[ExI] Religions and violence.

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Tue Aug 3 15:25:51 UTC 2010

On Aug 3, 2010, at 10:26 AM, Tomasz Rola wrote:
> That is strange question, Mr Clark. Is Islam more ennobling than Nazism? 

I think it's a damn good question.

> You start to scare me.

Fine, but answer the question.

>> And by the way, the Arabic translation of Hitler's Mein Kampf is the 
>> 6'th largest bestselling book of all time among Palestinians.
> Something like this could be expected.


> It is important to know what sucks and how to stop it.


> Just yelling that it sucks does not stop it from sucking.

And yelling that it sucks for this and that historical reason does not stop it from sucking.

> I guess reading Qur'an is a minimum, since this looks like a basis of 
> everything they do and say.

But you've got to read it in Arabic! It's blasphemous to translate the Quran and a grave sin to read such an abomination. If you read the English version then you are being insensitive to the norms of another culture and proving you are a foe of multiculturalism, not a true liberal, and should be ashamed of yourself. 

Only after you have read the Quran in Arabic are you allowed to say that throwing acid in the face of a young girl for trying to get an education or flying a civilian airliner into a civilian skyscraper might not be a good idea. And only after you have read Mein Kampf in German are you allowed to criticize the Nazis.

>> I can neither prove nor disprove that there is a bright green teapot in 
>> orbit around the planet Uranus, therefore there is a 50% chance there is 
>> a bright green teapot in orbit around Uranus.
> Exactly so. You seem to understand.

Mr. Rola your grasp of logic is amazing.

> God, however, could either exist or not but I cannot think of any physical 
> fact supporting one theory or another. Therefore we could only use 
> probablity. Which gives 50-50 chances.

Aristotle watch out, and you too Kurt Gödel, Tomasz Rola is here and he is challenging your crown as the greatest logician who ever lived.

> I reserve myself a right to feel sympathy towards goodwilling people.

Good for you, and I reserve the right to feel contempt for people who believe in idiocy, especially evil idiocy.  

> If they happen to be religious as well, that is their choice I have no right to question 

Of course you have the right to question!

> but I feel free to ask questions.

I see, you can ask questions but not question. Yet another triumph of logic.

  John K Clark

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