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Zaxplab

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Date Signed Up:11/09/2010
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#51 - the.... prison systems then. 02/06/2015 on Prison 0
#27 - Yep, that sounds like a police officer.  [+] (2 new replies) 02/05/2015 on Prison -1
User avatar #48 - captainstinkypinky (02/05/2015) [-]
He's not a police officer..... He's a corrections officer (CO). Not the same thing
User avatar #51 - Zaxplab (02/06/2015) [-]
the.... prison systems then.
#58 - What's this? A Swede complaining about a foreigner? There's c… 02/05/2015 on How Anon Met His Best Friend 0
#4 - the bottom one.  [+] (1 new reply) 02/05/2015 on Random Internet #29 0
#6 - treeandmonkey (02/05/2015) [-]
I thought you meant (ment?) actual footage from Reddit. Cheers
#24 - I mean, c'mon. Shots were fired, and she retaliated. 02/05/2015 on Comic Shit +30
#105 - What makes you say that City's governments cant finance prison…  [+] (2 new replies) 02/05/2015 on Govt. and Media 0
#108 - adrenalinbbq (02/07/2015) [-]
...are you part of a city council? Like...do you have any idea at all how to balance a city budget? If not, then you have no ground to stand on here.
User avatar #109 - Zaxplab (02/07/2015) [-]
You could own them on the state/federal level? I dont see why a private corporation should ever be able to incarcerate people and make money off of them through slave labor. Also, which city council are you a member of? I'd love to see how you spend the budget so that you cant afford a building.
#1 - and yet, not a single shot was fired  [+] (11 new replies) 02/05/2015 on Shopping In Texas +52
#11 - batfacts (02/06/2015) [-]
Is the argument against guns that people accidentally shoot them when panicked?
I thought the argument was that it made it easy for a person to kill innocent people, if they so choose.
I'm not saying either argument is right I was just wondering what you were talking about.
Feel free to educate me.
User avatar #12 - Zaxplab (02/06/2015) [-]
Neither, it's just a comment about the trigger etiquette. Hold your fire until you are %100 ready.
#15 - batfacts (02/06/2015) [-]
But isn't this an act? Like a skit put on by actors?
Can we really say there is trigger etiquette in a fictional situation where all the people know the loud noise is coming and are probably using fake guns with no bullets?
The only way it would make sense is if the skit was making social commentary on gun use, which would imply an argument one way or another.
User avatar #16 - Zaxplab (02/06/2015) [-]
Yes, it's a skit, but I wasnt trying to make a dick-less pro/anti gun argument.
#18 - batfacts (02/06/2015) [-]
Which is why I was confused. How does your comment work then? Because the scene was staged there was no trigger discipline, there was just a script that called for no one to shoot their gun.
I'm not trying to bust your balls I am just trying to understand your comment, because it was thumbed up.
User avatar #20 - Zaxplab (02/06/2015) [-]
omg it was just a joke. Vines : nigga shut the fuck up
#22 - batfacts (02/06/2015) [-]
I guess I just don't see what makes it funny.
Sorry for asking questions to further my understanding.
User avatar #8 - stilljustamewfag (02/06/2015) [-]
Because after having guns being such a common thing and people being taught gun safety from a young age every one has proper trigger control. I understand this is supposed to be comedic but i'm completely serious.
#10 - talked (02/06/2015) [-]
You realize how satirical you guys sound? Like you legit sound like you're making a parody of Americans...
User avatar #17 - stilljustamewfag (02/06/2015) [-]
I'm honestly not trying to. In the south, where I live, guns are just a common thing. I personally was taught to shoot and maintain a gun when I was only seven.
I hate to sound like a stereotype but not all stereotypes are completely baseless.
#24 - zerpderp (02/06/2015) [-]
i know where i live its not that uncommon to see a family down at the gun range teaching their kids about guns and proper safety with them
#100 - Even if that was true, why should prisons EVER be privately owned?  [+] (4 new replies) 02/05/2015 on Govt. and Media +2
#103 - adrenalinbbq (02/05/2015) [-]
Because the city's government can't finance it. Would you rather criminals be in the streets or in a jail owned by someone other than your city?
User avatar #105 - Zaxplab (02/05/2015) [-]
What makes you say that City's governments cant finance prisons?

