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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Yes I do. Having a sense of humour is one of my many human failings. Having a desire to express myself clearly about what I mean and do not mean is another.
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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

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    Of course not, that doesn't really solve anything though, does it?
    No, but it would be useful if more people realized what we are facing and acted accordingly.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

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    Okay. Good morning.
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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    We pick fights all the time with cartoons, debates, insults, and so on, but we don't generally respond with violence. If that was the case this board would only have two or three members.
    And I suspect they'g be Texans!
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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    We pick fights all the time with cartoons, debates, insults, and so on, but we don't generally respond with violence. If that was the case this board would only have two or three members.
    And, I suspect they'd be Texans!
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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    How about you just watch one to gain some insight? You can lead a horse to water...
    Dude, would you leave me the **** alone? I know enough and have read enough from and about Pam Geller to know exactly what she wants, what she believes, and the fact that her whole "I only hate jihadists" schtick is a ****ing lie.

    I don't like you, and I really wish you'd stop bothering me.
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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    I'm not American. My first impulse is to be thankful that the casualties were minimal and that I'm glad the idiots who turned up butt hurt can do no further damage. My second is to be grateful that I live in a Country where a "family day" would involve barbecues, outdoor cricket and other fun activities for the children. I certainly wouldn't be encouraging a member of my family to attend an event with me that offered a $10,000 prize for the best caricature of any religous figure.

    Each to his own I guess. Different strokes for different folks.
    Especially if they know that depicting that religious figure is seen as an insult. So it is not really a best goofball drawing of Mohammed contest, but a contest about "how many ways can I insult you and your faith, let me count the ways and pictures!!".

    Now I am not saying that you should not draw Mohammed, I personally think it should be totally allowed, but to make a contest intended to enrage and insult is just in poor taste IMHO and not something that should be promoted.

    You are not going to hold a contest with Jesus in gay porn scenes/pictures? That would be in very poor taste and an insult to all Christians. I would even protest that and I am not a Christian but an atheist. That would be in very poor taste. A few years back Madonna was using a big lighted up cross during her show and Christian parties here protested that even though that was almost a non-insult compared to this drawing contest.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Especially if they know that depicting that religious figure is seen as an insult. So it is not really a best goofball drawing of Mohammed contest, but a contest about "how many ways can I insult you and your faith, let me count the ways and pictures!!".

    Now I am not saying that you should not draw Mohammed, I personally think it should be totally allowed, but to make a contest intended to enrage and insult is just in poor taste IMHO and not something that should be promoted. .

    Yes lets worry about the feelings of terrorists who are currently committing genocide against other people in the middle east, burning countless bibles and destroying religious sites sacred to other religions.

    You are not going to hold a contest with Jesus in gay porn scenes/pictures? That would be in very poor taste and an insult to all Christians. I would even protest that and I am not a Christian but an atheist. That would be in very poor taste. A few years back Madonna was using a big lighted up cross during her show and Christian parties here protested that even though that was almost a non-insult compared to this drawing contest
    People do make "artwork", plays/musicals, tv shows and talk shows that mock religious people and many other things that are offensive to Christians. The Piss Christ, the 2000 year old virgin episode of family guy, The Book of Mormon play,homosexual social commentary in tv shows, and many other things that are offensive to Christians.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Yes, they do, and mocking others' religions (or lack of faith) is ugly. But the responses to such offenses haven't been to attempt to kill those with whom we disagree. Being able to tolerate oppositional viewpoints is one mark of adulthood, and those who are calling for a jihad are very unevolved and childish.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes lets worry about the feelings of terrorists who are currently committing genocide against other people in the middle east, burning countless bibles and destroying religious sites sacred to other religions.
    Yes, why worry about the feelings of others when we can behave like morons/Muslim haters purely because there are some idiots in the Middle East who do bad things.

    And there are more than just terrorists that live in that region or that can and will be offended by such depictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    People do make "artwork", plays/musicals, tv shows and talk shows that mock religious people and many other things that are offensive to Christians. The Piss Christ, the 2000 year old virgin episode of family guy, The Book of Mormon play,homosexual social commentary in tv shows, and many other things that are offensive to Christians.
    Mock religion is one thing. You can mock Mohammed without depicting him. And I said doing it in a relevant situation fine, but make a contest in offending someone's religion is in poor taste.

    And homosexual social commentary is offensive to Christians? Really? I was not aware that everything gay is offensive to Christians but I guess Christian feelings are more important than Muslim feelings.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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