Malala is the little girl shot by the brave men of the Taliban, for
wanting to read and write.
What ever your religious persuasion, or lack of it, lets pray that she
recovers, and has a chance to grows up to a full and productive life.
We can only hope that Malala and those like her in her home country, and
those in the rest of the world will worked to bring a religion that was
developed in the 7th century, into the 21 century. Yes there are bad
things in this century, but at least honor killings are not accepted,
and most do not approve of killing your neighbor if he views God
differently than you.
So, it's been a long battle. That doesn't mean there aren't reasons to
do it. Maybe it's a battle that can never by won. That still doesn't
mean that it's not a necessary battle ~ not if the US wants its
current culture to survive.
On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:15:28 -0400, Mike Marlow wrote:
Well, Islam is about 700 years behind Christianity. Look at what the
Christians were doing to each other, and to "infidels" back then. In
some parts of the world (i.e. Serbia) they're still doing it. But it's
rare. So maybe by the 28th century Islam will calm down :-).
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
Like all other countries, the US acts in its own benefit. And, there's
always some benefit to be gained by getting involved in other
countries, otherwise, the US wouldn't be there. Even, if that benefit
is only how it's viewed by the rest of the world.
Consider how much the US imports. The US is the only superpower on
this planet. That means one of the biggest exports the US has, is its
The bad parts are a shame, but that's not all we export.
I believe we've exported much more good than bad overall, Swingy. Our
soldiers, during their off hours, are showing the world their
camraderie, gung-ho spirit, charity, willingness to learn, respect,
volunteerism, and many other good things. Look at the American
response to disasters worldwide. It's amazing. Look at the adoptions
of unwanted or unparented children (while many of ours starve and die
on the streets, FEH!) There's a helluva lot of good out there.
They must find it difficult,
those who have taken authority as truth,
rather than truth as authority.
-- Gerald Massey, Egyptologist
"Culture" has many aspects, Karl. What you now fulminate against (for
good reasons!), was attacked already by Socrates and Plato. Despite that
there are still people of high morals around, and good is still being
done. What I am afraid of is the image of the angry american who sees no
other behavior than his (or her) ways. This is what other peoples don't
understand and react against. That doesn't mean we should accept things
like "honor killings", but we should be a little more tolerant of what
and how other peoples consider normal. And that obviously means that
other peoples should accept what we do as well. I'm preaching tolerance
all the way <grin>.
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