That sounds a bit broad, that cities are more poor than the private companies that are MAKING MONEY off of them. If we have the room for all the prisoners or whateverthefuck, we could probably afford a couple tiny cities not having prisons.
#108 - adrenalinbbq (02/07/2015) [-]
...are you part of a city council? Like...do you have any idea at all how to balance a city budget? If not, then you have no ground to stand on here.
User avatar #109 - Zaxplab (02/07/2015) [-]
You could own them on the state/federal level? I dont see why a private corporation should ever be able to incarcerate people and make money off of them through slave labor. Also, which city council are you a member of? I'd love to see how you spend the budget so that you cant afford a building.
#80 - Because they are privately owned systems that take advantage o… 02/05/2015 on Govt. and Media +2
#1 - C'mon, reddit. You're just doing the same **** th…  [+] (4 new replies) 02/04/2015 on Random Internet #29 +4
#3 - treeandmonkey (02/05/2015) [-]
Reddit?
User avatar #4 - Zaxplab (02/05/2015) [-]
the bottom one.
#6 - treeandmonkey (02/05/2015) [-]
I thought you meant (ment?) actual footage from Reddit. Cheers
#2 - anonexplains (02/05/2015) [-]
I'm laughing, but i would piss in this dudes eyes.
#97 - Yes, but imagine if he killed him and 16 others for insulting his mom. 02/04/2015 on Sacred punch +2
#538 - Is Christianity not a religion? I was under the idea that Chri…  [+] (1 new reply) 02/04/2015 on Islam - The Religion of... 0
User avatar #539 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Christianity is a religion the same way Blue is a color, and Navy Blue and Sky Blue are different colors, while both are still blue. Just like Catholics and the people of the West Borough Baptist Church are both Christian, but are far from the same religion because all the other things that go into a religion. Trying to continue the color analogy, I guess you could say those other things are like how bright/dark it is, and whatever else can influence something's color.
#536 - All thumbs are fingers, not all fingers are thumbs. A…  [+] (3 new replies) 02/04/2015 on Islam - The Religion of... 0
User avatar #537 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Exactly. (well I think technically the thumb isn't a finger but I'm not entirely sure on that and I get the point anyway)
That doesn't make all Christians the same religion. That's the point I was making. And the only reason you seemed to bring it up was to push the idea that religions are based only on who you worship/follow, which isn't true either.
User avatar #538 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
Is Christianity not a religion? I was under the idea that Christianity was the big religion, and catholics/protestants/et cetra were all sects of the big religion.
User avatar #539 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Christianity is a religion the same way Blue is a color, and Navy Blue and Sky Blue are different colors, while both are still blue. Just like Catholics and the people of the West Borough Baptist Church are both Christian, but are far from the same religion because all the other things that go into a religion. Trying to continue the color analogy, I guess you could say those other things are like how bright/dark it is, and whatever else can influence something's color.
#6 - "I cant think of anything to say regarding the grim situa…  [+] (11 new replies) 02/04/2015 on Govt. and Media +106
#94 - adrenalinbbq (02/05/2015) [-]
The reason there are more people in American prisons is because we have the room. Other countries don't, and so they're let go on house arrest. Also wtf is this? You're taking the evidence of the internet over the evidence of the media. HOW IS THAT A BETTER SOURCE?!
User avatar #100 - Zaxplab (02/05/2015) [-]
Even if that was true, why should prisons EVER be privately owned?
#103 - adrenalinbbq (02/05/2015) [-]
Because the city's government can't finance it. Would you rather criminals be in the streets or in a jail owned by someone other than your city?
User avatar #105 - Zaxplab (02/05/2015) [-]
What makes you say that City's governments cant finance prisons?

