Saturday, February 19, 2011

Radical Islam - Part Seven

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

The final segment in the seven part series on Radical Islam.

After hearing the facts you be the judge.

1 comment:

  1. Les,

    I copied this from a blog I read. It is real words, and real comments, from a person who is a bleeding-heart liberal progressive and she is talking about terrorists.

    Here is link:

    And here are her comments:
    "Hmmmm…. I think the best thing to do for our “enemies” is try to understand them. It seems to me that poverty leads to desperation and desperation leads to fundamentalism… where else can you turn if your world has been utterly obliterated by the “world”?

    I don’t hate terrorists (even as a skeptic) because I feel that these people have suffered in ways that we spoiled Americans just can’t fully digest. As a teacher, I’ve learned to acknowledge that children living in desperate or unhappy situations will act out. How is it any different for people just because they turn 18?

    I think loving other people is about being willing to listen to their stories and feel compassion for them as best as possible. That’s a really hard thing to do when we feel personally threatened by them, I know!!!

    Even so, I think (even as a skeptic!!!) that perhaps Jesus offered a great solution that had been expresses in Eastern religions as well: love others as yourself.

    It doesn’t mean that a person can’t be angry or self-defensive (Jesus certainly got angry from time to time), but what it does mean to me is that it is the burden/ moral obligation for every person (believer or not) is to try to understand his or her fellow human being and do the best he or she can do by that person.

    Just my $0.02 as a secular humanist."


    Donald in Bethel, CT


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