Originally Posted by gregs210
Where's Rodney King when you need him?
Seriously. Take a deep breath occasionally and realize that at their root, every human being from early in life wants just a few things. Food in their belly. A sense of having some manner of control over their destiny. And a desire to be treated fairly by others, if not the faceless world itself.
Unfortunately as they age, some come into power and are eaten up by it while others find they're living in a society that keeps them in their class simply because they do (such as the caste system in India). (Side note to Maine_Coon: this also in large part explains my belief that all communist systems are destined to be bad for those living in them, since the greedy bitches at the top want all the food for themselves and to control the destiny of everyone else, and there's no viable check and balance absent anarchy, turnover and the start of the process again.)
Personally I believe we were all created equally by God, it's man that screws everything up. While that makes me a target here on OT -- no big deal, I have a thick skin -- it also makes me a target for fanatic whacko islamofacists who are willing to help me meet God NOW because it's not *their* God (or I'm not worshiping him the way they think I'm supposed to).
Ahem...now add to the above list of things we on BW want: an awesome car.
Hey, that's a commonality ALL of us share. How about when the fur starts flying we take a breath and focus on that instead of mongrel speech? How about just before you hit that "Submit Reply" button to carry the perfect flaming retort we instead hit the back button and implement a "self ban" before the mods have to puke in disgust and do it for us?
Designo, welcome back. Personally I've been sickened by many of the things you've written, sometimes goaded and sometimes not, as well as the gross things written then in response (no, it's not just you, but you started *this* thread). Having to re-read some of that in this thread makes me long for the days when all I had to watch out for was drewprof's disgusting vomiting gif and another (yawn) profanity-enriched bush-is-the-devil post. I hope you take this in the spirit intended and simply ignore the goaders. The majority of Muslims are not murdering terrorists, you don't seem to be in that group but posting stuff that sounds that ugly only confuses the issue. I don't think you're the murdering terrorist kind, and if I'm right, can I implore you (everyone else as well) to simply let the crap fall to the ground -- where it belongs -- and walk above it?
Hey, that's my 64 cents worth (inflation, you know).
To paraphrase George Carlin:
Thanks greg. Indeed, I am a peace loving Muslim who has on many occassions been involved in "peace marches" in y commnity and have been actively working with the chidren, teachers, and police in my community to help people to get a better understanding of Muslims and other religious groups. For the record, I have many Jewish friends with whom I regularly meet, go to their homes for dinners and invite them to my home. As a matter of fact I have more close Jewish friends than close Muslim friends. They have no problem eating Halal meat when they come to my home and I have no problem eating Kosher meat when I go to theirs. Many have had direct relatives who perished in the concentration camps.
There are however some Jewish members here who have nothing better to do then to talk trash about Muslims. Sometime I DO post distasteful material just to let them get a taste of their own medicine. Like I said before, I have more Jewish friends then Muslims friends although I know more Muslims than Jews.
Thanks for the warm welcome back. Appreciated
BTW, next time you ban me, please e-mail me to let me know.