That sounds a bit broad, that cities are more poor than the private companies that are MAKING MONEY off of them. If we have the room for all the prisoners or whateverthefuck, we could probably afford a couple tiny cities not having prisons.
#108 - adrenalinbbq (02/07/2015) [-]
...are you part of a city council? Like...do you have any idea at all how to balance a city budget? If not, then you have no ground to stand on here.
User avatar #109 - Zaxplab (02/07/2015) [-]
You could own them on the state/federal level? I dont see why a private corporation should ever be able to incarcerate people and make money off of them through slave labor. Also, which city council are you a member of? I'd love to see how you spend the budget so that you cant afford a building.
User avatar #74 - damping (02/05/2015) [-]
What is grim about criminals going to jail?
#88 - hongkonglongdong (02/05/2015) [-]
The fact it doesn't work? The fact it costs you a fuck-tonne of your tax money? The fact it helps contribute to poor people staying poor and so not contributing to the economy?
#82 - anonexplains (02/05/2015) [-]
Compare the prison system in the US to that of Northern European countries where the prisoners are treated like human beings and are actually rehabilitated. In the US most people that go to jail for petty crimes eventually end up doing big time in the prisons but that could be easily avoided if there was a better system aimed at rehabilitation and reintegration into society not a system that tries to fuck you over from the very beginning.
#101 - hinrik (02/05/2015) [-]
Here in Iceland prisoners are treated with luxury and it doesn't fucking work at all. They aren't rehabilitated, they have seen life behind bars and its cosy, so they give even less a shit about breaking the law than before.
User avatar #80 - Zaxplab (02/05/2015) [-]
Because they are privately owned systems that take advantage of slave labor for profits. Also, one in four incarcerated people in the world lives in the United States.
#534 - Christian RELIGIONS. They are all under the same christian REL…  [+] (5 new replies) 02/04/2015 on Islam - The Religion of... 0
User avatar #535 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
You literally just said it. "Christian RELIGIONS." Yes. Religions. As in multiple. Then you just took off the S next time you said it. It's not worth arguing with you as to whether or not the different Christian religions are the same religion or not, because you're just factually wrong and most people will know this and you could even look it up and find out for yourself that Catholicism and the West borough Baptist Church are not the same religion, even if they're both Christian. Additionally, it doesn't matter because you already admitted that there's more to religion than just who you worship/follow which was the entire point in the first place that you questioned.

They ARE all Christian. They are NOT all the same religion. Just like hornets and honey bees and wasps are all BEES but they're not the same SPECIES. You saying that all Christian religions are the same religion is about as logical as saying that all Crayola crayons are the same color just because they're all Crayola brand.

"If you follow Christ, you are a christian.
If you do not follow christ, you are not a christian."
Yes, if you follow Christ you are a Christian and if you don't you aren't.

"all the different sects are based on personal issues and all the other shit they choose to believe, but it has nothing to do with the fact that they are, at the end of the day, all CHRISTIAN."
Yes, they are all Christian. But that doesn't mean they're all the same religion.

Are Navy Blue and Baby Blue the same color? Fucking no. Yes, they're both blue. That doesn't make them the same color. Are Honey Bees and Wasps the same species? Fucking no. Yes, they're both bees, but they're not the same species.

And again, why are we even arguing about this? The point was that there's more to religion than who you worship/follow, which you questioned. Later on, you agreed. No big deal.
User avatar #536 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
All thumbs are fingers, not all fingers are thumbs.

All it takes for you to be Christian is who you follow. That was my initial argument.

