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eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" I am going to warn you that the picture ... [snip!] ... This is not what happened. http://www.loonwatch.com/2011/10/fake-nigerian-christians-burnt-alive-photo-resurfaces-on-facebook/"</blockquote>




Thanks for actually researching. I couldn't say for sure it was fake but by the hatred spewing out I was pretty sure it was.



Is this still not about the Muslims, Julie Blue Eyes?

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13

Speaking of Muslims & hate crimes/genocide...how about Darfur???? Is 2004 recent enough?



In Darfur, the Sudanese government is destroying African Muslim communities because some among them have challenged Khartoum's authoritarian rule.
http://www.thenation.com/article/genocide-darfur#




I think Americans get confused between religious issues & religious issues that are blended into political parties....I am not sure WHY it is confusing though since i can't fathom a day anytime soon when we'd be willing to elect anyone president who isn't Christian, yet we get all cranky & nervous when other people blend religion & politics. We certainly wouldn't want people saying it was "Christians" who did many of the things our government has done, particularly some of our CIA actions...yet, as a who, we really hold on to our "One Nation Under God" such & such & where is the president on Sundays???



And BTW - I am American, raised Christian & have had very very little contact with Muslims...but enough to know they aren't any scarier than any other group. In fact I went to Catholic school my whole upbringing & never once knew anyone who bombed an abortion clinic OR shot a Doctor - just sayin'.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Speaking of Muslims & hate crimes/genocide...how about Darfur???? Is 2004 recent enough? In Darfur, ... [snip!] ... Catholic school my whole upbringing & never once knew anyone who bombed an abortion clinic OR shot a Doctor - just sayin'."


From my perspective, it's the Evangelicals that are the scary ones. :lol:

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Spoken by someone who didn't spend 9 yrs at catholic school. ;)"


I live in a city where we have a very popular Baptist Bible college. I hate when school is in session. Some of them are super nice, some of them are super weird, and then there are some of them that accost you anytime they get the impression you're not living for God and Jesus.



I've actually not had any issues with Catholics. My husband's family is Catholic and anyone else who I've met claiming Catholicism has been awesome.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13

And I literally did mean "good". On average the Catholics I know are nice too - I can't say there aren't any hardass extremists in there & even 1 or 2 I could actually see bombing a clinic...maybe.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Good - I just have known some scary nuns - like the kind who would make a 6 year old eat a sandwich our ... [snip!] ... of a garbage can while sobbing...literally. Not exactly the kind of thing that makes you think of God's love & kindness."


Really? How awful.



I've had a few issues with non-denominational but that was an ex friend of mine who wouldn't let my atheist daughter play with her religious son because my daughter might convert him to atheism. :roll: She was fine while non-denominational but switched to Baptist so maybe that has something to do with it.



Evangelicals give me the most problems. I'm a quiet atheist. I'll tell you I am if you ask and I have a bumper sticker on my car that eludes to it but I'm not running around telling people God isn't real and that they're idiots to believe in religion etc. I'd like be afforded the same respect but alas...I get pamphlets telling me of God's love, Jesus' sacrifice, and abortion is bad. :lol: And let's not forget the insults hurled, the condescending talk, and threats/assumptions about my parenting ability. :roll:

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
~Julie Blue Eyes~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6052 posts
status 1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie ... [snip!] ... sure it was fake but by the hatred spewing out I was pretty sure it was. Is this still not about the Muslims, Julie Blue Eyes?"</blockquote>



It was for the article writer. It isn't for me, though, no.



I asked way earlier in the thread, if it would make a difference if it was whites killing blacks.



My issue with the commentators on this thread was that, BECAUSE this was religious in nature and many people kinda saw it as tit for tat, not a whole lot of sympathy for the victims was verbalized.



These are people killing people (I can list many articles that show mass murders/murders happen all of the time) .



Even if this is faked, that doesn't negate the fact that this sort of thing still happens.



I obviously saw something different in the article, which is why by base question was asked, "should the United States get involved in this?"



Again, if this was a group of ...say...Hindu's and Sikhs slaughtered them, should we, as a country, be willing to intervene?



What if it were a group of gays that were rounded up and killed ...by...whomever. You can imagine anyplace in the world. When, if ever, would it be appropriate to step in?

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" ... [snip!] ... up and killed ...by...whomever. You can imagine anyplace in the world. When, if ever, would it be appropriate to step in?"

If you are the US & are going to act like the US? If money is involved...like oil. If it's million of poor Africans, let them die.



That's pretty much how we operate....in case you've missed the last 50 yrs.



If we are going to turn over a new leaf? Hell IDK....I can't even think that far ahead.

~Julie Blue Eyes~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6052 posts
status 1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" ... [snip!] ... The world needs to EVOLVE from their cavemen mindsets."</blockquote> Hitler ring a bell? It wasn't that long ago..."</blockquote>




Hitler's Secret Conversations, one of the few books that I actually own, about the man, says this:



" National Socialism and religion cannot exist together.... The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity's illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew. The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity.... Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul,for that evolution was in the natural order of things. (p 6 & 7)"



There are many more quotes like this one. Hitler was not a Christian.

~Julie Blue Eyes~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6052 posts
status 1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" If you are the US & are going to act like the US? If money is involved...like oil. If it's million ... [snip!] ... case you've missed the last 50 yrs. If we are going to turn over a new leaf? Hell IDK....I can't even think that far ahead."</blockquote>



The United States foreign policy stinks. I know this. I believe our government to be corrupt and self serving. However, there have been many times in history where we were a force for good. Other nations regularly called on us to help them fight wars or to just simply show our support, in all kinds of situations. The American people used to support America, as a "calvary", so to speak.



Are you saying that we should never interfere, under any circumstance?

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie ... [snip!] ... was in the natural order of things. (p 6 & 7)" There are many more quotes like this one. Hitler was not a Christian."

You may nto have thought he was, but he certainly represented himself as such.



"I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.." (Mein Kampf)



"I am absolutely convinced of the great power and the deep significance of the Christian religion, and consequently will not permit any other founders of religion (Religionsstifter). Therefore I have turned against Ludendoriff and separated myself from him; therefore I reject Rosenberg's book. That book is written by a Protestant. It is not a party book. It is not written by him as a member of the party. The Protestants can settle matters with him.
My desire is that no confessional conflict arise. I must act correctly to both confessions. I will not tolerate a Kulturkampf.... I stand by my word. I will protect the rights and freedom of the church and will not permit them to be touched. You need have no apprehensions concerning the freedom of the church. "
-Hitler [quoted from Helmreich, p.241]



If you think Nazi's did not consider themselves Christians I am not sure what you are getting that from. Even if later he decided religion was in the way, that was long after he already decided to decimate the Jews & everyone else he determined to be undesirable.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" If you are the US & are going to act ... [snip!] ... used to support America, as a "calvary", so to speak. Are you saying that we should never interfere, under any circumstance?"

Based on our past performances, I'd say it's a safer bet ATM.



Could you tell me exactly when we intervened "just because"?
Would that be when we "liberated" the Jews AFTER we got attacked at Pearl Harbor? Or maybe WWI after the Lusitania was sunk (after warning by the Germans they would, in fact, sink that boat if it sailed)?



Just wondering what humanitarian war efforts you feel we've been involved in.