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in response to reader comment: More racists and anti-Islamic gibberish from dhimmi the atheist part 3

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Nov 17, 2008 at 20:18

Keith W. writes:

"........ dhimmi the racist and atheist and Islamaphobe wrote:....."

Now Keith, that just isn't fair, you're resorting to name calling here. You've called him three names which have a negative emotional aspect in the minds of many readers.

Dhimmi being an atheist?

It's OK for Dhimmi to be an atheist , weren't you ever one yourself at an stage? It's OK for people to have beliefs that differ from your won isn't it? Other people are agnostics, others caught up in the form and dogma of their respective religions, others with really outlandish personal cosmologies and there are even some who are actually enlightened.

I suggest you seek out the latter if you want to clarify why you're actually involved in your religion - after all - that is the goal of any religion.

You probably already know 'religion' comes from - 'religare' - Latin 'to tie back' - i.e. restrain one's consciousness from the sense world - i.e. reconnect with one's real self.

Dhimmi being a racist
Now, Dhimmi being a racist? Do you know for a fact he has no friends who are not members of his own race? I don't call myself a racist - as all individuals are OK to me until they prove themselves otherwise.

But I will admit to being a 'culturalist' for want of a better term. Some cultures have little or nothing to offer. And products of those cultures who insist on throwing their delusions down the throats of people in my culture certainly do not get that big tick of approval from me.

Dhimmi being an 'Islamophobe'?:

The Greek suffix 'phobos' means fear. I don't think Dhimmi actually fears islam. He , along with many other people might dislike it. In that case, I think you'd better come up with another word - as fear doesn't come into the equation. Gays coined 'homophobia' - to make it seem as though straight people had a problem. It's a similar sort of thing. Just because most people couldn't handle it or thought it was an aberration - and gays came up with a new word describing that - does not make gays right.

> ".....You have a lot of hate and anger against Islam ...'

Now, imagine going back to 1932 - and you were a normal, German citizen living in Munich. You'd heard about this Adolf Hitler guy - saw his methods, knew a bit of his background and formed an opinion that he was not helpful to your society. Many, many people thought Hitler was right but a significant minority didn't. Sure, he and his brown shirted followers were giving out food to the hungry etc etc, but there was just something you didn't like about the whole deal. It would've been OK to voice your opinion at that early stage - it would not have been later. No doubt those in the minority would have been called 'Hitlerophobes' or similar by the fanatic Hitlerites. As time went on - those who voiced opposition were silenced - people disappeared in the middle of the night and their bodies were found in rivers etc

'...and you seem to have a strong hatred against Pakistanis. ..."'

I don't read that into it at all - I think he thinks they're suckers who have been victimised by marauding Islamist raiders down through the centuries.

"You show a deep, enduring, intense hatred and you are expressing a lot of animosity, anger, and hostility towards Islam and God. "

You're repeating yourself. I think you should make a distinction between God and Islam's Allah - even though you may think there is none. God and Islam are not the same thing. It"s OK for people to have an animosity towards Islam - many people do - especially those inthose countries where the Muslim world rubs shoulders with the non-Muslm world. It's based on an evaluation of what Muslims do. It's quite OK for people not to like it if they don't. I don't like boiled potatoes not because I've been attacked by a potato or anything - everyone has preferences.

If anyone understands that God is really who you are in essence - how can anyone hate themselves? And if you hate yourself - then you're not in a healthy state of mind are you - as health is the natural state. If God is everywhere - then 'that's also inside you, right? BTW, 'He' has no sex.

If anyone doesn't have the understanding that God is really who you are in essence - then they are simply deluded. If a religion suggests anything other than this then it is to be left alone.

".......You do know what hate leads to don't you? "

I can't see how Dhimmi can know what a dislike of Islam would lead to - do you? Do you mean something like what happened to Van Gogh or Pym Fortuyn in Holland? Do you think it was unfortunate but silently approve of those murders of native born citizens in their own countries by intolerant fanatics who couldn't stand alternative viewpoints? You don't have to answer that publicly - you already know the answer.

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