I am a Muslim

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He had me until he started talking about washing his feet in the sinks of public restroom.
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Female 7
ps...adelc067 you rock...lol, jus cuz ur muslim and it seems on this site muslims kinda gotta stick together.
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Female 7
masha`allah! this dude is cool for making this video jazakallah khair, but i think maybe someone else should have made this, like a highschooler who looks cooler lol, cuz ppl would still classify him as an arab....well oh well...he tried....!
you guyz shud rlly stop talking about us all the time too, most of those terroist are shia muslims,and shia muslims do not follow the quran ... they believe other things...weird...
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Male 2,605
I understand where you`ve coming from, RelaxEnjoy. I doubt I`ll follow this topic for much longer either. I think I`ve exhausted my point already.
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Male 205
Why do you propose religious moderation in regards to Islam is "not very newsworthy"?

cos its always been happening: its not news
i know none of my friends have been in the news just for being muslims..

i know i havnt been in the saudi news for living a moderate atheist life, and neither have any of my christian friends

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i dunno if i will keep following this topic so if i dont:

just to say i do agree with you that islam/religion is fundamentally evil but that muslims/etc are not fundamentally evil

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Male 13
We did invent all the things he said. And i am also proud to be muslim.
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Male 2,605
"overmann- i have a short attention span and you bore me now"

Then return to your spot in front of your television where you belong and do bother waiting a few years before pretending to grow up. The intervening silence will be assuredly enjoyed.

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Female 1,297
overmann- i have a short attention span and you bore me now

but i have one more thing to say:
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ADULT BRACES

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Male 2,605
Why do you propose religious moderation in regards to Islam is "not very newsworthy"?
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Male 205
tbh i dont remember outcries from the moderate Irish over the actions of the IRA in the news, altho ofcourse they existed. moderate is not very newsworthy.

(not that im defend religion or anything)

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Male 2,605
"I guess Overmann`s point is that while moderate muslims do not condone extremism, Islam is the fertile soil in which fundamental extremism can grow."

Actually, davymid, my point is that there are no such people as Islamic moderates, at least none born and bred in the Middle East. What people don`t realize is that Islamic extremism is not a matter of a few people hijacking Islam, it`s about those individuals who are following the letter of their religion as their holy book says they should. If there were such people as Islamic moderates, you`d hear their admonitions and outcries over such "hijackers" giving their religion a bad name. Ask yourself how often you hear of those in the Middle East doing such.

You speak of such abuses happening on "regular days", davymid, and that is *exactly* what I`m talking about.

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Male 205
i thinks we are putting waay too much of the blame on islam when it should be resting on the socio-economic side of the scale..

not to say that islam isnt to blame
but it is equally as guilty as all abrihamic religions


"This wasn`t extremism, this was just a regular day in an religious-ruled less economically developed country."

(not that it was a regular day... i mean it did get on the saudi news and all)

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Male 12,138
^^ Overmann, aren`t you worried about a fatwa on your head?

Have to agree though... I guess Overmann`s point is that while moderate muslims do not condone extremism, Islam is the fertile soil in which fundamental extremism can grow. I mean, here in Britain we had a teacher in Sudan who had mass calls for her brutal execution by sword, for naming a f*cking teddy bear Mohammed. I mean, come on, it`s 2007... WTF is wrong with this picture?

Did you guys know that a few years ago there was a fire in a school in Saudi Arabia, the police forced some of the girls back into the burning building because they were not wearing appropriate all-covering clothing while trying to flee from the fire. 15 children were burned to death that day. This wasn`t extremism, this was just a regular day in an islamic country.

Full story from the BBC here

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Male 2,605
"but this is not because of religion"

Actually, it *is* because of the religion:

The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with 100 stripes: Let no compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. (Koran 24:2)

You want to ardently defend religion (especially Islam) but you haven`t offered up any benefits of religion.

"It`s not religions I am against
it`s extreme fundamentalism that troubles me."

Once more, the so-called fundamentalists are only those Muslims actively following the word of their religion. You don`t hear of any Islamic rights groups denouncing the harsh punishments given to innocent people because there aren`t any. While very few people may speak out in the Arab world, their voices are deafened by the blanket of silence maintained by the majority who feel such punishments and behaviors are appropriate. Does that make Islam a peaceful religion?

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Male 216
lulz read the entire book before you make yourself look like an idiot. i lol`d
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Female 15
what Berserk505 said (the first time):
"It`s not religions I am against
it`s extreme fundamentalism that troubles me."


love how the video was done and it sure made me think - but whatever happens there are still gonna be some racist people out there.

