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Je suis Charlie

Post  AlainK on Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:01 pm



"Mahommet overwhelmed by fundamentalists"

In the bubble: "It's hard to be loved by stupid bastards".


“Readers, friends, if you turn these pages
Put your prejudice aside,
For, really, there's nothing here that's outrageous,
Nothing sick, or bad — or contagious.
Not that I sit here glowing with pride
For my book: all you'll find is laughter:
That's all the glory my heart is after,
Seeing how sorrow eats you, defeats you.
I'd rather write about laughing than crying,
For laughter makes men human, and courageous.”


― François Rabelais (c. 1483 – 9 April 1553), Gargantua and Pantagruel

I remember 9-11, the 7 July 2005 London bombings, but when it happens at home...

And here, it's not only innocent victims, it's freedom of speech that was targeted.

Already, some are taking the opportunity to fuel hate and racism: my dark-skinned pupils, my colleagues, my friend, Mr Hassan, my local convenience store owner are alreadly the victims of these weirdos, losers who thought they could get a life when listening to fundamentalists when they spent time in jail for crimes for rape, theft, or anything that their "religion" forbids.

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Re: Je suis Charlie

Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:13 pm

another sad day for the worldwide muslim community,
along with the innocents targeted by those who choose to misinterpret religious writings.

as louis cyphre said (paraphrased): theres only enough religion in the world to make us hate, but not enough to make us love...

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Re: Je suis Charlie

Post  Vance Wood on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:46 pm

beer city snake wrote:another sad day for the worldwide muslim community,
along with the innocents targeted by those who choose to misinterpret religious writings.

as louis cyphre said (paraphrased): theres only enough religion in the world to make us hate, but not enough to make us love...

Jesus came to teach us how to love and to demonstrate that God knows how to love that's why Jesus died. He arose again to make us able to love---if we chose to. And in that is characterized the grace of God. It is our choice to do what we know to be right. Jesus provided us the way and ability to do it.

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Re: Je suis Charlie

Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:19 pm

as did all religious leaders Wink

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Re: Je suis Charlie

Post  Precarious on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:29 pm

I guess bonsai is a way of life, so it's not off-target to talk about all of life in this forum.

Islam has been commandeered for selfish interests to a degree, but take heart.  The Spanish Inquisition, Crusades, and Nazism certainly must have looked like the death of all that is good, but the world (and Christianity) survived and grew.  The world (and Islam) will survive this as well.  The silent majority continue to quietly work for common good.

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Re: Je suis Charlie

Post  Vance Wood on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:20 pm

Precarious wrote:I guess bonsai is a way of life, so it's not off-target to talk about all of life in this forum.

Islam has been commandeered for selfish interests to a degree, but take heart.  The Spanish Inquisition, Crusades, and Nazism certainly must have looked like the death of all that is good, but the world (and Christianity) survived and grew.  The world (and Islam) will survive this as well.  The silent majority continue to quietly work for common good.

We can all hope that is true but often evil will almost destroys everything before that which is good overwhelms it through great sacrifaice and cost.

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Re: Je suis Charlie

Post  leatherback on Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:01 am

One can only hope that one day the world will realize.. living life by a book 100-es of years old is not the way to progress

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Re: Je suis Charlie

Post  Vance Wood on Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:44 pm

leatherback wrote:One can only hope that one day the world will realize..  living life by a book 100-es of years old is not the way to progress

But living by a set of rules concocted by men, and unfortunately, those kind of men, with the most and the biggest guns,  seem to make the rules unless something else forbids it.  It is not living by a book 100-es of years old that is the problem.  It is living by the kind of human nature that rewards greed, lust, corruption, vengeance and pride.  Having nothing where-by these things are denounced there is no reason not to practice them. Many of the people who do these things hide behind a facade of religion. Hitler did and these fundamentalist thugs do as well.

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