Atheist Islamophobia... Again

Apr 9, 2013 Full story: Religion Dispatched 3,766

Sparked by a Richard Dawkins tweet , in which he drew a parallel between Islamists and Nazis, Nathan Lean recently suggested on Salon.com that the most famous representatives of the new atheism "flirt with" Islamophobia [echoing Chris Stedman's prescient warning to fellow atheists on RD this past August]. As the article explains, Dawkins, Hitchens ... (more)

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1564 May 18, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>You just don't get it. The Serbs wanted all other ethnic groups cleansed, regardless of religion including fellow Catholics of a different ethnicity.
no, fellow catholics of a different sect. like i said,a three way religious war. what part of these facts do you not understand?
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#1565 May 18, 2013
Amused wrote:
Remember, just because you are paranoid doesn't mean there aren't people actually out to get you. Islamists do want to bring about an islamic world, and atheists are fairly high up on their list of People We Don't Like. I don't think we should all lose sleep over some imagined imminent threat, but it would also be naive not to recognize that fundamentalist islamists are no friends of human liberty and freedom.
(that comment not to me) I agree and seem to remember that you are a person I do like.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#1566 May 18, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>You just don't get it. The Serbs wanted all other ethnic groups cleansed, regardless of religion including fellow Catholics of a different ethnicity.
(above comment not to me) Some Serbs had that view and acted on it. Not all. Some Serbian leaders worked up the massses in order to get and increase their power - by focusing on an enemy. Typical tactics of nasty dictators. of many ethnic groups and nationalities.
American Police State

Podgorica, Montenegro

#1567 May 18, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>You just don't get it. The Serbs wanted all other ethnic groups cleansed, regardless of religion including fellow Catholics of a different ethnicity.
That is LIE!

It was USA/UN/NATO who bombed and destoy Yugoslavia and cleansed Serbs!!

It was NATO who destroy Yugoslavia !!!!
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#1568 May 18, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, fellow catholics of a different sect. like i said,a three way religious war. what part of these facts do you not understand?
(again, not my argument) I just want to point out that what you are discussing is not a unique situation. Look at events in Syria now, with all the different groups. and remember the terrors in Lebanon, which continue to some extent. Factionalism, cults, religion, ethnicity, poverty, lack of resources, ambitious and evil leaders - lots of elements. history is full of such tragedies. not to mention race, age, gender oppression, and cruelty toward the old, the injured, animals. people are not very nice, in many cases, a nd for many reasons.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1569 May 18, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> (again, not my argument) I just want to point out that what you are discussing is not a unique situation. Look at events in Syria now, with all the different groups. and remember the terrors in Lebanon, which continue to some extent. Factionalism, cults, religion, ethnicity, poverty, lack of resources, ambitious and evil leaders - lots of elements. history is full of such tragedies. not to mention race, age, gender oppression, and cruelty toward the old, the injured, animals. people are not very nice, in many cases, a nd for many reasons.
no, sadly it is not a unique situation. and in particular, the religious aspect of it is all too familiar...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1570 May 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Sean Connery. That's who I wish I looked like...
;)
But I'd settle for any of the famous actor-atheists.
:D
No way, Robert has the best personality. He gets what he wants, when he wants it, for any reason he wants. I didn't say "look like," I want to be him.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1571 May 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
No way, Robert has the best personality. He gets what he wants, when he wants it, for any reason he wants. I didn't say "look like," I ewant to be him.
yeah, i've always been a huge of Mr. Downey.

as you stated, for his personality even more than his career success and abilities. even when he he made some serious poor decisions in his life he has learned and grown from them. definitely someone I admire...
The Great Iron Dictator

Podgorica, Montenegro

#1572 May 18, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> (again, not my argument) I just want to point out that what you are discussing is not a unique situation. Look at events in Syria now, with all the different groups. and remember the terrors in Lebanon, which continue to some extent. Factionalism, cults, religion, ethnicity, poverty, lack of resources, ambitious and evil leaders - lots of elements. history is full of such tragedies. not to mention race, age, gender oppression, and cruelty toward the old, the injured, animals. people are not very nice, in many cases, a nd for many reasons.
The Nice Guys finish Lies.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1573 May 18, 2013
American Police State wrote:
<quoted text>That is LIE!
It was USA/UN/NATO who bombed and destoy Yugoslavia and cleansed Serbs!!
It was NATO who destroy Yugoslavia !!!!
no...NATO prevented more religious atrocities. and then we prosecuted the war criminals...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1574 May 18, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>You just don't get it. The Serbs wanted all other ethnic groups cleansed, regardless of religion including fellow Catholics of a different ethnicity.
The *only* reason they hated the other ethnic groups?

Was because their *religion* taught them to.

It's religion, all the way down.

Religion has always cost far more in it's harm, that it's very limited (and dubious) benefit.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#1575 May 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
No way, Robert has the best personality. He gets what he wants, when he wants it, for any reason he wants. I didn't say "look like," I want to be him.
:)

Well, on that basis? I'll take Charlie Sheen.

He always ends up with very attractive women....

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1576 May 18, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, fellow catholics of a different sect. like i said,a three way religious war. what part of these facts do you not understand?
The Serbs and Croats wotship in essentially the same way. They were not seperate religious sects. They were different ethnic groups with the same religion. What is so hard about that to understand. They still serve the same Pope and adhere to the same tenets of religious faith.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1577 May 18, 2013
American Police State wrote:
<quoted text>That is LIE!
It was USA/UN/NATO who bombed and destoy Yugoslavia and cleansed Serbs!!
It was NATO who destroy Yugoslavia !!!!
Either you are a propogandist or are seriously deluded, neither of which bides well for you. That is stieresheiß and you know it.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1578 May 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
The *only* reason they hated the other ethnic groups?
Was because their *religion* taught them to.
It's religion, all the way down.
Religion has always cost far more in it's harm, that it's very limited (and dubious) benefit.
Catholicism doesn't teach others to hate fellow Catholics because their ethnicity is different. The Serbs indiscriminately wiped out anything non-Serbian.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1579 May 18, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>The Serbs and Croats wotship in essentially the same way. They were not seperate religious sects. They were different ethnic groups with the same religion. What is so hard about that to understand. They still serve the same Pope and adhere to the same tenets of religious faith.
most different sects worship in the essentially the same way. are you attemptiong to deny it was three way religious war? from you two second Wiki search?

please...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1580 May 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
Well, on that basis? I'll take Charlie Sheen.
He always ends up with very attractive women....
he pays better...

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1581 May 18, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>most different sects worship in the essentially the same way. are you attemptiong to deny it was three way religious war? from you two second Wiki search?
please...
The Serbs wanted all other groups out of Serbia regardless of rieligion. The Muslims were obviously from another ethnicity which was the primary reason for their being targeted. Catholic vs. Catholic is ethnic and not religious based. Three way religious war, Stierscheiß!

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1582 May 18, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>most different sects worship in the essentially the same way. are you attemptiong to deny it was three way religious war? from you two second Wiki search?
please...
From a religious standpoint, two groups worshiping the same way hardly constitute different sects of a particular religion. The sectionalism is purely ethnic and not religious.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1583 May 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
Well, on that basis? I'll take Charlie Sheen.
He always ends up with very attractive women....
I shall pretend I did not just see you say you wanted to be the biggest sexist junky on the planet, who has the personality of a creationist and the intelligence of one as well. ;)

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