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Islam Is NOT About Peace, It's About Bloodthirsty Imbeciles 
30th-Nov-2007 08:58 am
"Religion of peace" demands death for naming teddy bear Mohammed
Thousands of Sudanese, many carrying knives and sticks, have taken to the streets of Khartoum calling for the execution of British school teacher Gillian Gibbons, jailed over a teddy bear.

Crowds demonstrated outside the presidential palace, saying the 15-day prison sentence imposed on Mrs Gibbons for allowing her class to call a teddy bear Mohammed was too lenient.

The protesters streamed out of mosques after sermons, as pick-up trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool.

Hundreds of riot police were deployed as demonstrators massed in central Martyrs Square, outside the palace.

"Shame, shame on the UK," protesters chanted, and they called for Mrs Gibbons' execution, saying, "No tolerance: Execution," and "Kill her, kill her by firing squad."

The women's prison where Gibbons is being held is far from the site, as is the Unity High School where she taught, which is under heavy security protection.

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2nd-Dec-2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
A Christian is one who believes that Jesus Christ is the Lord God and savior of all mankind - it isn't a religion in that respect, necessarily. Going to church has nothing to do with it either, really. I used to have a sticker that said "If going to church makes you a Christian, does going to the garage make you a car?" I loved that sticker, I want it on a t-shirt!

I assume nothing about people - and judge on actions as well. Good call!

Indeed, in many respects I AM being judgmental and closed-minded, which I am more than fine with. There has to be a point in your life that you decide some things are finite and therefore it gives me a predisposition. It's not that I am necessarily opposed to the whole or religious people, it's the fact that I have a lot of odds stacked against me when I'm considering certain things with a religious person as opposed to a nonreligious one. I base this on an entire lifetime of experiences of my own, so it is fair as far as I'm concerned - I speak for no one but myself.

Man's need religion usually begins as a fear of death. Rather than doing any critical thinking, most people default to religion or faith simply because they're indoctrinated early and taught not to question - so it never occurs to them given that this is the way it has always been within their families and communities. Of course I'm a minority, most people wouldn't find peace in atheism without giving it tremendous thought and asking very difficult questions - and not everyone is going to, nor do I personally expect them to. I've never suggested that all people need to renounce their faith in God, even if I believe it is a good idea as it would cause mass hysteria. Perhaps we would be better off if we accepted one another, but it's never going to happen, sadly. You can blame religion for that by the way. Nothing divides people quite the way that religion does.

You're not wasting my time, I'm not afraid of disagreement. Remember, I'm a godless faggot living in the south - I don't need anyone to agree with me in order for me to know that what I believe is right for me. ;-)
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