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(Daily News Journal)   Baptist church next door to Murfreesboro Mosque builds 13 crosses on its front lawn to let them muslins "know how we felt about things." Caaan you feeeel the loooove toniiii BAM   (dnj.com) divider line 324
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2012-08-07 12:52:59 PM
I wonder if the Baptists know that they worship the same God as the Muslims do, and that Jesus is considered a prophet and a saint in Islam?

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is mentioned more times in the Koran than she is in the Bible.
 
2012-08-07 12:55:43 PM
"It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity," said Mack Richards, a Middle Tennessee Baptist Church member who built the crosses at the request of Grace Baptist member and friend Bobby Francis. "We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things."

Everybody already knows how you feel about "your" christianity. (nice tell, btw)

They just don't give a shiat. They have their own set of beliefs and faith to think about. Not everybody HAS to give a shiat about how you feel about your fairy tales.

I don't go around preaching the story of Full Metal Alchemist, for christ's sake.
 
2012-08-07 01:00:23 PM
What insufferable assholes

/I'd rather have Muslims as neighbors than white trash like that
 
2012-08-07 01:00:45 PM
It looks like they feel very insecure and threatened by the existence of beliefs other than their own.
 
2012-08-07 01:01:01 PM
i1156.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-07 01:02:50 PM
"You must not mistreat or oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.
- Exodus 22:21
 
2012-08-07 01:12:25 PM
If they stay on their side of the line I have no problem with it. It's kind of like the local abortion clinic. One of the local mega churches bought the lot right across from the clinic and put up a bunch of signs. They do what they want to do on their property and the clinic does what it wants to do on their property, God bless America.

Neither one of them will let me smoke on their property. Fascists
 
2012-08-07 01:14:35 PM
Look at it this way; with 13 crosses on the front lawn, they can have a hell of a Klan meeting now.
 
2012-08-07 01:16:34 PM
"Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?
 
2012-08-07 01:18:12 PM

vernonFL: I wonder if the Baptists know that they worship the same God as the Muslims do, and that Jesus is considered a prophet and a saint in Islam?

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is mentioned more times in the Koran than she is in the Bible.


I've been a couple of times to Mary's purported final home in Turkey. It's something of a pilgrimage site for many Turkish Muslims.
 
2012-08-07 01:18:39 PM

Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?


You're surprised? It's freaking Tennessee.
 
2012-08-07 01:20:21 PM

Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?


This is a line of argument that right-wing Christianists use about Islam. There's no problematic issue about violating a person's freedom of religion because Islam isn't a religion, it's an insidious plan to undermine Americans and their Constitution. Voila!!
 
2012-08-07 01:23:59 PM

coco ebert: Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?

This is a line of argument that right-wing Christianists use about Islam. There's no problematic issue about violating a person's freedom of religion because Islam isn't a religion, it's an insidious plan to undermine Americans and their Constitution. Voila!!


Mohammed had a time machine, too?! Clever bastard.
 
2012-08-07 01:26:30 PM
"It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity," said Mack Richards, a Middle Tennessee Baptist Church member who built the crosses at the request of Grace Baptist member and friend Bobby Francis. "We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things."

Message received, sh*thead.
 
2012-08-07 01:27:00 PM

Diogenes: coco ebert: Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?

This is a line of argument that right-wing Christianists use about Islam. There's no problematic issue about violating a person's freedom of religion because Islam isn't a religion, it's an insidious plan to undermine Americans and their Constitution. Voila!!

Mohammed had a time machine, too?! Clever bastard.


Duh... where do you think Obama got his?
 
2012-08-07 01:27:20 PM

Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?


I had to read that several times to make sure I understood it correctly.

Un-freaking-believable.
 
2012-08-07 01:28:32 PM
Those people are great Christians.

I remember that whole "Thou shalt taunt thy neighbors, thou shalt mock their beliefs and find ways to be a dick." Matthew 6, I think?
 
2012-08-07 01:34:26 PM
Maybe if they lit them on fire and moved them closer the message would be heard better. I don't think they're trying hard enough.
 
2012-08-07 01:38:26 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Diogenes: coco ebert: Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?