Literally nothing else matters. If you follow a deity named Jesus Christ, you are a christian.
User avatar #537 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Exactly. (well I think technically the thumb isn't a finger but I'm not entirely sure on that and I get the point anyway)
That doesn't make all Christians the same religion. That's the point I was making. And the only reason you seemed to bring it up was to push the idea that religions are based only on who you worship/follow, which isn't true either.
User avatar #538 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
Is Christianity not a religion? I was under the idea that Christianity was the big religion, and catholics/protestants/et cetra were all sects of the big religion.
User avatar #539 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Christianity is a religion the same way Blue is a color, and Navy Blue and Sky Blue are different colors, while both are still blue. Just like Catholics and the people of the West Borough Baptist Church are both Christian, but are far from the same religion because all the other things that go into a religion. Trying to continue the color analogy, I guess you could say those other things are like how bright/dark it is, and whatever else can influence something's color.
#7 - Could they not have just had two people with the same clothes?  [+] (1 new reply) 02/04/2015 on The ol' Switcherro 0
#8 - atomicjojo (02/04/2015) [-]
But then if she turned and saw other walking away with same clothes, it woulda been obvious. they thought this shit out.
#532 - No, the bible consists of lots of different **** .…  [+] (7 new replies) 02/04/2015 on Islam - The Religion of... 0
User avatar #533 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
So you admit that religion is more than just who you worship/follow. Good.

Also.
Catholicism =/= Methodism =/= baptistism =/= Mormonism =/= non-denominational Christianity =/= Orthodoxy =/= etc. etc.

These are not the same religion. They're all Christian religions because they all follow Jesus Christ. But they are not all the same religion because, as we've already established, there is more to a religion than who you worship/follow.
User avatar #534 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
Christian RELIGIONS. They are all under the same christian RELIGION. The different sects of christianity are all based on how you step up to the plate regarding an old book.

They all follow christ, therefore, they are all christian. You can follow the old testament or not, you are still under the same religion. You can either take communion or refuse it, you're still christian. You can either rest on Sunday or work on it, you're still a christian.

If you follow Christ, you are a christian.
If you do not follow christ, you are not a christian.

all the different sects are based on personal issues and all the other shit they choose to believe, but it has nothing to do with the fact that they are, at the end of the day, all CHRISTIAN.
User avatar #535 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
You literally just said it. "Christian RELIGIONS." Yes. Religions. As in multiple. Then you just took off the S next time you said it. It's not worth arguing with you as to whether or not the different Christian religions are the same religion or not, because you're just factually wrong and most people will know this and you could even look it up and find out for yourself that Catholicism and the West borough Baptist Church are not the same religion, even if they're both Christian. Additionally, it doesn't matter because you already admitted that there's more to religion than just who you worship/follow which was the entire point in the first place that you questioned.

They ARE all Christian. They are NOT all the same religion. Just like hornets and honey bees and wasps are all BEES but they're not the same SPECIES. You saying that all Christian religions are the same religion is about as logical as saying that all Crayola crayons are the same color just because they're all Crayola brand.

"If you follow Christ, you are a christian.
If you do not follow christ, you are not a christian."
Yes, if you follow Christ you are a Christian and if you don't you aren't.

"all the different sects are based on personal issues and all the other shit they choose to believe, but it has nothing to do with the fact that they are, at the end of the day, all CHRISTIAN."
Yes, they are all Christian. But that doesn't mean they're all the same religion.

Are Navy Blue and Baby Blue the same color? Fucking no. Yes, they're both blue. That doesn't make them the same color. Are Honey Bees and Wasps the same species? Fucking no. Yes, they're both bees, but they're not the same species.

And again, why are we even arguing about this? The point was that there's more to religion than who you worship/follow, which you questioned. Later on, you agreed. No big deal.
User avatar #536 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
All thumbs are fingers, not all fingers are thumbs.

All it takes for you to be Christian is who you follow. That was my initial argument.

