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Open a TV station to promote understanding of Islam

Suki I (1546431) writes | more than 3 years ago

Crime 6

1. Open a TV station with your wife to promote understanding of Muslim culture in America.

2. Get sick of the wife and behead her.

3. Get convicted of murder, since the American idea of divorce is totally different that the Islam version.

4. Sorry, no prophet.

1. Open a TV station with your wife to promote understanding of Muslim culture in America.

2. Get sick of the wife and behead her.

3. Get convicted of murder, since the American idea of divorce is totally different that the Islam version.

4. Sorry, no prophet.

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6 comments

It's not just muslims ... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35133964)

30 years ago, it was fundamentalist Christian church-goers who would "exercise christian love and forgiveness" for a man for killing his wife, but divorce? Forget it.

And if you think this is an exaggeration, I belonged to one of those fundie churches, where the son of one of the elders was similarly forgiven for kidnapping some kids for ransom - "his wife's expensive tastes drove him to it".

It didn't make sense to me even then, when I needed to believe in something. It's always "deux poids, deux mesures". Thank god I returned to atheism! :-)

No wonder people used to be disappointed at the birth of a daughter - look at the sort of garbage she could end up facing. Zealotry - in any religion - is an illness. And it's always the women who get the short end of the stick.

Time to prove that Jesus and Mohammed were atheists. Shouldn't be too hard - people have been using the bible and koran for years to "prove" all sorts of strange things.

Re:It's not just muslims ... (1)

Suki I (1546431) | more than 3 years ago | (#35134046)

30 years ago, it was fundamentalist Christian church-goers who would "exercise christian love and forgiveness" for a man for killing his wife, but divorce? Forget it.

And if you think this is an exaggeration, I belonged to one of those fundie churches, where the son of one of the elders was similarly forgiven for kidnapping some kids for ransom - "his wife's expensive tastes drove him to it".

It didn't make sense to me even then, when I needed to believe in something. It's always "deux poids, deux mesures". Thank god I returned to atheism! :-)

No wonder people used to be disappointed at the birth of a daughter - look at the sort of garbage she could end up facing. Zealotry - in any religion - is an illness. And it's always the women who get the short end of the stick.

Time to prove that Jesus and Mohammed were atheists. Shouldn't be too hard - people have been using the bible and koran for years to "prove" all sorts of strange things.

What part of the country were you in? I never heard of the general Christian community condoning anything like that in modern times. Then again, 30 years ago I was a little kid.

Re:It's not just muslims ... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35134298)

It was common enough in both the US and Canada - it just was never talked about.

If you questioned it, you weren't "showing christian love and forgiveness".

I guess my gut instincts were stronger than my faith - I never liked them, never talked to them, they simply didn't exist. The strange part was I only found out about the whole kidnapping thing by accident long after I decided I didn't like them ... and I generally like everybody ... at least until they crap on me one time too many. People were pretty closed-mouthed about it, for obvious reasons.

Same as repeated child beating. You wouldn't believe the stone wall I ran into when I tried to report one case. To keep in touch with the family, I had to pretend I didn't have the utmost contempt for the guy and his "christian beliefs". Talking to the mother was useless. Their neighbors also tried ... but they were less circumspect, and ended up being the target of some nasty retaliatory slander.

I remember shouting at one of my daughters once - and I regret it to this day, even though she doesn't even remember it. How people can hit their kids, and then do it again, and again, is simply beyond me. So practicing "christian forgiveness" of some guy "because his wife drove him to kidnap some kids" ... sorry - that's just making an excuse. Because she spent money faster than he could make it? That's not a reason. That's just messed up. Get a divorce instead, for crying out loud.

"Oh no, the bible forbids divorce." And the pastor agreeing. (Of course, when I point out that god commanded over 100 divorces in Ezra, that doesn't count. "That's the old testament." So when I point out that the new testament also commands divorce in certain circumstances, "but that was then.")

No sense putting a gun to their head - it wouldn't do any damage.

Re:It's not just muslims ... (1)

Suki I (1546431) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137524)

So it was some little weirdo cult that you were trapped in. That happens with all sorts of things. 9/11 troofers seem to be more populous than Christians who use beheading for, well, anything. Probably not as 'popular' as domestic violence, no matter how it is justified.

Re:It's not just muslims ... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139610)

Actually, baptists were/are pretty main-line. #1 in the US at one time, though now atheism or agnosticism (depending on your definition of the term) has taken the lead.

Re:It's not just muslims ... (1)

Suki I (1546431) | more than 3 years ago | (#35140130)

Actually, baptists were/are pretty main-line. #1 in the US at one time, though now atheism or agnosticism (depending on your definition of the term) has taken the lead.

I am Baptist and never heard of anybody condoning anything like this. No, I am not part of the conspiracy either.

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