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The Movie And The Rampage

by ranfuchs (writer), CT, USA, September 13, 2012

A bad movie that sends thousands on rampage, makes one wonder if Islam is really a tolerant religion with a few bad apples, and whether it is compatible with freedom.

In Libya, Egypt and Yemen too

It's love, and a bad movie, that sends on a rampage

The silent majority –

who claim to object the fanatic minority –

To ask for blood and the heads

Of those

Who do not understand

What love and tolerance mean.

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A man of love, we can call him Jilel

Who adored promised virgins of hell

Not a bomb on his person

Not a saw to chop heads

Bad director must die, he would yell.

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Movie go to hell

Then we'll be in peace again –

Preaching tolerance.



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By Anastasia on September 13, 2012 at 05:53 pm

Ranfuchs, I have a take on this also. While I have no wish to upset my Muslim friends, and I do have a few, in its main thrust Islam is not compatible with tolerance or freedom.

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By ranfuchs on September 13, 2012 at 09:21 pm

@Ana,

I don't believe that any religion – in particular a monotheistic religion -- in its extreme phase, is compatible with tolerance or freedom. After all, how tolerant believing in a single divine truth can be. Islam, which in general has entered its extreme phase about 30 years ago, is clearly incompatible with democracy, tolerance or freedom. It seems, unfortunately, that what we see now, is only the harbinger of an unavoidable war of the cultures.

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By Caballero_69 on September 14, 2012 at 09:20 pm

As the saying goes, "We never ask questions with God [of whatever variety] on our side"

Monotheisms are in my opinion, incompatible with the best attainable by humankind. Some people manage to behave well despite the burden of monotheistic belief and they deserve credit for that.

All too often, however, people who think they are in league with the Supreme Being and perhaps taking direct orders from she, he or it, use this delusion to prompt and then justify genuinely detestable actions like those inflicted on our foreign service personnel.

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By ranfuchs on September 17, 2012 at 06:55 am

@Caballero,

I feel that over time, with education, many manage to reach some balance between their mystical believes and the changes in the world around us. It is interesting to see that during the dark ages of the Christian Inquisition Islam was the enlightened religion.

In the West enlightened society happened when church was separated from church. In the most of the Muslim world it has not happened, and as long of the state of education and reasoning is the equivalence of Europe in the first thousand years of Christianity, witch hunting is the most you can hope for.

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