Literally nothing else matters. If you follow a deity named Jesus Christ, you are a christian.
User avatar #537 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Exactly. (well I think technically the thumb isn't a finger but I'm not entirely sure on that and I get the point anyway)
That doesn't make all Christians the same religion. That's the point I was making. And the only reason you seemed to bring it up was to push the idea that religions are based only on who you worship/follow, which isn't true either.
User avatar #538 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
Is Christianity not a religion? I was under the idea that Christianity was the big religion, and catholics/protestants/et cetra were all sects of the big religion.
User avatar #539 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Christianity is a religion the same way Blue is a color, and Navy Blue and Sky Blue are different colors, while both are still blue. Just like Catholics and the people of the West Borough Baptist Church are both Christian, but are far from the same religion because all the other things that go into a religion. Trying to continue the color analogy, I guess you could say those other things are like how bright/dark it is, and whatever else can influence something's color.
#3 - How many Melee pros does it take to screw in a lightbulb? …  [+] (10 new replies) 02/04/2015 on Tumblr Comp +314
User avatar #161 - morphodite (02/04/2015) [-]
Holy shit, that's the first thing to make me actually laugh out loud in months. I've been depressed over a bad break up. Thanks, man
#89 - anonexplains (02/04/2015) [-]
Two, and a final destination.
#71 - somekindofname (02/04/2015) [-]
They don't. They just stand around, shouting that the old one was better.
#162 - anonexplains (02/04/2015) [-]
melee was dank as shit tho
User avatar #14 - rhc (02/04/2015) [-]
is that really your best melee joke?
User avatar #15 - perform (02/04/2015) [-]
No the best melee jokes are the ones that participate in tournaments.
#151 - anonexplains (02/04/2015) [-]
sounds like someone got assblasted at a tournament and got his feelings hurt.
#75 - rockmanfan (02/04/2015) [-]
#69 - broswagonist (02/04/2015) [-]
#4 - greyswordsman (02/04/2015) [-]
more like 50. 49 of them gets beat, and the 50th talks down on his friends to do it
#519 - such as?  [+] (9 new replies) 02/04/2015 on Islam - The Religion of... 0
User avatar #531 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Just stop. Do you really think the entire religion of Islam can be summed up by "Worship: Allah. Follow: Mohammed?"
Do you think the entire Bible consists entirely of one sentence saying "Worship God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Father, and the Holy Spirit?"

A religion is a huge set of beliefs and values.
User avatar #532 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
No, the bible consists of lots of different shit. Lots of people can't agree on it. Some only follow certain parts of it. That's why there's different sects of Christianity. They all believe slightly different shit, but under the same god and the same prophet.
User avatar #533 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
So you admit that religion is more than just who you worship/follow. Good.

Also.
Catholicism =/= Methodism =/= baptistism =/= Mormonism =/= non-denominational Christianity =/= Orthodoxy =/= etc. etc.

These are not the same religion. They're all Christian religions because they all follow Jesus Christ. But they are not all the same religion because, as we've already established, there is more to a religion than who you worship/follow.
User avatar #534 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
Christian RELIGIONS. They are all under the same christian RELIGION. The different sects of christianity are all based on how you step up to the plate regarding an old book.

They all follow christ, therefore, they are all christian. You can follow the old testament or not, you are still under the same religion. You can either take communion or refuse it, you're still christian. You can either rest on Sunday or work on it, you're still a christian.

If you follow Christ, you are a christian.
If you do not follow christ, you are not a christian.

all the different sects are based on personal issues and all the other shit they choose to believe, but it has nothing to do with the fact that they are, at the end of the day, all CHRISTIAN.
User avatar #535 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
You literally just said it. "Christian RELIGIONS." Yes. Religions. As in multiple. Then you just took off the S next time you said it. It's not worth arguing with you as to whether or not the different Christian religions are the same religion or not, because you're just factually wrong and most people will know this and you could even look it up and find out for yourself that Catholicism and the West borough Baptist Church are not the same religion, even if they're both Christian. Additionally, it doesn't matter because you already admitted that there's more to religion than just who you worship/follow which was the entire point in the first place that you questioned.

They ARE all Christian. They are NOT all the same religion. Just like hornets and honey bees and wasps are all BEES but they're not the same SPECIES. You saying that all Christian religions are the same religion is about as logical as saying that all Crayola crayons are the same color just because they're all Crayola brand.

