"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I don't quite understand why it's so hard for you guys to get this. You are entitled to your views in life and religion and other people should be entitled to theirs.
Put frankly, I don't know many people who don't at the very least get ANNOYED by Jahovas witnesses coming to their door.
But like I said, when your book condemns others for their choice in religion, and you hand it to them knowing that they are not of the same creed.... come on. What does that suggest?
Just because some Christians did something doesn't mean they did it purely because they were Christians. Bigotry is bigotry and it is a part of human nature, not the religion.
You do realize there are political elements to that whole Ireland thing, don't you?
Nevermind...you probably don't and you most likely wouldn't acknowledge it if you did. That would be a little too inconvenient to your hard on for slamming Christians.
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I find it insulting when it is forced by the state and other ways on people. - winston53660
We are still trying to find out what this "force" you mention is. Because the majority of religions (not including the lunatic fringe of Islam or any other) do not convert via the sword or any other forcefull means.
Last edited by Black Dog; 05-05-09 at 12:11 PM.
No Lives Matter
Its percieved as an insult when an occupying army comes and tries to convert those in a predominantly muslim country to there religion, and preaching about it, as if they have come and invaded the region to change the religion of that country...the entire concept is percieved as an insult, not Jesus in paticular. Dont twist what he said.Since when is Jesus Christ an insult?
Its not the job of the military. Do not deny it, you couldnt possibly deny it. Is that the duty of the American military? No. So much for seperation of church and state in government institutions, right?If the Afghanis did not want to hear the message, then why do they listen? After all, it is just a harmless little book they handed out.
What winston is trying to say is, the military is "forcing" the religion onto the Afghans. Not literally force them physically, but try to shove the bible in there faces and get converting.Originally Posted by Winston
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
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