When I hear of people burning the American flag - I'm not touched by it emotionally (angered) - my thought is "nice attempt at trying to piss me off . . . but it's not working" - because I don't value material things.
If people didn't value *the book* or *the flag* or *the disk* then it being piled and burned won't *mean* anything - and thus - people won't do it anymore because it's pointless.
Some people just love to piss other people off - the more bothered you are by things the more opportunities there are to take advantage of.
in my younger years taht was like an invite to crash someone's party.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Since when were american religious groups and muslim religious groups qualitatively the same thing in your eyes?
And youre already insinuating that I support killing people. Do shut up.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I didnt 'insinuate' you endorsed murder...I pointed very clearly to the hypocricy which you so CAPABLY demonstrated in the first line.
People in the US pay to see an art exhibit of piss christ
In Austria a museum has an exhibit of anti semitic art
Throughout much of the muslim world churches and synagogues are banned.
In Egypt Coptic Christians churches are burned by mobs of muslims who are not arrested. In fact the authorities turn thier heads.
In Pakistan christians are murdered simply for being christian and the muslim perps are let off scott free.
And we are concerned that a church in Florida is going to burn a qu'ran. Could we have a little perspective please?
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock