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What Would People Think?

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Religious Mob Violence Post

1. I'm glad to hear that not all Iraqis have gone insane:

Still, the neighborhood itself did not divide along sectarian lines: Shiite residents also condemned Wednesday's assaults. Neighborhoods all over Baghdad reported similar camaraderie.

"As a Shiite, I do not accept this," said Saadiya Salim, a 50-year-old homemaker. "These acts will lead to violence, because the Sunnis will attack" Shiite mosques.

What with the continued violence, the accusations on each side that the other is supporting violence, the disintegration of the government, the government's utter inability to protect people, the continued rise of lawless militias..........gosh, it's good to hear some glimmer of hope. Perhaps ordinary Iraqis really just want to live their lives. Perhaps it's just the extremists (and the terrorists) who are trying to drag them into civil war.

2. What's this with Nigerian Christians rioting and killing Muslims in response to the cartoon riots, even burning their corpses?

You.......you HYPOCRITES! How can you call yourselves Christians? I know an authority who has some choice words for you:

27"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Let's mull over that a bit, hmmmm? See if you can find authority for retaliatory violence. And if you do find authority for violence, then you'd best join Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sitting underneath a rock poking yourself repeatedly in the eye.

1 Comments:

  • "Perhaps ordinary Iraqis really just want to live their lives. Perhaps it's just the extremists (and the terrorists) who are trying to drag them into civil war." I'm going to assume you're stating that as a "well duh".

    Similar to Jesus's likely dismay with the Nigerian Christians, I'm sure Mohammed isn't exactly fired up about the actions of his followers either.

    So it goes.

    By Blogger Mike, at 2/26/2006 4:48 PM  

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