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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    no, but neither can a radical Christian nor a Mormon.

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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    How can anyone who takes delight in the death of Americans be a good one?
    You're looking at "Muslim Extremist" and associating it with "middle east anti American terrorist" . . . and assigning those crimes done within that country against ours to the 'radical'

    I imagine that 'radical' is a wide-label. What *is* radical? Blowing up buildings? Advocating for your religion? Preachig your beliefs? Killing people?

    Which one is radical? I think people truly feel that 'radical' is anyone who is open, loud, zealous or emphatic about their beliefs. I really don't think taht people associate the term 'radical' with 'killing people in the name of'
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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    He did not say anything about your general run of the mill Muslim, he said "radical" specifically.
    Um yes. And I agreed with him. And then I said the same would be true of radical Christians. I said "radical" specifically. I really don't understand why this is so hard for you to understand. Should I use smaller words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It happens every time someone mentions a Muslim situation. Oh but Christians did this, thats bull****. The number of radical Muslims vs almost anything else is huge. So it does not compare, and yet people still use it as a comparison every chance they get.
    Wow, thin skin. I'm so sorry that you poor Christians have had your beliefs questioned. There, all better?

    As for my comment about True Believers, I stand by that. Not all Christians are "True Believers." Many are intelligent, well meaning, wonderful people who believe in evolution and otherwise embrace science.

    Once more, I make comments about SOME Christians and you keep pretending that I am commenting about ALL Christians, even though the meaning of my words is as clear as can be.

    Now, where's my apology for calling me a bigot?

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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    no, but neither can a radical Christian nor a Mormon.
    Radical Mormons?
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Um yes. And I agreed with him. And then I said the same would be true of radical Christians. I said "radical" specifically. I really don't understand why this is so hard for you to understand. Should I use smaller words?
    More ad-homs with no substance.

    You got nothing.

    Duly noted.


    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Wow, thin skin. I'm so sorry that you poor Christians have had your beliefs questioned. There, all better?

    As for my comment about True Believers, I stand by that. Not all Christians are "True Believers." Many are intelligent, well meaning, wonderful people who believe in evolution and otherwise embrace science.

    Once more, I make comments about SOME Christians and you keep pretending that I am commenting about ALL Christians, even though the meaning of my words is as clear as can be.

    Now, where's my apology for calling me a bigot?
    You get no apology, your statements are plain and simple.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    i didn't realise you had to have a set of specific beliefs to be a good american. a radical muslim could be a good american, as long as they obey the law.
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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i didn't realise you had to have a set of specific beliefs to be a good american. a radical muslim could be a good american, as long as they obey the law.
    That's an oxymoron.


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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    This question begs to be asked....
    Ah, my right-wing extremist friend, how I have missed you.

    The correct answer, of course, is yes. A radical anything can even in their zeal obey the law of the land.

    We've got plenty of radicals here in the great USA, and while they grumble and hiss and spit, by and large they respect the rule of law.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    That's an oxymoron.
    how? there are no laws against radical thoughts, or speech, an american can call for a theocratic america all they want, they're entitled to under free speech, and as long as they do nothing illegal, they are still being good citizens.
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    Re: Can a radical Muslim be a good American?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    how? there are no laws against radical thoughts, or speech, an american can call for a theocratic america all they want, they're entitled to under free speech, and as long as they do nothing illegal, they are still being good citizens.
    Seems like we have different definitions of "radical". The very definition, in my mind, includes illegal activity.


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