Sorry - I do like good spicey food - especially living in the US
Submitted by Michel (United States), Aug 7, 2007 at 17:09
Was just a little Joke Dhimmi...
But seriously, I really do not know, what achievements specifically Muslim Societies have brought to the table. Without any time-consuming research, I dare to venture anyhow, that such a large segement of our human species must have had their achievements, some of which we may very well enjoy today
I am not sure, but some of the beautiful architecture in southern Spain was built during the occupation of Spain by the Moors, wasn't it? I stood in awe admiriing the beauty. And yes, to my opinion, my favorite spice, Paprika was brought to Hungary by the Turks. Ignorant, as I may be, I am sure that many more inventions or achievements were made by people of Muslim culture.
I feel that the main difference between us, Dhimmy lays in our focus on Religion in your case and mine on people. I can only repeat myself and state that the more I travel and experience, the more I learned that even aboriginals down under in fact are not as different from me in all aspects of our lives, as I was taught to believe. Why we humans always try to see the differences between us and someone else instead of trying to find the commonalities, is beyond me. Sad historical fact indeed.
Since you definitely seem to be one of the most outspoken anti-Muslims, Dhimmi, may I for a change ask you, what specificially happened to you, which made you hate Muslims without distinction to this extent?
What I do not grasp is, that you do not seemm to allow for , how like with our own culture one finds so many different shades and expressions, let alone amplitudes and intensities (fanaticism) amongst their representaives, theologues, preachers, religious interpretations etc, but the sheer fact that they read the Quran, as we read the Bible, makes them all without exception some form of evil followers of an evil cult.
I mean, do we not have basically one book too, which is used from Methodists to catholics to Baptists by pretty much a whole span of differing subreligions? Some of them more intense and others more liberal for the lack of a better word.
Yes- I admit - the days of Christian based terrorism are over (except those fanatics attacking abortion clinics and such)... but on the other hand we also have been blessed with decades of stability, whereas the middle east is still third world in that regard. But again, look at our own minorities, where that" excuse " does not apply and where militancy is now really an exception, moreso based upon criminal statistics and not so much the media.
I am sure that there must be a personal experience underlaying your position. Maybe, if you could share it, I would be able to understand your point of view much better. After all, when all is said and done, we as individuals are still the sum of our own personal history and not so much general knowledge.
I know, we like to pride ourselves on "objectivity", but in reality very few are in a position of having true, unfeathered, unaltered hard info, hence by nature of the animal we must appreciate that high level of subjectivity in almost all of our expressions. In other words, neither you nor me owns the ultimate truth, how ever much we try.
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