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I think it's an alright religion. It gets a bad reputation because of the extremists.
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Oh boy, I hope people keep this clean. Kinda impossible been a religion-thread. I believe everybody has their own beliefs, and everybody should respect them. I will post further opinions later on.
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As long as they don't kill other ppl in the name of their god, I'm cool with Islam. They smell weird though. =/

EDIT: After being flamed by very friendly (/sarcasm) people, Muslims i assume, this is an opinion of an ignorant person with a stereotypical outlook on other people. Please don't take it personally, which I doubt many won't, but this is how I, and many other Americans (probably going to get flamed for this), view Muslims. Is it going to change? Possibly, but very unlikely.
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Im cool with Islam, i mean christians and muslims BASICALLY worship the same God, but through different mediums... so i dont get the mass hatred for all muslims....>.> oh well....
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don't really have anything against them... i've had some muslim friends... but i don't now, cuz i moved here to the philippines (cebu).. and there are'nt so many muslims here.. i think that if i'd try to count them since the time i arrived here, (which is almost 6 years ago) i would actually be able to do it.. ...

but then again, i have to admit that some muslims can get really wierd sometimes with all their beliefs...
Posted 2/11/08 , edited 4/18/08
I grew up in an Islamic household.

The religion itself is fine. The basic tenets and beliefs are very similar to other religions. You know, the basic don't kill, don't steal, etc. It's just that there are people who take everything to the extreme give it a bad rep (and this is everywhere, it's not only an islamic problem). That, and I think people tend to infuse their own cultural beliefs into the religion which can cause an entirely new set of problems.

I don't agree with everything, but it's not the woman hating, medieval, backward religion that it's made out to be.
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artgeek707 wrote:

I think it's an alright religion. It gets a bad reputation because of the extremists.


ya, kinda like the crusades, lol
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Well I'm learning about the Middle East right now...
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what i'm against about the islam religion are the extreme punishments. decapitation, hanged publicly because of homosexuality, etc...
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Th3holyon3 wrote:

As long as they don't kill other ppl in the name of their god, I'm cool with Islam. They smell weird though. =/


They do not kill in the name of Allah - they terrorize because they have been oppressed for years where the oppressors treat their religion like dirt. I don't think Muslims smell - it's the Tamils who do because of their use of coconut oil which is unfamiliar to our too-used-to-the-smell-of-soap noses.


yueyouko wrote:

what i'm against about the islam religion are the extreme punishments. decapitation, hanged publicly because of homosexuality, etc...


Your hands get chopped off if you are caught stealing - a strong deterrence against theft isn't it? In China, as recent as 1998, most crimes (even theft) only have one punishment - being shot to death. Homosexuals in China are viewed as having mental diseases, many are electrocuted in the name of curing them and there are reports of the cutting open of skulls while the homosexual is still alive. It's not just in Islam where punishments can get severe. It's just under-reported.
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toelovehan wrote:
Your hands get chopped off if you are caught stealing - a strong deterrence against theft isn't it? In China, as recent as 1998, most crimes (even theft) only have one punishment - being shot to death. Homosexuals in China are viewed as having mental diseases, many are electrocuted in the name of curing them and there are reports of the cutting open of skulls while the homosexual is still alive. It's not just in Islam where punishments can get severe. It's just under-reported.


i know, but we're talking about Islam, aren't we?
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What can I say? It's a religion! It's people worshipping an invisible divine creature, whose existance has never been verified. It's people following an old book - not thinking for themselves. People punishing, murdering, others because they don't do what their imaginary gods tell them to.

What all religions lack is common sense. Abortion isn't wrong, neither is homosexuality, etc. Muslims just tend to take things a little further, that's why I don't like their religion.

Having a religion is stupid. I know this thread is for a serious discussion, and that I'm being offensive, but that's how I think.

Islam, Christianity, whatever.. If you believe in a book that says homosexual people are sinners and deserve death, then there's something wrong with you.

Amen.
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Hitoli wrote:

What can I say? It's a religion! It's people worshipping an invincible divine creature, whose existance has never been verified. It's people following an old book - not thinking for themselves. People punishing, murdering, others because they don't do what their imaginary gods tell them to.

What all religions lack is common sense. Abortion isn't wrong, neither is homosexuality, etc. Muslims just tend to take things a little further, that's why I don't like their religion.

Having a religion is stupid. I know this thread is for a serious discussion, and that I'm being offensive, but that's how I think.

Islam, Christianity, whatever.. If you believe in a book that says homosexual people are sinners and deserve death, then there's something wrong with you.

Amen.


basis please before personal views. justify your arguments before unnecessary posts.
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im muslim and i agree with everyone exept hitoli

and we dont smell
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I'm gonna ask a question but first i need to be honnest.

Im not a religious person. I dont know much about islam, actually about nothing. Same for catholic, same for all religion.
So forgive me if i make mistakes or ask stupids questions.

there we go:

Is this true that Imam (idk how to spell it) (like the main priest guy) can name himself to that position?
Is this a miss conception?
Because i was wondering if thats where all the bad press come from.
If you can name yourself to a position of leader and teacher for a communauty, there got to be a couple weirdos somewhere.
(they are in all religions, dont take it personnal please >.< we all have extremists, everywhere)
And since the boring, nice, great people dont get to do front pages, only the weirdos, is that come from there?

I saw a Imam come and explains all the stereotypes of Islam. He was such a sweet man and had no problems admitting that there is probably islamic homosexual "like everywhere else" and such. He was very open minded and was really the opposite of all what medias would put up front.

Listening to him talk i learned alot. Like i would learn alot listening to any leader of any religion. It was fascinating. Not that i belived islamic people was bads and such. But i knew they was missunterdood and i needed to see by myself if it was different in their homes than in mine.

Im so walking on eggs right now. Those topics always end up in tiny-little war between people, and i really dont want to start one >.< My english is not good too. So forgive me if i offended someone somewhere >.<

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bleaichigo wrote:

im muslim and i agree with everyone exept hitoli

and we dont smell


You made me laugh =P

Its like when i have to say that yes, french woman shave. Really...
and no, we dont drink red wine all day and never shower ^_~
For me, stereotype about my nation are funny ^_^
And dont tell me its because i never "really" faced hater...
... I did... When they get violent its less funny. But when its just missunderstanding...
... desinformation...
... basic stereotype....

They prolly think you smell because your food smell different, and when they pass next your appartement/house they dont reconise it... did you ever tried to feed snails to someone? They make the same face =P Dont worry, when i try to feed you snails and frogs legs, you gonna make the same face =P
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