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Yes I'm familiar with the concept. It was introdiced to me through the books of the above mentioned Lieutenant-general. I highly suggest you give them a shot if you haven't already.


Oh man, from the genocide in Rawanda. I'm not sure my PTSD could handle the read though it looks like a really interesting one.
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Yes I'm familiar with the concept. It was introdiced to me through the books of the above mentioned Lieutenant-general. I highly suggest you give them a shot if you haven't already.


Oh man, from the genocide in Rawanda. I'm not sure my PTSD could handle the read though it looks like a really interesting one.


It really is. He provides a lot of important insight on the events and how fucked the rest of the world was in reacting to this. It's informative and informational. I was really pissed when I found out I wouldn't be able to attend his speech at my campus a few months back.
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the argument being made is that if Christianity was able to remove such interpretations from the mainstream, then couldn't Islam do the same? Once again I would not say the problem is Islam per say, but a radical interpretation of it. Heck, even Trump agrees with that viewpoint.


I think I a better question is: Hasn't Islam done the same? The largest Muslim countries are not in the Middle East and don't have its perpetual warfare problems. The Middle East only accounts for about a fourth of the Muslims in the world tops and obviously not every Muslim in the Middle East is a terrorist or fundie lunatic.



Fair point, agreed that the problem at hand is mainly restricted to that area of the world. Although, what is more disturbing is how countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia have almost gone back in time, i.e. they are regressing/getting more radicalized. As long as their governments keep funding radical groups and imams as a means exerting geopolitical influence this problem is going nowhere anytime soon.
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the argument being made is that if Christianity was able to remove such interpretations from the mainstream, then couldn't Islam do the same? Once again I would not say the problem is Islam per say, but a radical interpretation of it. Heck, even Trump agrees with that viewpoint.


I think I a better question is: Hasn't Islam done the same? The largest Muslim countries are not in the Middle East and don't have its perpetual warfare problems. The Middle East only accounts for about a fourth of the Muslims in the world tops and obviously not every Muslim in the Middle East is a terrorist or fundie lunatic.



Fair point, agreed that the problem at hand is mainly restricted to that area of the world. Although, what is more disturbing is how countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia have almost gone back in time, i.e. they are regressing/getting more radicalized. As long as their governments keep funding radical groups and imams as a means exerting geopolitical influence this problem is going nowhere anytime soon.


and as long as the west IE Europe keeps babysitting this culture and ideology, then in the future Europe is gonna be middle east # 2
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Fair point, agreed that the problem at hand is mainly restricted to that area of the world. Although, what is more disturbing is how countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia have almost gone back in time, i.e. they are regressing/getting more radicalized. As long as their governments keep funding radical groups and imams as a means exerting geopolitical influence this problem is going nowhere anytime soon.


Iran certainly got knocked a step back by the revolution but at the very least it wasn't a violent one. Saudi Arabia is in a weird place. On the surface there's a hardline theocracy but underneath a lot of people unofficially enjoy western entertainment and practices. They just need to go party out in the desert to hide it. Iran is similar. The government may be crazy but the general population isn't all nuts. The more technology advances the harder it gets to keep control over a population and information.

But at least both countries are stable and not smoldering ruins like Syria that allows shit like ISIS to take root. Terrorist groups are one thing but even other terrorists groups think ISIS is nuts.



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It really is. He provides a lot of important insight on the events and how fucked the rest of the world was in reacting to this. It's informative and informational. I was really pissed when I found out I wouldn't be able to attend his speech at my campus a few months back.


Damn, shame yeah. Maybe I can dig up one of the movies made based on his books or life.



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Christians focus on the teaching of Jesus which literally tell people not to do this. Christians are NOT doing that and that is the point. Muslims ARE doing that and in mass. I care about what people are doing not what theoretically they could be doing or theoretically could not be doing.



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yes christanity has had its bad past, but islam is still living it


As has already been pointed out. Look at Africa or even just Lebanon. You're still living it too its just we in the west like to think our shit doesn't stink.