"If you follow Christ, you are a christian.
If you do not follow christ, you are not a christian."
Yes, if you follow Christ you are a Christian and if you don't you aren't.

"all the different sects are based on personal issues and all the other shit they choose to believe, but it has nothing to do with the fact that they are, at the end of the day, all CHRISTIAN."
Yes, they are all Christian. But that doesn't mean they're all the same religion.

Are Navy Blue and Baby Blue the same color? Fucking no. Yes, they're both blue. That doesn't make them the same color. Are Honey Bees and Wasps the same species? Fucking no. Yes, they're both bees, but they're not the same species.

And again, why are we even arguing about this? The point was that there's more to religion than who you worship/follow, which you questioned. Later on, you agreed. No big deal.
User avatar #536 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
All thumbs are fingers, not all fingers are thumbs.

All it takes for you to be Christian is who you follow. That was my initial argument.

Literally nothing else matters. If you follow a deity named Jesus Christ, you are a christian.
User avatar #537 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Exactly. (well I think technically the thumb isn't a finger but I'm not entirely sure on that and I get the point anyway)
That doesn't make all Christians the same religion. That's the point I was making. And the only reason you seemed to bring it up was to push the idea that religions are based only on who you worship/follow, which isn't true either.
User avatar #538 - Zaxplab (02/04/2015) [-]
Is Christianity not a religion? I was under the idea that Christianity was the big religion, and catholics/protestants/et cetra were all sects of the big religion.
User avatar #539 - usafperson (02/04/2015) [-]
Christianity is a religion the same way Blue is a color, and Navy Blue and Sky Blue are different colors, while both are still blue. Just like Catholics and the people of the West Borough Baptist Church are both Christian, but are far from the same religion because all the other things that go into a religion. Trying to continue the color analogy, I guess you could say those other things are like how bright/dark it is, and whatever else can influence something's color.
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#203 - Thank you, that's the point Im trying to make. I might be mis…  [+] (1 new reply) 02/03/2015 on Islam - The Religion of... -3
#218 - painismysaviour (02/03/2015) [-]
Well, to give some context on my comments - I was born to a moderately religious (Islam) family and all that, but I wouldn't really say that I believe all of it anymore.

In Mosque, it's not uncommon to be chastised about not being a "true muslim" if you don't do certain compulsory things like the 5 daily prayers. Now, obviously not everyone is going to be as aggressive/harsh as our leader, but if I'm not a "true muslim" for sleeping through Fajr, I can't imagine that anyone really considers terrorists "true muslims".

Another comment here relayed some of the factors that led to the rapid destabilization of the political scene in the Middle East during the Cold War, and that's important to remember when trying to understand the culture these people experienced and how they were led to where they are now. A more stable political environment would have prevented the development of a lot of the hatred and violence that has been perpetuated there.

Regarding the quoting of verses of the Quran happening in the comments here. I think a lot are being taken out of context, but some are really just inexcusable from a 21st century mindset. The way I've come to think of it is not as a product of God or anything, but rather a product of the time it was written (~6th century desert). In this context, a lot of the Quran comes across as helpful or useful. It would also be in keeping with the morals of the time period. The problem is people (both muslims and non-muslims) read it and think of it as something that should be taken at face value. I think that's the cause of a lot of the issues in the comments here. Muslims see it as infailable (and are often unaware of ALL the details of the Quran) and non-muslims think Muslims have their moral compasses aligned 100% with the Quran, but that's not true. Not many muslims would go out and murder if the Quran said so.

I think a lot of this could be avoided if people saw the Quran as a product of the time it was written, but that's inherently a problem.
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#187 - But you can be a democrat without supporting everything Obama …  [+] (4 new replies) 02/03/2015 on Islam - The Religion of... +1
#202 - painismysaviour (02/03/2015) [-]
I agree with salihzzz here in thinking No True Scotsman doesn't totally fit here. There is no requirement to being a Scotsman other than being born or living a long time in Scotland, but religions have rules and paradigms that are supposed to act as a sort of requirement.

