Pillars of Wisdom of How Muslims Debates:
Uncomfortable post, Dave. This could be true of any/all EXTREMISTS. Besides, I think posting something like that only divides members: I'd imagine that any member here with family that is Muslim or have roots in Islam are not comfortable with this kind of 'singling out one group'. Anyway, it makes me uncomfortable.
Like to do one on Christians now ?
I guess u read the qur'an for this u have a strong point of view
@DaveSchumacher You call yourself a freethinker, but carefully avoid including jews and christians in your diatribe ! Have you never heard of the european conflicts opposing catholics and protestants for centuries - still latent in Ulster? Far from me to add water to that overworked mill, but what about jewish pogroms? Why mention the tiny number of Sikhs, but not the equally sectarian hindus? Last, but not least, do you not realise that muslims worship the same Abraham, Moses, Jesus etc... AND God as do the Christians and jews??!! They all belong in the same basket, none of them have the monopoly on evil, and if you must bring this down to an exercise in accountancy, I think you will find that christians win hands down over muslims when it comes to the body count in the last 2000 years !
@LoneJungle Historically yes, but but right now it is the Muslims who are beheading people.
I don't know the Koran well enough to comment.
Every religion follow a similar set of argument to justify that they are right and everyone else is wrong. Muslims aren't the only ones that do it. Try talking to a Christian and you will get the same set of arguments, just substitute the books and Jesus in the argument. Same with Judaism.
Arguing with most religious people is like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good you are at chess the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious.
Nope, I just copy and pasted it from another site. Even if some of it is taken out of context I don't give a shit. I believe, as does Sam Harris that Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas when it comes to religion. As Ayaan Hirsi Ali said in her book Islam is in need of a reformation. I'm aware that all Muslims don't believe all the crap in the Koran, but enough of them do to try and get sharia law imposed on all of us. I don't and will not apologise for being anti-religious. They have done and do so much damage in the world we free thinkers need to stand up to them. How many sikh, muslim, kurd and yazidi fathers have killed their own daughters just because they wanted to marry a european man?