Township is not as hoity-toity, but h...

Township is not as hoity-toity, but has more class than West Pi...

There are 35 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 26, 2009, titled Township is not as hoity-toity, but has more class than West Pi.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The hilltop complex of three beige buildings is a feast for the eyes that is visible for miles.

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Mr K

Lehighton, PA

#25 Apr 26, 2009
First to Abu: Are you for real? "Terrorists are terroists"? What kind of nonsense is this? How do you logically and reasonably assume that those Hindus are terrorists? Because they "don't look like us"? Wow! I thought I had seen and heard all sorts of screwballs but you take the prize. You don't appear to be smart enough to know a terrorist if he came, sat on your lap, and detonated a block of C-4 on your chest.
And to open arms: No, I won't be taking part in the festivities (whatever festivities you are talking about). I am not Hindu and I haven't been invited.
open arms

Stroudsburg, PA

#26 Apr 26, 2009
Mr K wrote:
And to open arms: No, I won't be taking part in the festivities (whatever festivities you are talking about). I am not Hindu and I haven't been invited.
You don't have to be invited to sit around and hold hands and prey with the pets of the household. They will prey with YOU. Very mind enriching. You should try it. Although, don't quote me. This may be another sect.
Mr K

Lehighton, PA

#27 Apr 26, 2009
Thank you, open arms. Nice idea. I might try that with two cats and a fish. Mind enriching? Oh well, I don't know. Hey, what if one of my cats is a terrorist?

Since: Jan 09

Allentown, PA

#28 Apr 26, 2009
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon wrote:
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Hindus or Muslims, it does not matter! Terrorists are terrorists, not matter what they call themselves. Stop hiding behind the facts and reality. They will not change and welcoming terrorists into a peace-loving community is WRONG!
This is exactly why I don't do business with certain gas stations in NJ. If I see a terrorist coming towards me to fill my tank I quickly pull away giving him a scornful look of hate and disgust.
These are Hindus who live for the Caste System, i.e., let's cast out Americans and ship in Hindus.

Paul Carpenter, the United Hates of America ("Government types") and all of the reverse-racist anarchists which surround us are NOT our friends.**

**(Denial of Reality is the most commonly used defense-mechanism, followed closely by Self-Destructive
Tendency)
Palin for Prez

Allentown, PA

#29 Apr 26, 2009
Paul Carpenter is guilty of what he is railing against in his hit piece, sterotyping. Apparently every single person in West Pikeland is a snob and intolerate. Gotta loves these self righteous journalists.
open arms

Stroudsburg, PA

#30 Apr 26, 2009
Mr K wrote:
Hey, what if one of my cats is a terrorist?
What is this? Cats are not terrorists.
open arms

Stroudsburg, PA

#31 Apr 26, 2009
Mr K wrote:
Thank you, open arms. Nice idea. I might try that with two cats and a fish.
I sh*t you not. That's what some hindus do. They also wake up around 3-4 in the morning.
Mr K

Lehighton, PA

#32 Apr 26, 2009
Wow, open arms! At 3 or 4 in the morning I have been known to be just getting in. It is ugly at 3 or 4 in the morning! Oh well, I guess I'm not holy.
mike

Northampton, PA

#33 Apr 26, 2009
Mr K wrote:
I have never heard so much nonsense over someone's wanting to put up a place of worship. What is the big deal? Terrorism? What nonsense! Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were good ole boys who were Christian (McVeigh was Irish Catholic) and they conspired to kill all those people in the Oklahoma City bombing. The Reverend Jim Jones was a Christian and he talked some 700 people into committing suicide over their faith. What does religion have to do with it? I cannot see any valid reason to prevent people from building a place of worship. They have the same right as we all do, a right protected under the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution.
they were not christians,people having faith in jesus christ don't go around killing or raping kids
Subash Khadpe

Schnecksville, PA

#34 Apr 27, 2009
I always enjoy reading Paul Carpenter's columns. He reminds me of other great journalists who had the courage to say it like it is.

Dr. Subash Khadpe
Slatington, PA

Since: Jan 09

Allentown, PA

#35 Apr 27, 2009
Subash Khadpe wrote:
I always enjoy reading Paul Carpenter's columns. He reminds me of other great journalists who had the courage to say it like it is.
Dr. Subash Khadpe
Slatington, PA
There's a doctor-shortage in India which has a population nearing 2,000,000,000, is a country wherein basic sanitation is not widely seen.
Freedom Fighters

Allentown, PA

#36 Apr 27, 2009
Someone said "Paul Carpenter should have done a story on how the two religions differ. He also should have done a story on how and where they get their funds to built elaborate temples."

Much of the money is garnered from the illegal sale of drug paraphernalia at the local gas station. This is done in the name of religion much the way ceremonial Peote is used by the plains indians.
nice white chic

Palmerton, PA

#37 Apr 28, 2009
Freedom Fighters wrote:
Someone said "Paul Carpenter should have done a story on how the two religions differ. He also should have done a story on how and where they get their funds to built elaborate temples."
Much of the money is garnered from the illegal sale of drug paraphernalia at the local gas station. This is done in the name of religion much the way ceremonial Peote is used by the plains indians.
Interesting
John Birch

United States

#38 Apr 29, 2009
We won't know from THIS article why the uppity people down in Chester County had issues with a big temple. Paul Carpenter, once again, is on his "my world view is superior to yours" horse. Hey Paul, I've got some bad news. We see right through you!
Perhaps people in Chester had issues with zoning-type stuff (such as traffic, etc.). Paul would rather paint us all with the "intolerant" brush he loves to use, mainly because he married a Japanese woman, which AUTOMATICALLY makes him more fair, open-minded, worldly and intelligent than anyone else who reads his crap. Please retire, Paul. Join the Peace Corps (if they'll have you....oh, yeah, you need a bachelor's degree...ooops). I am frankly sick of you.
And to all Hindus reading this...I live near another Temple in the Lehigh Valley. Neither I nor anyone else has any issues. Why in the world would we?

Since: Jan 09

Reading, PA

#39 Apr 30, 2009
John Birch wrote:
We won't know from THIS article why the uppity people down in Chester County had issues with a big temple. Paul Carpenter, once again, is on his "my world view is superior to yours" horse. Hey Paul, I've got some bad news. We see right through you!
Perhaps people in Chester had issues with zoning-type stuff (such as traffic, etc.). Paul would rather paint us all with the "intolerant" brush he loves to use, mainly because he married a Japanese woman, which AUTOMATICALLY makes him more fair, open-minded, worldly and intelligent than anyone else who reads his crap. Please retire, Paul. Join the Peace Corps (if they'll have you....oh, yeah, you need a bachelor's degree...ooops). I am frankly sick of you.
And to all Hindus reading this...I live near another Temple in the Lehigh Valley. Neither I nor anyone else has any issues. Why in the world would we?
I went back and read the original quotes from West Pikeland board...there was no mention of zoning issues or the like. In as many words, the township said they simply don't want the church built there. That attitude is going to cost them bigtime in court.

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