Digging up the Saudi past: Some would rather not

There are 6 comments on the The State story from Sep 1, 2009, titled Digging up the Saudi past: Some would rather not. In it, The State reports that:

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Much of the world knows Petra, the ancient ruin in modern-day Jordan that is celebrated in poetry as "the rose-red city, 'half as old as time,'" and which provided the climactic backdrop for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." But far fewer know Madain Saleh, a similarly spectacular treasure built by the same civilization, ...

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Since: Jan 07

Phoenix AZ

#1 Sep 1, 2009
Such religious superstitions.
Spazmatic1

Boston, MA

#2 Sep 1, 2009
This story just highlights the link between religiosity and stupidity.

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Since: Sep 08

West Riding

#3 Sep 1, 2009
Spazmatic1 wrote:
This story just highlights the link between religiosity and stupidity.
As does your post.

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Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#4 Sep 1, 2009
Spazmatic1 wrote:
This story just highlights the link between religiosity and stupidity.
Ignorance first comes to mind. With paranoia and bigotry a reeeeal close second and denial running a distant third......
Spazmatic1

Boston, MA

#5 Sep 1, 2009
albion wrote:
<quoted text>As does your post.
Did you bother to read the story? They want to increase tourism, but they don't want to admit any civilizations existed before Islam and want to keep SA "pure" from other religions. They think displaying archeological finds (like crosses) will rile up the people and somehow imply that they believe in the crucifiction. Stupid is as stupid does.

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Since: Sep 08

West Riding

#6 Sep 1, 2009
Spazmatic1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you bother to read the story? They want to increase tourism, but they don't want to admit any civilizations existed before Islam and want to keep SA "pure" from other religions. They think displaying archeological finds (like crosses) will rile up the people and somehow imply that they believe in the crucifiction. Stupid is as stupid does.
Why is that stupid? I dont believe in the crucifiction either, and crosses existed long before Jesus.
If they want to do that in their own country then so be it, just so long as they dont come to my patch and try to inflict it on me.

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