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Female 700
ok then, get off my screen and go vote for obama already. he`s gonna lose anyway.
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Male 101
oh and imho, websters dictonary is the greatest book every written, think of the research that he had to do to put all that down on paper? And im sure just about ever english speaking house holds has atleast one of them.
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Male 101
mastercif, if your rant takes more then one comment.. no matter how good it is.. no one is gonna read it.. so keep it to yourself.
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Female 19
Wait a second mastercif...In the story Adam and Eve, the fact that Eve was created from Adam`s rib doesn`t imply she is lesser. Before the fall, they carried the same name - Adam, implying that they were equal.[She is also just mentioned as "woman", but that was for identification and the name was given by God, not Adam] The fact that she was named Eve (hence the naming and so male dominance) was due to the fact that they would fight for control and so one had to be on top. It was also her punishment for the act she commited - eating from the Tree of Good and Evil. Also, the rule only applies to marriage and so the two halves have to get along.
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Female 876
I`d hit that.
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Female 1,297
"can motivate people to do things they otherwise would not have, such as flying a plane into a building or committing suicide for the promise of reward or mutilating one`s children or unjustly condemning (even killing) people"

Im not going to argue with this. religion doesn`t teach this, but yeh, it causes it. few people read the whole quran by meaning, let alone 7 massive volumes, and a few hundred after that, so they believe what they want to. Forget 911, i can understand that peoples minds have been poisoned to `kill everyone else`, but cases such as suicide bombers in mosques totally baffle me. I know some people who know nothing about their religion, and dont really care, but then ther`re those who know nothing about their religion, but condemn everyone else for being non- muslim, though islam says to mind your own business and be nice to people of other religions.

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Male 205
ah oumaverick, i appreciate your response.. ofcourse there are good ways of interpretation as well as the bad ways.

but it is my opinion that there is no "correct" interpretation

i put the link up also to show that people tend to assume the "correct" interpretation of the bible to be the "good" one, and the "correct" interpretation on the koran to be the "bad" one.

imo the "best" interpretation of either book is such a severe twist on its content that there is no point even following the book in the first place

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Female 1,297
genital mutation is wrong full stop. there is no excuse for it. your body is a temple, you don`t ruin it, even tatoos aren`t allowed, though it can, kind of, be blamed on religion- sex before marriage is not allowed, and in culture it is a huge stigma, leaving the family of such a person unable to show their faces in public. people fear this so much they leave their kids mutilated, they dont trust their children, so its better to deform them. again these are the culture bound idiots (there is a difference). islam teaches to look after you body, mind. alcohol is very clearly stated as wrong, and though most people dont know it, tobacco is also considered as a sin by many scholars, trippy drugs and those that damage your ability to make decisions, and drugs that damage you`re ovarall self.
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Female 1,297
3. culture is derived, to an extent, from religion. but, with countries like Pakistan, you have to recognize one thind: alot of people are illiterate, and cant study the quran properly.
because of this, many people assume males are superior. women want a little boy, girls, in many cases are killed. men blame a woman for not giving him a child, (though, ultimately, it is the man with the sex defining genes). the burka is another example of this, it`s not required by islam, but it is required by male dominated countries like arab. cultural traditions like wearing overdone, overexpensive dresses, and dowry given to the grooms family by the brides family (often reaching 10s of thousands of rupees, clothes, wadrobes, microvaves fridges ect) which make marrying incredibly difficult for the poor are not from islam, nor derived from it, it is simply the culture of the money hungry. Beating your wife is also prohibited, and in a relationship, both are considered equal
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Female 1,297
is trying? this is how bad it is: some girl i know was on holiday, walking in a shopping centre in Dubai, when she realised she was being followed by some wierdo, she turned around to look at him, but he started running after her, thankfully she got to her hotel ok, and told the maid what happened. the maid said she shouldn`t have turned around, the guy thought she wanted him to follow her when she turned around. so then- she turned around, she might have gotten raped, if she didn`t turn around, she might have been raped, and if she was raped, and had been a citizen of that country? would she come out in the open and be stigmatized by all people she knows? or report it to a corrupt police, who would probably go rape her themselves.women in a country like that have no chance to set up anything or cry out at something like this. theres a point here but i cant remember, i`ll come back to it later.

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Female 1,297
1. severe punishment for the man, obviously. but yeh, there have been cases where a woman is punished for no reason, in Afghanistan, i`ve heard that a woman was stoned to death because her sleeve rode up to her elbow when she was driving (immodest, apparently), but this is not because of religion, this is because of the lowlifes who wish to use religion as a means to evoke (thats the word right?) fear in people.

2." The rampant rape of women over there is the by-product of centuries of male-dominated society"

exactly.im saying that women couldnt leave the house because it was a male dominated society 1400 years ago,and still is. and if i remember correctly there was a similas case of dresses-to-your-toes-foreheads- covered situation in the western world only 200 years before, but this is obviously slightly better now -

"Open politics up to women and get some damn civil liberty reforms in motion"
in an ideal world yes, but in a male dominated society, who`

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Male 2,605
And pardon me if I don`t follow up on your book recommendations, oumaverick. Anyone who says "I believe that by doing science, we find God" has already lost my respect.
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Male 2,605
I`ll take that a bit further. Your whole argument rests on the assumption that God`s motives are as known to us as you claim them to be. The question I pose is this: how are your musings surrounding God`s motives any different from you making everything up on the spot with scant applications of misfired rationale? You do not and cannot provide any compelling argument for the contrary.

"just because al-qaeda are the extremists of the religion does not imply that every muslim lives or thinks that way"

Indeed, but you`re missing the point that every Muslim is a potential "extremist" and that the extremists actually represent how Islam was meant to be interpreted. Read Ayaan Hirsi Ali`s book Infidel and come back to the discussion.

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Male 205
Rrrrighttt...anywho moving right along!
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Male 2,605
oumaverick:

"Since God`s standards are so much higher than man`s, men who do not follow the teachings of scripture view God`s words as `foolish`."

If men thought religious standards were foolish because they`re absurd and the product of sick minds, how would this compare to the reason you propose men think religious standards are foolish? There`s no difference. It`s like this: one guy, A, believes the earth revolves around the sun while another man, B, believes the sun revolves around the earth. Man B argues he can *see* that the sun revolves around the earth and therefore his argument must be correct. Man A asks the question, "What would it look like were I correct?"

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Female 224
congratulations?
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Female 354
its not right for any group of people to judge anyone.
just b/c al-quieda<--sp? are the extremists of the religion does not imply that every muslim lives or thinks that way
people are so ignorant it bothers me
we call ouselves americans but in return we are a bunch of "self-righteous" fat pigs
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Male 16
also I am Christian not Islam..my dad is and I`m pretty much tried of all the poo he has to take almost every day....
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Male 16
Oh my god I`m am so tired of people saying Islam is the most dangerous religion out there..just because there a few extremest out there doesn`t mean that all Muslims are bad...kinda like with racism...just because a few African Americans are bad doesn`t mean all are bad....plus with Islam its not just the middle eastern people that are Islamic its people all around the world....its not fair that people put stereotypes on Muslims just because of a few damn retards acting insane....
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Male 206
As for Ephesians 5:22-24, this is one of the most misunderstood verses in the bible. "To submit" doesn`t mean to be a slave. This verse teaches the principle of marriage. Marriage is a covenant, a jointing of the souls where you sacrifice personal wants and desires out of love. Check out the rest of Ephesians 5:

http://bibleresources.bible.com/passages...

For more, I would check out "The Case for Christ" and "The Case for Faith", both written by Lee Strobel, a former athiest journalist who explored the issue in a journalistic way.

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Male 206
On Destroying Other people: God knew that if they left those people alive, his people would be influenced to follow idols and worship other gods, which breaks the "Love God" commandment. Also remember that Christ had not come yet. It`s possible that the ones who died before Christ will get a chance for redemption.

On the Evil of Biblical Law: The NLT translation says it this way: "gave them over to worthless decrees and regulations that would not lead to life. 26 I let them pollute themselves[a] with the very gifts I had given them, and I allowed them to give their firstborn children as offerings to their gods—so I might devastate them and remind them that I alone am the Lord."

On Slavery and Subjigation of Women:
Slavery was not considered wrong when these books were written. Although God didn`t condone slavery, he did allow it.


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Male 206
People completely misunderstand the place of Christianity in this world.

Here`s my answers to that weblink that relaxenjoy put up:

On Punishing Immorality:
God`s view of Immorality is different from man`s. Since God`s standards are so much higher than man`s, men who do not follow the teachings of scripture view God`s words as "foolish".

Remember that the books of Exodus-Deuteronomy are very ancient Jewish law, not Christian teachings. Christ set us free from these laws. When asked what the most important commandments were, Jesus replied "Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourselves. For this sums up the laws and the prophets."

Christ`s teaching is this: Love God with everything you are, and treat others like you want to be treated (this is where the Golden Rule comes from).

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Male 126
"It`s spelled quran, not koran."

Since it isn`t spelled with Latin characters anyway, I`d imagine it`s just a matter of aesthetics.

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Male 199
It`s spelt quran, not koran. I am not muslim, I just learned that from my S.S. (social studies) class.
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Male 37
people in glass houses shouldn`t throw stones. or stoned people in houses shouldn`t throw glasses.
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Male 4,393
braces... omg me 2 yumiii... :P
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Female 1,382
Adult braces, OMG!
I must watch that video again and stare at his teeth!
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Male 2,605
"islam is not a dangerous religion."

All religions, with the exception of Buddhism, are dangerous, but especially yours. Any system that bids you voluntarily or compulsorily subject yourself to artificial morals or unverifiable phenomenon is deleterious to the mind`s health and can motivate people to do things they otherwise would not have, such as flying a plane into a building or committing suicide for the promise of reward or mutilating one`s children or unjustly condemning (even killing) people on the basis of triviality or... and the list just goes on and on. Equality simply isn`t possible with religion roaming rampant. It is sick, unmerited, unjust, unreasonable, compulsory, selfish, too often fatal and without any redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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Male 2,605
Ever heard of anything known as cruel and unusual punishment, cookii? It`s a by-product of a free and reasonable society. Would I personally trade in my freedom for security found in the absence of crime? No. It`s a balance and you can`t win them all.

You`re making an erroneous distinction between culture and religion. More often than not, culture is *derived* from religion. Holidays (especially Christmas), shops closing on Sundays, the preservation of the arts by the Church in the old days, genital mutilation... need I say more? Arab culture is similarly derived (or at least strongly influenced) by their radical religion, especially when it comes to dress. Although the burqa is not explicitly mentioned in the Quran, Islamist society interpreted to the extreme nonetheless the notion of hijab.

Going back to genital mutilation, what are your views on this? What is written on it in the Quran?

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Male 2,605
"...and raping a woman results in severe punishment..."

Punishment for the offender or the victim? You didn`t specify. I seem to recall cases in which the rape victim is also punished for committing adultery.

"and a woman couldnt leave the house without being in danger of being raped, so it seemed sensible to cover them up, so they wouldnt find them attractive."

Oh no, we are *not* going to carry on with this `blaming the victim` bullsh*t. There are admittedly certain conditions a woman can place herself in that would raise the probability of her being raped, but no average woman walking out on the street is responsible for her rape by virtue of what she wears. Want to know how to prevent rape in Arab nations? Open politics up to women and get some damn civil liberty reforms in motion. The rampant rape of women over there is the by-product of centuries of male-dominated society, not scant clothing. Don`t be naive.

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Male 689
okay, so why is this on iab?
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Male 1,370
sounds pretty real to me!
YOU PEOPLE ARE TOO STEREOTYPICAL, NOT ALL MUSLIMS ARE TERROTISTS
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Male 92
It was good untill he mentioned his feet. Then it went downhill and into a pile of Headcrab Zombies and Zombines. (yeah i have just been playing HL2 Episode 2)
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Male 205
heheh cheers davy XD

Matthew 10:34 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Jesus speaking)

this is the best one (currently): so many people talk about Islam referring to passages like this, gets frustrating sometimes :roll:

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Male 12,138
RelaxEnjoy, loved the link, hilarious! Many thanks for that one *saves to favourites*
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Male 3,619
Muhammed Rocks!
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Male 205
GOOD CHRISTIANS MUST FOLLOW

Agnosticism, while technically the most correct `belief` is still bullpoo.

Its true that there MIGHT be a small teapot orbiting Jupiter, but anyone that actually considers it is still an arsehole

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Male 561
I have a pig named Muhammad.
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Male 247
I see no problem with Muslims, only terrorists.
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Male 117
lol, my sister`s dog is named Mohammed.
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Male 376
wtf. ok, but why is it on here? not especially bore-killing.
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Male 108
End ALL religion NOW!

Muppets. Sheeple. And more than anything, SELFISH.

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Female 14
LOL, muslims are the ones who stick fatwa on people and demonstrate against cartoons. I`ve talked to many muslims and the average muslim just don`t come out and say they are against suicide bombers and terrorists. They are seriously behind in culture and civilized behavior. And they didn`t invent all that stuff, some were christians and jews who had Arab names that were the scientists, scribes, and intellectuals.
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Male 17
my gf says that guys hot -_- damn
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Female 288
That was neat.
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Female 1,070
eh?

rofls

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Female 250
i love how they stole the format of the molson Canadian berr commercials.(i am canadian) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vak...
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Male 126
You mean how x + 15 = 44 and somehow he got x = 17?

I honestly have no idea.

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Female 553
WhatInThe42o
Religion is silly, and washing your feet in a public restroom`s sink is a violation of health code, I`m pretty sure.

Okay, so washing sweat off feet is dirtier than washing $h!t off hands? I see...I see...

Muslims: ROCK ON! The Muslims I know are more peaceful and loving people than of any other religion (or lack thereof).

I`m sick and tired of people judging one billion Muslims by the actions of a few. For all you atheists and agnostics who claim to be more "logical," want to tell me how that math works out???

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Female 1,589
I find it weird that they did a rip off of the Molsen CANADIAN commercial for an American PSA. =/
I didn`t even know people in the US had seen it. ><
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Male 2,049
There was a kid names Muhammad in my aviation class. I had to drop the course.
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Male 994
Eh, I say the Muslim craze is the paranoia America goes through ever 10 years.

Wasn`t it Communism not so long ago?

But I don`t care about religion either way.

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Female 1,492
i liked it
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Male 12,138
Nidonemo, you`ve been playing too much Assassin`s Creed my man...
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Male 9,305
Peace, harmony, love, kindness, this is what we should pass down the generations. Fear and hatred should be left in the past where it belongs. Your ancestor`s beliefs are not yours. Your OWN beliefs are yours, yours alone and nobody else`s.
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Male 12,138
Overmann, let me try to answer.

Christianity can always play the trump card when it comes to faith. That’s easy. OUR RELIGION says it’s so, even if you’re not a member of OUR FAITH, then by decree (cause it says so in the bible/qu’ran, take your pick), morality was granted by God. Let me address some of the morality debate simply by replacing the word JESUS with the word SANTA CLAUS, and see how far we go…

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Female 670
I don`t hate all Muslims, just like I don`t hate all Christians.
I`m just not particularly fond of either religion.
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Female 913
Noone will ever agree on the subject of religion so why even argue about it???
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Male 14
was that math problem correct?
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Male 2,309
The Koran is more violent than even the bible, and that`s saying a lot.
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Male 147
There`s no reason to hate anyone anymore than anyone else.
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Male 1,497
i agree with that one post for live leak with the british guy ranting about muslums...i just do
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Male 741
Doodleduck, Nonono

RELIGION is the root of all evil.

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Female 9
you guys are haters!! im filipino. and im gonna kill you all
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Female 1,297
shop, and leave the doors wide open, in the middle of the day, as so many people do, to go to mosque, and no one will touch a thing

*breathe*

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Female 1,297
and then theres the punishments, yeh, they are harsh, but for that reason, no one commits quite so much crime. Proof: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

and

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/sa-saudi-arabia/cri-crime

notice how the US is 24th on the first link, and saudi arabia is way down at 61st, just before qatar, another muslim country.

and how, in the second link they come 65th (out of 65) for rapes, and past the half point for almost everything else. (except unpaid diplomatic parking fines, 1st, lol)
this shows that because of these harsh punishments, few people commit crime (except for those with parking fines)
you could quite literally walk out of you jewellery

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Female 1,297
overmann. yes, you`re right, we dont all do exactly as we`re supposed to,i haven`t read every one of the 7 volumes of quranic interpretations in my house and i dont know every name all 14 thousand and something prophets, but islam is not a dangerous religion.
its the extremists that make it dangerous, and all the cultural oppression comes from just that, culture, not religion. I`d also like to point out that 1400 odd years ago, when Islam was introduced, women were in a much worse position, when, in France, there was even a conference held to debate whether women should be considered as animals or humans. (im assuming France was a christian country at the time?)
Also, arabics are horny a holes, and a woman couldnt leave the house without being in danger of being raped, so it seemed sensible to cover them up, so they wouldnt find them attractive. and raping a woman results in severe punishment- being lashed 70 times by a lash so strong you are killed by the 2nd or 3rd lash.
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Female 1,297
bmachine82, all your excerpts can be counterred by just one:

`If you kill one man, it is as if you killed all people.`

i cant remember exactly where it is, but it is there.

also, what you say about martyrs going to heaven is true, but terrorists are not martyrs, they are killers, you are not allowed to kill the innocent,even if they are non muslins. in one hadith the prophet prohibited (in a war) any of his men going to the bit with the women and children. and the conditions of jihad are that you only respond to what someone else started.

as for your other excerpts, the christian and jewish gods punish, are angry etc, so why focus on only muslims

`Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live` exodus 22:18

`Yes, march against Babylon, the land of rebels, a land that I will judge! Pursue, kill, and completely destroy them, as I have commanded you,`
Jeremiah 50:-22

`You must destroy all the nations the LORD your God hands over to you.`Deuteronomy

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Male 2,160
*shrugs*whatever,i´m not into religion,i´m just a imperialistic ass with vampiric tendencies,so cant say much about th whole debates above
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Male 3,310
Yeah, clean feet. How disgusting.
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Male 30

Here are some more, let me know if you want me to keep them coming!


If you should die or be killed in the cause of Allah, His mercy and forgiveness would surely be better than all they riches they amass. If you should die or be killed, before Him you shall all be gathered. - 3:157-8

You must not think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well-provided for by their Lord. - Surah 3:169-71

Let those fight in the cause of God who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of God, whether he is slain or victorious, soon we shall give him a great reward. - Surah 4:74
Those who believe fight in the cause of God, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil. - 4:76

But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever you find them. - 4:89


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Male 30
These are literally just a few excerpts directly from the quran.Now tell me this is not a religion based on hate and violence.

KORAN commands to kill infidels:

Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. - Sura 2:98

On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. - Sura 2:161

Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. - 2:191

Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah`s religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God`s entirely. - Sura 2:193 and 8:39

Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. - 2:216
(different translation: ) Prescribed for you is fighting, though it is hateful to you.

..... martyrs.... Enter heaven - Surah 3:140-43

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Male 1,623
Read the laws of Saudi-Arabia before you start thinking about not judging Muslims.
Agnosticism FTW!
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Male 1,275
If I EVER see this guy hes gona be F****** THE **** UP THE C*** MOTHER ******* ***** ***** MONKEY
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Male 2,605
"Agnostic is not a belief its an `i dont know`"

Wrong, mangamonkey. "I don`t know" is a necessary condition for agnosticism, but not sufficient of itself. An atheist is just as capable of assuming there is no God but in actuality not knowing, either. An agnostic, then, is one who believes there are elements of existence that are by nature unanswerable and so does not offer one.

I respect the sentiments and appreciate the logic behind agnosticism, but by remaining neutral they make no effort to *seek* truth. My mixture of atheism and science puts me in the best possible position to discover truth in things.

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Male 2,605
Actually I myself have given up the term `Atheist` and instead consider myself simply rational and skeptic. I think showing the average person that one can think in atheist terms and not have to subscribe to the group with all its associated negativities speaks greater volumes and is more effective.

davymid, perhaps you can help me with a bit of trouble I`ve been having of late regarding religion and morals.

First, morality does not come from religion. We know that. We also know that morality does not come from *faith* - those who do not believe in God still have morality. However, both of these do not preclude a faith-head from claiming God gave man morality in the beginning, which is to say that all people, by default, have morals. When attempting to note the case of criminals, a faith-head can claim experiences on Earth transformed or undid his God-given morality. How, then, can one of rational mind make it clear that this is not the case?

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Female 19
(...takes a deeep breath...) Ok, everyone is missing a point here. Clip wasn`t about religions, it was about prejudice and labels that you put on people (like that time when a guy asked me if we in Serbia know what TV is... /idiot!)
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Male 89
bought a teddy bear a few days ago for £10 and named it mohammed sold it today for £20...have i made a prophet?
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Female 31
wow,....muslim peace is ineresting. Especally when ppl whoa re for it immediatly start dogging chrisitanity,....kinda like they r trying to switch the blame and focus from thier own "better then you" beliefs, to someone elses. World relgious peace my ass.
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Male 12,138
OK here’s my statement:

I do not believe in the great unreachable, unknowable Sky-Fairy. Whether you call him Allah, God, Jesus, Yahweh or bloody Apollo. I believe the Bible, the Koran, and all other religious texts are works of fiction written by men thousands of years ago. I believe woman, homosexuals, and people of all ethnic groups should have equal rights, despite what it says in these books. I believe the world was created 4.6 billion years ago from natural processes and that all life on earth can be explained by evolution and natural selection.

I AM AN ATHEIST!

I have a completely well-developed sense of morals thank you very much, and always try to do the right thing. These morals do not come from the Bible, the Koran or anywhere else, I just know that killing and stealing is wrong and helping others less fortunate is right.

And I wouldn’t wash my feet in a public toilet. That’s not being religious, that’s just gross.

Peace.

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Male 221
What an anus. If I found him washing his feet in my sink, I`d cut them off and stuff them up his arse sideways.
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Male 124
and if your a teenage agnostic, get off the fence, believe something or believe nothing, have some conviction

Agnostic is not a belief its an "i dont know"

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Male 124
whatever, its not dudes like this that (time to phrase this so wordfilter doesnt make me sound like an idiot) its not dudes like this guy who get to me, this guy seems pretty well rounded, i have muslim friends and they`re ok as well, the racial hatred isnt aimed at these normal guys and its not just becase of a different religion

But when people are recaiving death threats for drawing a bad cartoon, or a 47 year old woman is on trial for naming a teddybear, or any number of human rights violations are being carried out "in the name of allah", thats when it gets nasty

I`m an aetheist but i accept that people believe various things, but when a belief is used as an excuse to murder and persecute, thats not a religious belief thats an excuse to be a bad person

It`s not muslims we hate, its those miserable sods who use the term religious predjudice to further their own predjudice

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Male 26
This is a rip off of a Canadian beer commercial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vak...
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Male 5,620
Islam is the religion of peace, and Muslims will kill you to prove it!

Just look at Iran.

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Male 16
<- Atheist.. and my opinion?

Any belief (religious or not) that dictates your life is wrong.

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Male 2,605
mastercif, cry me a f*ckin` river. You want to claim billions of Muslims are peaceful but while that may extend to them not directly advocating acts of martyrdom, they silently accept it. Those inert Muslims actually don`t follow the word of *their* Bible as it is written, much like alleged Christians don`t follow theirs.

Islam is the most dangerous religion out there given its message and reach. It should come as no surprise to you how much detestation there exists for that in which you believe.

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Male 416
Quickly send a word to the FBI this guy MUST be silenced, quickly or our secret conspiracy to kill all the muslims will be stopped... :0
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Male 385
Religion is silly, and washing your feet in a public restroom`s sink is a violation of health code, I`m pretty sure.
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Male 1,404
Now can you condemn publicly those who use your religion for hate as strongly please. Peer pressure is the only way to stop those who use Islam to spread hate, death and destruction in my opinion.
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Male 7
I`m not into religion, but this guy has a point. To him: Word.
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Male 15
Clearly a terrorist
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Male 91
Yeah fundamentalism burns me too, Berzerk. -Agnostic-
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Female 340
God, I`m glad I`m an atheist! <sarcastic smile> :o)
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Male 243
hey!! That guy was on last nights episode of Dr. House and Harold and Kumar!! xD!!!! lol
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Male 24
Ok im happy for this guy
but unfortunately for him and the good muslims, it`s in the name of Islam that a lot of people died innocently. And it`s the Imams who claim that the infidels have to die and women should be beaten.

I respect your religion, but it`s a natural defence mechanisms that people think twice before befriending a muslim

