Post by Susan Cohen Post by bb dayorder doubleplusungood
And if it is true, I am happy
because that goddamn thing and the schizophrenic ravings it
contains deserves to be desecrated.
There are people who say the same about other religions.
I think it's all in how you take it.
And if enough Muslims show that it's *not* an instruction manual for hate,
then it deserves the same respect other religions do.
Oh, I probably should have mentioned that I am extremely ANTI-religious
and hate all religion because it suppresses thought and brainwashes
people into believing any sort of nonsense because their respective
"holy" book, guru, ayatollah, pope, etc. sez so. So yes, Islam
deserves as much respect as I give to other religions - none at all -
and of all the brainwashing cults throughout history and at present,
Islam seems particularly noxious and oppressive. In fact, even if you
took away the violence that many people think it inspires, you are
still left with an oppressive, totalitarian, mindcontrol cult. Even
if the Muslims were as pacifistic as the Amish, they are still cultists
and every minute of every hour of every day of their lives is dictated
soley by the koran (or at least its interpretation by the self-
proclaimed "clerics" who rule Islamist societies). There is no free
thought or action allowed in Islam - Muslims are required to pray and
chant koran verses at certain times, they are only allowed to eat
certain types of foods, wear certain types of clothes, and are even
required to consult a compass before using the toilet to make sure
they are not facing mecca.
Whether you call it a cult or a religion or an ideology it is still
brainwashing and one of the things it teaches is that non-believers
are heretics and infidels who must be destroyed and that Islam must
be imposed on the world whether they like it or not. They do not
wish to assimilate into modern world culture, they wish to impose
their 7th-century culture and values on the rest of the world. I am
an American and I firmly believe in the values of democracy, justice,
liberty, freedom of speech, thought, expression, debate, separation of
religion and state, equality of women, etc., and Islam opposes all of
these things. The ONLY principle above that Islam pretends to embrace
is freedom of religion (for Muslims in non-Muslim countries), then they
begin to demand Islam be imposed on their non-Muslim host country. Oh,
and they also pretend to embrace democracy when they are fighting to
install a pro-Islamist government, and naturally no more democracy
once that is accomplished.
So no, I do not see why I should give any respect to an ideology that
represents the exact opposite of what my culture stands for. We
represent Satan Incarnate in their eyes and no matter how much we
"tolerate" their crap will ever change the fact that we are Satan and
must be destroyed as commanded by allah himself.