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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    Widespread would be worldwide. This is only within the ME. I wouldn't call what is going on in the ME as mainstream. Far from it.
    That obviously is not what widespread means but even if it was, we've basically seen the same terrorist behavior everywhere where there is a significant Muslim presence. Judging someone based on their race, religion, etc. is no more ignorant than repeatedly dismissing bad behavior to remain politically correct.

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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    What I find interesting is how those who indulge in apologia accuse others of having unrealistic views when their own are equally far from reality.
    I suspect it's the same mentality that Julia Roberts had, when she so naively asked (shortly after 9/11), "Can't we all just get along?" It's an inability to reconcile reality with ideological desires, and understand what the actual issues are. To me, it's a fairytale state of mind, which says differences don't matter, and appearances do.
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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    That obviously is not what widespread means but even if it was, we've basically seen the same terrorist behavior everywhere where there is a significant Muslim presence. Judging someone based on their race, religion, etc. is no more ignorant than repeatedly dismissing bad behavior to remain politically correct.
    Strawman. Nobody is "dismissing bad behavior." The reasonable among us are simply not attributing the bad behavior of a small group to an entire religion.

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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    My advice? Think about what you are saying. I mean step outside of your anger induced irrationality-bubble and really THINK about it. Not too late to retract.
    O ye, it's far more important to deal with these generalisations than the killing of innocent people...

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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    O ye, it's far more important to deal with these generalisations than the killing of innocent people...
    Strawman. Nobody is advocating that we do not deal with the fringe minority that committed these atrocious acts.

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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I think it is incumbent upon all of us to actually learn a bit about Muslims, especially in regards to the differences between Muslims and Christians, the actual attitudes of Muslims, and the belief systems involved.

    Otherwise, we just end up tossing out false equivalences and bland platitudes by comparing the two religions in ways they really are not comparable.
    I don't think it's all that important to learn more about Muslims. THey are a very diverse group just as all religions are. You have your moderates and radicals and everything between. Christians are just as diverse. What we need is more religious tolerance. Muslims and Christians in this country have equal rights and that's all we need to keep intact.
    All groups have their more radical members which do not represent the over all group. The radicals are usually the minority in the group, but also the loudest and most troublesome.

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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It isn't mainstream relative to what we are accustomed to, but unfortunately, it effects us, because we are seeing a gradual movement of likeminded-ness moving into western culture, and for some reason, some refuse to look at it, and address it for what it is.
    I tend to refuse to see things that are not there. I don't see a radical islamic movement moving into western culture. It simply isn't happening.

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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I suspect it's the same mentality that Julia Roberts had, when she so naively asked (shortly after 9/11), "Can't we all just get along?" It's an inability to reconcile reality with ideological desires, and understand what the actual issues are. To me, it's a fairytale state of mind, which says differences don't matter, and appearances do.
    Fairytale is right, especially in the way people can see two things with obvious differences and declare them the same. For all of those who toss out all these politically correct equivalences between Christianity and Islam, for instance, I would encourage them to at least learn a wee bit, first. Of course doing so would run contrary to their apologetics, but it really does get pretty ridiculous at times how these de rigueur platitudes are just accepted without question or understanding.
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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    That obviously is not what widespread means but even if it was, we've basically seen the same terrorist behavior everywhere where there is a significant Muslim presence. Judging someone based on their race, religion, etc. is no more ignorant than repeatedly dismissing bad behavior to remain politically correct.
    I don't dismiss bad behavior. I simply will not accuse all Muslims of being terrorists just because some Muslims are. I do the same for Christians. I don't call all Christians terrorists because some Christians are.

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    Re: Muslims Attack Buddhists Over Pic Posted on FaceBook.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    I don't think it's all that important to learn more about Muslims.
    Obviously. Your ignorance is necessary to avoid the realizations that might run the risk of creating cognitive dissonance.

    Ignorance is bliss as they say.
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