Hong Kong wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:
The amount of edits I used to get it how I wanted it is irrelevant.
As far as being woefully out of left field, wtf are you talking about?
Because if one of those nutters gets their hands on a devastating biological weapon, portable nuclear device or whatever - and these are real concerns, even if unlikely -, it is going to have the potential to cause massssssive loss of life. And there is zero evidence that they won't use it. And after it happens, the above pretty much exemplifies the response we're going to get. It's pretty much exactly what we get in these threads.
What's left field about it? Is it that a meteor isn't a race or a person or a group of people? Well guess what? Nor is Islam. It's equally as critical of people who believe that meteors are harmless as people who believe that the scripture of Islam is harmless. We're talking about beliefs. Not individuals on the street.
Yeah, it's a bit of a joke. It's tongue in cheek and hyperbole to demonstrate a point. But I think if you stop your knee jerking violently long enough to think about it, you'll realise it's perhaps not as "woefully" left out of left field as you actually think.
Damn straight. We need to deal with the problem of meteors by rounding up all the rocks on earth and shooting them into space, where they belong. With those threatening space rocks.
Anyone who thinks that's a f**k stupid idea that will do more harm than good is clearly a bleeding-heart liberal who refuses to acknowledge the problem.
That's just a strawman and COMPLETELY missing the point of my post (wooosh - congratulations).
The point is, we need to be able to discuss it. We need to be able to say, "okay, there's some problems within Islam that need to be dealt with".
If the response to even starting that conversation is, "yeah you're just a bigot who wants to 'round up all Muslims and shoot them' ", then that's obviously a big blocker on actually discussing the problem.
All we are saying here is: i) there's a discussion that needs to be had; ii) Islam does have something to do with it
If you think that equates to, "let's round up all Muslims and shoot them", then you're just not listening. And in case you didn't get it, that IS the point of my original post.[/quote]
you are certifiable. You were the one who equated a religion (that has a few odd followers from the human race) with a large inanimate block of stone, that floats around in space. I don't need to go any further[/quote]