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Male 21
All those things he says Muslims invented are wrong. They pre-date the start of Isslam. Mussslims are only allowed to study the Koran so how could they invent anything? He was so smarmy about not riding camels and not living in a tent. That`s not what Americans dislike about Mussssslims, that stuff is pretty cool. Let`s hear him say that he doesn`t favor killing the infidel, and that he doesn`t believe in paradise for terrorists, and that there is nothing wrong with Salman Rushdie, Theo van Gogh, or Danish cartoonists saying whatever they want about Isssssslam. Let him say that all Musssssssslimsssssss should be free to abandon their faith or adopt a new one if they choose. He won`t say any of that because he can`t -- they`d kill him.
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Male 645
Kappy, That`s one of my favorite movies. I lol`d @ Link.
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Female 44
God never made religion, humans did. It`s sad that after all this time on Earth where we have explored and learned so much, we still need to put ourselves and others into compartments based on religious views. And which is worse, propaganda that enhances the restraints these boxes put upon us. We are all human, capable of loving and caring. Why does different religious opinions become so much more important than that? Why do we need to stand out as muslims, buddhists or christians? Why is that heritage so important to our identities? At the end of the day we are mortals who need each other regardless of how we feel about God. Religion should be kept for personal growth, and therefor private. Not for any one to gloat about or labeling. That is not a feature of the divine, anyway. Pure human...
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Male 4
great, i learned somthing new : )
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Male 888
quick! terrorists on shakalakadaka street!
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Male 2,616
WHERE is Harold and WHEN are you going to White Castle?
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Male 411
I say down with fundamentalism.
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Male 203
Who cares about religion anyways? As long as the person is kind and respects others, he can be a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Rasta, Hindu or whatever
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Male 724
Asking for equality amongst races and religions then bluntly describing the Koran as the greatest book ever? that doesn`t seem well thought out imo... I`m sure its a good book, and im not arguing that the Christian bible is better, just think about your statements when you mix "Global unity" and "My religion is better."
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Male 458
Oh i forgot, Allah=God
from the Quran
Soorah al-Baquara
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"the truth of the matter is, whoever submits themselves to god, weather be Jew,Christian or Muslim, shall be rewarded by their lord. They have nothing to fear, and nothing to grieve at
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Female 831
Yeah you`re right, mastercif. Christianity, Islam and Judaism are all like... what do you call it... Abrahamic religions... so I don`t know why people act like "Allah" is closer to Apollo than it is to Jehovah/Yahweh, etc, etc whatever.
I mean you know... It`s all the same God, but just different views of who Jesus was, different practices, etc. etc...

Only other thing I can say is...

"Adult braces"

AMAAAAAZIIIIING.

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Male 458
of Adam and Eve, and the Christian version, it is the Christian version that implies male dominance.
In the Islamic Version, it says that Adam(man) was made from the same soul as Eve(women)
However, in the Christian version, it says that Eve was created from the rib of Adam, implying a dominance of man.
Islam also promotes humbleness and generosity, and to some extent it is even a requirement. One of the 5 pillars of Islam(basically the foundations of being a Muslim) is to give 5% of your money every year to charity(that is if you aren`t the one who is starving on the street etc.)
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Male 411
It`s not religions I am against

it`s extreme fundamentalism that troubles me.

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Male 458
Without her approval. And no where int he Quran does it say that women are required cover their faces or wear a hijab(basically is a scarf that goes above a womans head, it is NOT supposed to cover your face like a mummy, that is just a cultural thing) In the Quran, it basically says that women, you know, "should cover their bossoms"....just like Christianity and Juddaism.

Furthermore, Islam is almost Identical to Christianity and Judaism, and has borrowed many practices from both Juddaism and Christianity. Such as the prohibition of eating pork, this came from Judaism, and the tradition of wearing the Hijab was borrowed from the Christian nuns who would wear something similar. Islam also tells the same stories and reveres the same prophets as both the Jews and Christians do. From Adam and eve, Ibrahim, Moses, Jesus, Noah, etc. In fact the ironic thing is that while most blame Islam for being oppressive to women, when really if you look at the Islamic Version of the story

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Male 458
YES this is EXACTLY what i have wanted to have people view me and other muslims, i`m tired of all of this bullpoo of "Islam is violent, put ID tags on all Muslims" so many of my patriotic, peace loving family members and friends are on the no fly list despite the fact that some of them were born here and lived here all their life. If i ever tell anyone that I`m Muslim, they immediately slap me with hating everyone who is not Muslim, zealous, insecure, and a wife-beater who hates America and anything or anyone from the West. In reality, there are billions of Muslims around the world who are the complete opposite of this, for example, i can safely say that i am grateful for being born in a western country than any of you here. My father came here from Pakistan with $100 and now i live in one of the most expensive areas in America and we just bought a 2 million dollar house. My mother doesn`t wear a veil and she is the queen of the house, my father can`t make the pettiest decisi
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Male 778
Good for you Muhammad. But i personally don`t think it`s the greatest book ever written (and yes. I`ve read a good portion of it.)
He`s right about one thing though, We do put a lot of blame on Muslims and Islam as if they were the bad ones when it`s really the uneducated morons inside it who do.
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Male 175
islam is the root to ALL evil.
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Male 265
I am also a muslim...naaah, just kidding!
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Female 1,605
I love how he gets all indignant and says "It`s ISSLam" with a short a sound and then two seconds later says "ISSLom" with short o. Way to represent.
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Male 20,911
Link: I am a Muslim [Rate Link] - He had me until he started talking about washing his feet in the sinks of public restroom.
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