I posted part of this at IMAO today, but I felt the urge to expand.
I don’t know if y’all heard but the Sweden bomber who blew himself up with his own backpack asserted the attack was in reference to these points;
“Our actions will speak for themselves. As long as you don’t stop your war against Islam and degrading the prophet and your stupid support of that pig Vilks,”
Sweden’s war against Islam. First I’ve heard of it. Wait I get it, all this is about a cartoon buy ONE man. Thousands must die because of ONE man.
Of course the corollary is one cannot die because of thousands. For one Muslim to die for thousands of infidel deaths would be a call to world wide jihad. Which of course is what we already have – those who will not condemn terrorist actions or stated are tacit enablers. Those who bombed the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and who were planning to send a plane into the White House should have already been executed. Bullets dipped in pigs blood, as the British did in the early 20th century should have been used. A firing squad composed of members of the families that died would be a nice touch.
War on Islam? They haven’t see war yet. We could do as the Germans did at the beginning of World War II. We could inter Muslims as we did the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor. We could march them around and then put them in camps as did the Japanese during World War 2. Of course we could always do as the Moors did in the 11th century. Murdering their enemies, destroying and denigrating sacred places and raping and pillaging as they endeavored to wipe out the indigenous peoples and their society.
According to research Christians and Jews could practice their religion at that time , as long as they adhered to Islamic law. How tolerant of them! Sounds exactly like what all non Muslim countries have been saying for the last 40 + years. Unlike Sharia law however, Judeo-Christian law does not infringe on the worship and beliefs of others until that belief causes pain or suffering to others, even those within the perimeter of their own religion. A man therefore cannot have his wife or daughter stoned for disobedience. A women is not property, nor chattel to be thrown away in a fit of pique.
A women is a sentient being, created by The Creator as equal but different from her male counterpart. She is created as a helpmeet, as a companion and as partner with her spouse in the creation and administration of the family, societies crucial petri dish. This is where humans learn to think, to understand emotions and connect with others. It is in this venue we create not just the heros of the world but the despots as well. This is where good governance begins. With the decline of the family, both the nuclear and extended families we see the decline of good government and the assault on our principles and values.
We are perceived as week because in governing our families we have abdicated our responsibilities to those who have no vested interest in producing good people. Many are interested in cashing a paycheck, they are interested in producing people who think the way they do and who will keep them in power but they are not interested in producing leaders who will think on their own. They don’t chose to produce those people who can make decisions based not simply on rational, scientific thought but on principles and values that honor not just those of a certain group but all people.
Thou shalt not kill, steal, bear false witness, not covet the property of others, nor his employees, nor his family, commit adultery or fornication, honor your parents.
Adherence to these principles should not be abhorrent to any decent human being. They are not simply a moral code, they are a societal code. A way for diverse peoples to live in harmony with each other. The only people who could find these principles offensive are those who are interested not in the elevation of the species but in the degradation of it. In chaos there is profit, and the destruction and enslavement of millions is a small price to pay for them achieving the acme of their desires.
Islam cannot exist in harmony with the other religions of the world because like some “isms”, communism, socialism for example, they seek the enslavement of others in order to further their financial and misogynistic goals. Muslim men do not want companions, they want slaves, they don’t want wives they want concubines. They want to be able to satisfy their debauchery outside the confines of a civil society. Most of all their central consuming passion is the gratification of self. What they want, what they need, what they desire, all must be granted and if they have to kill millions to get it. So be it.
This then is the startling difference between Islam and Christianity. One is a religion that promotes selfishness the other a religion that promotes selflessness. One receives the opportunity to live with his God after death. One receives the services of 78 virgin slaves to do with as he pleases.
I don’t know, doesn’t seem to be any comparison. What world do you want to live in?