The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
Should we stop letting Catholic and Christian churches be built within 2 bocks of abortion clinics and hospitals that preform abortions because the victims of Christian extremists mite be offended?
We as a country need to stop worrying about who gets offended by people exorcising freedoms protected directly under our Constitution.
Seems to me we will have a much bigger problem when we are no longer allowed to be offended. Much like the religious leader who was arrested in England for saying homosexuality is a sin.
No Lives Matter
I have no problem with it. Banning a mosque near the trade center because of what some muslim terrorist did would be like banning the catholic church from building a daycare near a pre-school or elementary school because of what a few pedophile priest did(in case non one else point that out).
Last edited by jamesrage; 05-08-10 at 09:44 AM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Wow, this thread really went off the rails. We've got people slamming America, Christianity, Whites, Blacks, slavery, Northerners, bigots, Obama, and lil' ol' me.
Sorry Ten, but you've been on Ignore for over half a year... this post of yours that I only saw because so many people quoted it is a good example of why you're on Ignore.
Let's put the shoe on the other foot. Nevermind legality, since I never said it should be illegal... let's consider if it would be wise, prudent and considerate to put:
-A Branch Davidian church next door to the OKC Murrah building site, or a memorial honoring Tim McVeigh.
-A memorial honoring Custer on main street in an Indian Reservation.
-a Shinto Shrine to Hirohito at Pearl Harbor, even though Hirohito didn't really run Japan and didn't give the order to attack.
-A Confederate War Memorial next door to Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam Headquarters.
-a KKK meeting hall across the street from the NAACP headquarters.
Legality aside, none of these choices would be wise, prudent or considerate. Neither is building a mosque next door to the site of the fallen Towers.
I never said it should be illegal or forbidden, just that I didn't think it was a good idea. I also said that what with all this sensitivity we're supposed to show for everyone else, it would be nice if someone returned the favor for once.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.