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    Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    Islamophobia may have reached a point in this country where people condemn Christians that they suspect are Muslims without ever checking the facts.

    In Phoenix, Arizona, a new Christian church has residents fearing that it is an Islamic mosque.
    Folks, there is a very easy explanation for this. On November 2, Arizona passed a medical marijuana law. After that, thousands of of Arizonans came down with the ersatz flu, and got prescriptions filled. And the rest is history, or is it hallucination?

    In other news, Arizona has passed a new law, naming naming the bat as it's official state insignia.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    Ban the dome!!!
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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    That Muslim woman in green in the video is showing her face! Doesn't the Koran say she should be stoned for such immodesty?

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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    To be honest, this is just stupid. The people who protest this are probably very self righteous themselves and can't approve of a church having a dome.
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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    To be honest, this is just stupid. The people who protest this are probably very self righteous themselves and can't approve of a church having a dome.
    Personally, I think the stupid part is protesting construction of mosques in the first place...

    edit: Well, the more stupid part anyway. There's plenty of stupid to go around.
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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    Hey, I have an Idea lets Ban all Muslim said the stupid ass people making the south look more ignorant.

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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    lots of churches have domes... this is stupid...




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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    THAT particular style of church IS actually original to the Catholic Church. It IS Christian in origin - though inspired, sure, by it's preceding Roman and Greek building. The centralized, squared Greek-cross style which transitions to a dome overhead was first constructed in Constantinople by the CATHOLIC CHURCH and is called the Hagia Sophia.

    Only YEARS LATER was it (the Hagia Sophia) converted into a Mosque at which time minarets and other Islamic elements were added.



    But the original design was commissioned by Justinian in 532 AD - two Greek mathematicians (Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus) planned the Hagia Sophia which is unique in the way that the dome sits atop one large, open cube - 4 large rounded arches (which are Greek in origin) sculpt the architectural element called 'pendentives' in the corners, visible from the inside. From the outside it merely takes on a massive, bold cube-shape.

    All these people thinking it *is a Islamic design* are showing their ignorance of their own beliefs they claim to have - and obviously have peeved me of with their stupidity on the subject.

    That being said, however - yes, many elements of Islamic architecture were introduced into the European religious world during the time of the crusades - likewise, they adopted some European designs and ideas in their religious-mosques (like how they converted the Hagia Sophia into a Mosque according to their religious-dictation, which involved covering over hte original mosaics and removing countless sculptures from the inside).

    Fortunately the interior of the Hagia Sophia is being restored to it's original form - uncovering the mosaics of Justinian and his wife.
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    Re: Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Personally, I think the stupid part is protesting construction of mosques in the first place...

    edit: Well, the more stupid part anyway. There's plenty of stupid to go around.
    I have to agree with you on this one.
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