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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well to be fair, kids aren't allowed to do jack **** in school anymore and are sent home for anything the school can dream up. As for prayer in school, so long as it's not forced I see no problem with it.
    I agree, but that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about perceptions. People fear Muslims.
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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I agree, but that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about perceptions. People fear Muslims.
    If people were rational thinkers, they would realize that any random Muslim they meet on the street is far less likely to hurt them compared to their own car.
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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    If people were rational thinkers, they would realize that any random Muslim they meet on the street is far less likely to hurt them compared to their own car.
    Maybe, but stereotype is there....and that's all that matters.
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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How about prayer in school? Watch what happens if a Christian kneeled in class to pray; imagine the outrage that would ensue. The child would be suspended, and the parents brought before the principal. Now imagine a Muslim kneeling down to pray; not a word would be said. Know why? They'd be afraid the Muslims would come to their homes a cut all their ****ing heads off, and blow up the rest of their family.

    And don't tell that very thought wouldn't cross your mind. That's the imagine painted by Muslims cause they know it works. Why do you think we see protests on TV over a cartoon.
    I would sure as hell complain. No prayer in schools. I don't care who you're praying to.

    I have no fear of a Muslim "cutting my head off," because I'm not a bigot. Really. Didn't cross my mind.

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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I agree, but that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about perceptions. People fear Muslims.
    A few years ago, there was a hot Muslim chick that I met at a seminar. She was smokin', and I feared her. And by 'feared', I mean slept with.

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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How about prayer in school? Watch what happens if a Christian kneeled in class to pray; imagine the outrage that would ensue. The child would be suspended, and the parents brought before the principal. Now imagine a Muslim kneeling down to pray; not a word would be said. Know why? They'd be afraid the Muslims would come to their homes a cut all their ****ing heads off, and blow up the rest of their family.


    And don't tell that very thought wouldn't cross your mind. That's the imagine painted by Muslims cause they know it works. Why do you think we see protests on TV over a cartoon.
    You know, as a Catholic, I regularly crossed myself both as a student in school in NH as well as when I was a teacher in Georgia before relocating to Taiwan. I even wore a Catholic crucifix in both places. Never once did I have a problem with administration, students, parents or anyone else... Even as a teacher, the principal affirmed the right of all school personnel to wear religious jewelry so long as they did not interfere with the mission of the school. It was NEVER an issue and the one time I saw an anti-Catholic poster at the school, Catholic students informed me of it and it was removed without incident.
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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    I would sure as hell complain. No prayer in schools. I don't care who you're praying to.

    I have no fear of a Muslim "cutting my head off," because I'm not a bigot. Really. Didn't cross my mind.
    That is an absolutely rediculous and absurd position. If students and teachers want to pray before an exam, before a meal or any other time of the day, why should they be prevented from doing so if it is on their own volition?
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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    I am missing here the outrage of liberals or their politically correct medias! Almost all are keeping silence. A Christian sentenced to prison for sharing of his fate is probably nothing in comparison to burned qurans or mosques on Ground Zeros. Can you imagine the outrage of leftists if a Muslim will get denied his "Constitutional Right" to convert infidels somewhere in Detroit or in Bronx.

    The best solution would be if Muslims enjoy same rights in the Western countries which they grant to non-Muslims in their countries.



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    Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith, Christian News
    While I diagree entirely with the man even being charged, let alone sentenced, if I was a christian living in a country which had laws against prosetylising which were punishable by a prison sentence I wouldn't do it. Simple as that.

    Also, it wasn't a mosque and it asn't at ground zero.

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    Re: Christian Man Given Five Years in Prison for Sharing Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    That is an absolutely rediculous and absurd position. If students and teachers want to pray before an exam, before a meal or any other time of the day, why should they be prevented from doing so if it is on their own volition?
    The example was distinctly disruptive. A child getting up, and making a bit of a show of themselves by getting on the floor to pray.

    If you can manage it in your seat, quietly, then I am not likely to care even if I happen to notice. Cross your fingers and bow your head all you like. Just please don't make it so you're impossible to ignore while the rest of us are trying to get on with what we're doing. That's my issue.

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