Now, I'm not saying we just disown these people and say Islam is fine and all that. I don't think what they do is in accordance with Islam, but there is no denying that the cultures that surround Islam, particularly in the Middle East, lead to violence and hatred. And while these things may not be part of Islam in theory, I don't think we can isolate "religion" and "culture" like that in the real world.

tl;dr - anyone can say they're a muslim and follow some parts of Islam, but there IS a set of guidelines that someone must adhere to be be a "true muslim". The fallacy of the "true scotsman", is that there is no formal set of guidelines to being a "true scotsman" other than being born in Scotland.
User avatar #203 - Zaxplab (02/03/2015) [-]
Thank you, that's the point Im trying to make. I might be mistaken, but to my knowledge, a muslim is a person who follows the teachings of Mohammad (or so they say) and reads the Koran (or so they say).
#218 - painismysaviour (02/03/2015) [-]
Well, to give some context on my comments - I was born to a moderately religious (Islam) family and all that, but I wouldn't really say that I believe all of it anymore.

In Mosque, it's not uncommon to be chastised about not being a "true muslim" if you don't do certain compulsory things like the 5 daily prayers. Now, obviously not everyone is going to be as aggressive/harsh as our leader, but if I'm not a "true muslim" for sleeping through Fajr, I can't imagine that anyone really considers terrorists "true muslims".

Another comment here relayed some of the factors that led to the rapid destabilization of the political scene in the Middle East during the Cold War, and that's important to remember when trying to understand the culture these people experienced and how they were led to where they are now. A more stable political environment would have prevented the development of a lot of the hatred and violence that has been perpetuated there.

Regarding the quoting of verses of the Quran happening in the comments here. I think a lot are being taken out of context, but some are really just inexcusable from a 21st century mindset. The way I've come to think of it is not as a product of God or anything, but rather a product of the time it was written (~6th century desert). In this context, a lot of the Quran comes across as helpful or useful. It would also be in keeping with the morals of the time period. The problem is people (both muslims and non-muslims) read it and think of it as something that should be taken at face value. I think that's the cause of a lot of the issues in the comments here. Muslims see it as infailable (and are often unaware of ALL the details of the Quran) and non-muslims think Muslims have their moral compasses aligned 100% with the Quran, but that's not true. Not many muslims would go out and murder if the Quran said so.

I think a lot of this could be avoided if people saw the Quran as a product of the time it was written, but that's inherently a problem.
User avatar #201 - salihzzz (02/03/2015) [-]
obama isn't he creator of democracy or the democratic party your comparison is the same as me telling an imam i don't agree with his preaching, i'm allowed to do that, islam doesn't have a religious authority, muslims are suposed to read the holy book make their own assumptions and if they don't understand someting to go to a scholar or imam

on the second part, your problem is that you're looking at it to simplicitly, muslim radical terrorism didn't exist before the cold war and the dividing of the middle east after the colonial era. the west activly destabilising and sponsoring radicals for their own agenda is the direct cause of muslim extremists today.
Further on we have lets say for example iraqis or palestinians that live in a constant warzone or literal ope prison where israel regularly harasses the civilians shuts down water and electricity and simply makes their lives a living hell. now these people that have lost most of their close relatives and live in terrible conditions are going to snap one day and when they do they'll blame the west, and an angry imam will tell them its ok to kill them. i mean look at suicide bombings if you have ever read the quran it'be overly obious that you go straight to hell after doing this. if people can be convinced to do this shooting someone is a lot easier.

islam has verses that are there for war, but these only apply for when invaded ie( kill all invading infidels but if they surrender do not harm them) gets turned into kill all infidels

and for example jihad has 2 types small and big
the small on is every day strugle strugle everyday to be the best person you can be
the big is there for when islam itself is in danger a muslims is supposed to take up arms, but this isn't the 6th century anymore and islam isnt a single tribe that can be wiped out thus it doesn't apply

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