truly understand it.
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They're people just like you and me. There's no difference. I don't care about what religion they believe in, or don't believe in, as long as you don't go harming people around you.

Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Eh. I don't really care about the difference. No one should. The thing people ought to know is that they all basically teach people to treat others with kindness. Those who argue and try to create differences are some of the reasons we have conflict in this world... Stubborn people believing that their particular doctrine is any better than another.

We are all the same.
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Im a soldier in the American army. From personal experience Muslims in general are not bad people my best friend is a Muslim. Yes there are religious zealots that take it too far but you shouldn't judge the whole Muslim religion for the actions of a few. If that were the case Catholics should be hated to for all the murders they have done in the past. Im not hating on anyone's religion in just trying to make a point. But look at the rest of the religions out there not one can say that haven't had religious zealots in the past every religion is guilty of something should we hate those religions then? No we should not condemn a religion for the actions
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i have no problems with muslims.

except for the ones who want to blow everything up.
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Of a few. What im trying to say is those Muslims who do these terrible things deserve to die but not all Muslim are like that alot of them are good people just trying to live there lives in peace.
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I judge the individual. Not the group.
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Meh, as long as you (and I'm using 'you' generally) don't try to force your beliefs down my throat, it doesn't really make a difference to me. But then, I feel that way about any religious person.
When it comes to media portrayal of Muslims (referring of course to terrorism and such), I tend to disassociate the negative acts from the religion as a whole nowadays. I know I hate when people get the idea in their heads that all Christians are pushy, egotistical, uneducated and insensitive due to the actions of others in the name of God *cough* Westboro Baptist *cough*. With this in mind I know it clearly isn't fair to treat Muslims in a similar fashion.
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Sick and tired of religion.

All it does it get people killed.
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I've worked for Muslims before. No, they were not closet terrorists. My former Muslim coworkers and bosses were Turks. They owned this diner I used to work at--this one prep cook and I were the only Americans in the kitchen. All the line cooks were Turks and the dishwashers were Mexican/Guatemalan. I later left that job because the bosses messed with my pay. But that job did have its good points. For one, I got my first real exposure to Middle Eastern food. Every year during Ramadan, the cooks would whip up all these cool dishes they grew up with after they were done fasting for the day. Good stuff!

However, I could never be a Muslim. Any religion that has a thing about what you can and can't eat is bonkers. I love pork so much that I'd make a terrible Muslim and a worse Jew. And the whole mess about not being allowed to criticize the religion--Scientologists are better than this and they're a small cult full of celebrities! The worst they do (Aside from the Sea Org's treatment of its people) is sue people! Now, I did go through a brief Islamophobic phase right after 9/11, but I did learn that the Wahhabists and other extremists only made up a tiny minority of the Muslim community. Even then, the worst I did was view Muslims with great suspicion.

Fast-forward to when I worked for the aforementioned Turks. I didn't even care that they were Muslims since they're really no different from the rest of us. However, they get pretty mad if you call them Arabs. For one, half the Turks I encountered looked white, and one had blond hair and blue eyes. One looked Asian--I thought he was half-Chinese/Filipino. Two of them looked Indian/Pakistani. The rest? They could pass for Arabs. I myself got mistaken for a Turk once just because I wore a Rastafarian hat at the time. (For perspective, I have no Middle Eastern ancestry--I'm overwhelmingly white with distant Native American and black ancestry. But what I get mistaken for depends on where I go. If I'm at a casino? Native American. At a beach? Hawaiian. Behind a dishwashing machine? Mexican. Behind a computer running Starcraft? Korean. In math class? Chinese.)

But me? I'm no believer. I never thought too highly of religious belief. I won't deny the influence religion has had on culture, though. It's given us architecture, literature, art, music, and all kinds of stuff. We can read Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, Mayan, Aztec, and Babylonian mythology without being expected to believe it. Why not do the same with the myths of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and other religions? Science has answered fraigns that religion can't, but we can keep all the cultural things that it's given us. Art? We've got all those old statues the ancients left, all those old paintings such as The Last Supper, Birth of Man, and many others. Literature? When you look past the logical flaws of the major religions (Dianetics is far more consistent than the Bible, Koran, Vedic scriptures, etc.), there is a wealth of stories to be read. Stories that have influenced language. Where else do you think we got gems such as "brother's keeper", "let he who is without sin cast the first stone", "the mark of Cain", "coat of many colors", "stranger in a strange land, "the apple of his eye", "doubting Thomas", and "Good Samaritan" from? The Bible. "There shall be no compulsion in religion"? The Koran. "I am become Death, destroyer of worlds"? The Rig Veda. Architecture? Go look at all the great cathedrals, churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples out there--all beautiful buildings, a testament to mennish culture. Music? We've got so many hymns and other songs. You don't even have to be a believer to appreciate all that.
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Terrorists! Lul jokes, they're people just like us.
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When did Crunchyroll become 4chan?
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i was actually pretty impressed by how civil and tame this thread turned out to be. my faith in humanity has been restored a little bit.
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