This isn't a matter of religion, its a matter of culture. Everyone's magic book has some truly horrible shit in it somewhere. But the more developed and stable a culture is the less likely people are going to read said horrible shit and go enact it on their neighbours. The progress and confines of western society are what keep the nutjobs trying to teach creationism in schools or control women's bodies from using force to get their way. They still try to do what they believe but they are largely restricted by the structure of society around them.

But take away that structure for a generation or two and you'll be hiding your condoms from the pro-life militia and crucifying Jesus ( Santos ) for Jesus ( Christ ).


I am quite sure the bible talks nothing about condoms.
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octorockandroll wrote:
It really is. He provides a lot of important insight on the events and how fucked the rest of the world was in reacting to this. It's informative and informational. I was really pissed when I found out I wouldn't be able to attend his speech at my campus a few months back.


Damn, shame yeah. Maybe I can dig up one of the movies made based on his books or life.





I've seen Shake Hands with the Devil and I can certainly call it a good movie. Some of the ways it chooses to present its more human drama are a bit weird but besides that it's a very well done movie that is perfect for cinephiles who want something other than Hotel Rwanda to teach them about the genocide. I'm not sure if it's recommendable for you though. I mean, you were worried the books would affect your ptsd, weren't you? If that's the case then I would imagine adding sound and visuals to it wouldn't exactly make it better.
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I'm not sure if it's recommendable for you though. I mean, you were worried the books would affect your ptsd, weren't you? If that's the case then I would imagine adding sound and visuals to it wouldn't exactly make it better.


Oddly enough movies don't bother me that often ( unless they're particularly loud or torture pornish ). With books my imagination is allowed to fill in the blanks. A case of being able to imagine everything as worse than it actually is I guess?

Before the therapy and medication I would take any mundane scenario and obsessively worry out every worst possible outcome for it. It was compulsive and there was little I could do to stop or otherwise derail the thoughts. So books actually kind of became worse than visuals because it gave such thoughts a lot more leeway.

I haven't actually taken another swing at reading since I was at my lowest point. Could give it a try again if I spot the book and see how it shakes out now.

Sorry, that was probably more psychological introspection than you were expecting. -.-

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I am quite sure the bible talks nothing about condoms.


You're missing the forest through the trees so to speak.

Or just being pedantic. One of the two.
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I am quite sure the bible talks nothing about condoms.


You're missing the forest through the trees so to speak.

Or just being pedantic. One of the two.


If I don't like birds so I say that "the bible says that birds are the devil and must be shot" can you really say it is part of the religion or just me trying to use the religion to enforce my own beliefs.
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If I don't like birds so I say that "the bible says that birds are the devil and must be shot" can you really say it is part of the religion or just me trying to use the religion to enforce my own beliefs.


Are you sincerely unaware of the history and issues with Christianity vs birth control?

If you are seriously unaware of it then, no offence, but you really should not be engaging in any theological discussion until you've done some more homework. >.>

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It's sick that this is happening in France.

Focus: Women made to keep low profile in some French suburbs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gZFGpNdH1A


never let this shit fly in the U S of A.

Calling all females who practice Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Thai Chi, Kaju Kempo, cage fighting and baseball. We'll pay you $20 bucks an hour each to go to various areas where this crap is happening in France and order some food. Baseball ladies...bring your Louisville sluggers. You have work to do.
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If it already hasnt been clear to Europe, they need to kick the invaders out (these so called "syrian refugees")
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Rujikin wrote:
If I don't like birds so I say that "the bible says that birds are the devil and must be shot" can you really say it is part of the religion or just me trying to use the religion to enforce my own beliefs.


Are you sincerely unaware of the history and issues with Christianity vs birth control?

If you are seriously unaware of it then, no offence, but you really should not be engaging in any theological discussion until you've done some more homework. >.>



Condoms are in no way referenced in the bible or by the "laws" it sets forth. Someone did not like condoms for some reason and somehow convinced others they were bad.
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