This is an international board. Your peculiar take on reality is on view to the world.
Don't work out, work in.
Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.
I don't suppose you value equality, do you?
Neither does Islam.
Amir Taheri: "Islam Is Incompatible With Democracy"Lest us return to the issue of equality.
The idea is unacceptable to Islam.
For the non-believer cannot be the equal of the believer.
Even among the believers only those who subscribe to the three so-called Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam ( Ahl el-Kitab) are regarded as fully human.
Here is the hierarchy of human worth in Islam:
At the summit are free male Muslims
Next come Muslim male slaves
Then come free Muslim women
Next come Muslim slave women.
Then come free Jewish and /or Christian men
Then come slave Jewish and/or Christian men
Then come slave Jewish and/or Christian women.
Each category has rights that must be respected.
The People of the Book have always been protected and relatively well-treated by Muslim rulers, but often in the context of a form of apartheid known as dhimmitude.
The status of the rest of humanity, those whose faiths are not recognised by Islam or who have no faith at all, has never been spelled out although wherever Muslim rulers faced such communities they often treated them with a certain measure of tolerance and respect ( As in the case of Hindus under the Muslim dynasties of India.)
Non-Muslims can, and have often been, treated with decency, but never as equals.
(There is a hierarchy even for animals and plants. Seven animals and seven plants will assuredly go to heaven while seven others of each will end up in Hell.)
And you must also know that the messy part of Islamization is at the beginning.
After the fighting is done and Islamic rule is imposed things are pretty tranquil.
From what I hear.
Every Religion is Better
Jun 3 2015 | by Bill Warner
Every Religion is Better - Political IslamEvery religion is better than Islam, and so is atheism. Here are three reasons:
1. All religions, except Islam, have the Golden Rule as an ethical cornerstone. Instead Islam has a dualistic ethical code.
2. In Islam, the Sharia demands that all humanity submit to Islamic customs and law.
3. The only religion that can kill apostates is Islam. Leaving Islam is a capital crime under the Sharia.
Some say that all religions are the same. But, from these reasons, we can see that Islam is inferior to all others.
As though oil was unnecessary for life or that it is a bad thing.
We need it like we need nothing else save, food, water, air and protection from natural hazards.
I cannot fault people for being unaware but we don't need oil to the extent we are dependent on it. That's like saying we need "health INSURANCE." People who think this, including the Pesident, are so stuck how we've always done it, they cannot imagine it possible for it to be done any other way. We don't need health insurance, we need access to medical services and treatment. In my opinion, the fewer middle men as possible taking their cut and jacking up the costs, the better. Likewise, we don't need anywhere near as much oil as we use, although it's dishonest to say we don't need any oil. What we need is transportation. Transportation WITHOUT oil is possible and viable. What's even more exciting is the more we use the technology at its present levels of development; the cell phone, PC, hdtv, etc., have shown us, the more advanced and less expensive the technology becomes. Ignoring what we have now, refusing to use it while we "wait for it to catch up" means it will never catch up because there's nothing driving (free pun) advancements or driving down costs.
That said, right now people can get a brand new plug-in electric car. That' seats 5, gets a 100 mile range between charges at night, gets a top speed of 80 mph, needs hardly no maintance, uses the equalvalent of about $1 a gallon in gas seen in a slightly higher electric bill and uses no gasoline whatsoever for $200.00 a month.
Another thing people generally are oblivious to is there have been concerted efforts over almost a half a century to squash any competition to oil as the monopoly transportation energy by those with vested interests in the status quo.
I'll be the first to say we will continue to need oil for aviation, plastics, pharmaceuticals, fertilizer, etc. We do not NEED oil for personal transportation and the more we use plug-in electric cars, the better, bigger, faster and cheaper they will get. And nobody will be forced to finance Isis and middle eastern nuclear poliferation.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
The electric car, for example is made in a factory which runs on...
And uses materials made from...
And the materials are brought to the factory care of...
And delivered to your showroom because of...
And the electricity it uses is produced by...
And the electric motors that power the electricity production would stop if not for...
And the commercial transportation of goods can't be done yet without oil.
Oil will continue to be the developing and developed world's life blood.
While that remains so, we, as you say, must develop alternative sources and make them cheaper and more abundant and convenient.
But in the mean time...
EDIT: Oh, and anyone who tries to bring up Hydrogen, just tell them it costs more to produce/refine than it delivers in savings. That will stop them in their tracks.
Last edited by Tazmanian Devil; 06-22-15 at 09:58 PM.