Peace symbol updated with Eiffel Tower
One of our other topics understandably veered toward the tragic developments in Paris. I thought it would be better to have a post that clearly was on this topic.
Here are the last three comments:
The funny thing (depending on how you define funny)is that we really are all the same. We are driven by the same drives, and susceptible to the same manipulations.
Whether it is religion, or politics, or any aspect of life. Those who would manipulate our thoughts are skilled at using our human ways of perceiving the world to achieve their own goals.
For some perverse reason, we are drawn to the perception that we are being persecuted. Think about it. If we can convince Christians in America, where the Christian religion dominates every aspect of life, that they are a persecuted minority; then how easy must it be to convince western Muslims that they are being persecuted?
We also naturally divide the world into us and them. And, when we perceive another person as "them" the rules and stri
This is how we are made, it is built into our brains... when we hear otherwise decent people calling for us to bomb whole regions of the world into nuclear glass, killing millions of people who are not "evil" and have done nothing to us just to get at a relative handful of actual enemies; how do we not see that this is not a lick different than those "evil" people who can kill westerners without a thought?
These problems are complex, and I do not know what real solution can be offered. I do know that succumbing to the same base instincts as those whose behavior rightly disgusts us is not a solution,
-- Posted by lazarus on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 8:28 AM
Lazarus you are right on.Now Trump is saying if he becomes president he will close down mosques.He must no believe in the constitution he claims to be protecting,especially the part about freedom of religion.
Why don't he start with shutting down the real hate filled churches such as the Westboro Baptist.Lets not forget the KKK which is a terrorist group that has killed thousands of americans and burned out thousands and bombed churches and is still in existence.
Lets keep America a place where you can see a muslim,a jew and a Christian sit at the same park and watch their kids play.
-- Posted by lets be real on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 12:52 PM
Your statement LBR made me go look for Trump's statement. This came from the Washington Post.
"In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday, the GOP front-runner said the United States needs to "watch and study" mosques and that he'd at least entertain the idea of closing some in America after the Paris attacks.
"Well, I would hate to do it, but it's something that you're going to have to strongly consider because some of the ideas and some of the hatred -- the absolute hatred -- is coming from these areas," he said.
In case he gets blamed for saying something incongruent with the 1st Amendment, Trump added that closing mosques is "something that many people -- not me -- it's something that many people are considering and that many people are going to do.""
-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 2:00 PM