Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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The very same point had been made by others and myself in older threads, that I thought you were aware of. We had threads about how the the polarization of fundamentalist Christianity and fundamentalist Islam coincide, and so on. Also, even long after the 1453 fall of Costantinople, Turkey had two million Christians with the Armenians of Anatolia, which had been their homeland for 3,000 years, until the Turkish genocide in the first quarter of the 19th century. If you travel through Anatolia, you can still see that the Mosques used to be Churches. When you say: 'And the argument over whether Turkey is or is not a Democracy, we could have the same ones about America.' While I can agree that the U.S.A. is not a true Democracy, you probably have no first hand knowledge of Turkey. It's not even close. Your quote: ....'The same is true of the Taliban and Shiite fundamentalist movements'...... What about Sunni Wahabism? , and: 'Typified by belief in demons and other magical creatures.' You can find ignorant people everywhere. The people you refer to, at least have the excuse of not having had any schools/opportunuty to get an education, while our ignoramuses were/are just too lazy to apply themselves. As far as my focus goes, I have managed quite well so far, but I appreciate your concern. BTW, is calling other members 'cretin' really necessary? Cheerio.
Last edited by Teutone; 07-25-2006 at 02:40 AM.