This is a line of argument that right-wing Christianists use about Islam. There's no problematic issue about violating a person's freedom of religion because Islam isn't a religion, it's an insidious plan to undermine Americans and their Constitution. Voila!!

Mohammed had a time machine, too?! Clever bastard.

Duh... where do you think Obama got his?


It's like NetJets. You get so many trips per year with none of the expense of Flux Capacitor maintenance.
 
2012-08-07 01:43:32 PM
And people wonder why religious identification among the
It's because the younger set has looked on the vitriol and derp being spread around, compared it to the church they grew up in when they were younger, and decided that they want no part of that shiat anymore.
 
2012-08-07 01:43:50 PM

Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?


According to some bigots anything that is not their particular brand of Christianity is not a real religion.
 
2012-08-07 01:53:18 PM
They're actually getting prepared for the live Muslim crucifixions
 
2012-08-07 01:57:23 PM

platedlizard: Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?

According to some bigots anything that is not their particular brand of Christianity is not a real religion.


My war god concocted by illiterate Bronze Age shepherds is totally not made up; unlike your moon god concocted by literate Medieval shepherds.
 
2012-08-07 01:58:54 PM
13 crosses? That means they can set one on fire on Friday night for the next ten weeks. To roast marshmallows, of course.
 
2012-08-07 02:00:49 PM
One way to handle this crowd is to import and drop on their church lawn hundreds of poisonous snakes. And when confronted, just say, "I thought all you Appalachian Baptists loved snakes."
 
2012-08-07 02:04:28 PM
This has been an ongoing saga here in Middle Tennessee for a good while now. There are lots of folks here, Christains included, who fully support the building of the mosque and think that its opponents are insufferable assholes. The ironically named Grace Baptist Church folks are clearly idiots who represent the vocal minority of Rutherford County tea party xenophobes.
 
2012-08-07 02:05:07 PM

Diogenes: Wha wha what?


There's some pretty concentrated stupid in that part of the world.
 
2012-08-07 02:09:09 PM

Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?


Their argument is that Islam is a political movement, not a religion.

/I know.....
 
2012-08-07 02:13:49 PM
I'm surprised none of them were on fire. But then I'd guess they'd be in the mosque's lawn.
 
2012-08-07 02:15:46 PM
I'm pretty sure that's exactly how Jesus would have handled this issue.
 
2012-08-07 02:16:06 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Diogenes: coco ebert: Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?

This is a line of argument that right-wing Christianists use about Islam. There's no problematic issue about violating a person's freedom of religion because Islam isn't a religion, it's an insidious plan to undermine Americans and their Constitution. Voila!!

Mohammed had a time machine, too?! Clever bastard.

Duh... where do you think Obama got his?


ok...so...Mohammed is the Doctor?

THIS. CHANGES. EVERYTHING
 
2012-08-07 02:16:36 PM
To all those who share my WTF?, there's something else I found highly peculiar (one might say hypocritical) --

They argued this in a court of law. Do they really want to pick at that thread, while crying about the government's so-called war on faith? Would you really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of a religion?

The whole thing is baffling to me.

Once again, the faithful fail to understand the Separation Clause is there for their protection, as well as the protection of the secular.
 
2012-08-07 02:20:36 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

The Christian bigots are just reminding their Muslim bothers to always look on the bright side of life.
 
2012-08-07 02:23:29 PM

Diogenes: They argued this in a court of law. Do they really want to pick at that thread, while crying about the government's so-called war on faith? Would you really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of a religion?


No. They really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of OTHER religions. It would be naturally be wrong if it was their own.
 
2012-08-07 02:25:43 PM

Diogenes: They argued this in a court of law. Do they really want to pick at that thread, while crying about the government's so-called war on faith? Would you really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of a religion?

The whole thing is baffling to me.

Once again, the faithful fail to understand the Separation Clause is there for their protection, as well as the protection of the secular.



They might have done better in a special type of legal system that only decides based on religious rules. If only they had special courts like that....
 
2012-08-07 02:30:31 PM
t.qkme.me
 
2012-08-07 02:36:50 PM

vernonFL: Diogenes: They argued this in a court of law. Do they really want to pick at that thread, while crying about the government's so-called war on faith? Would you really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of a religion?

The whole thing is baffling to me.

Once again, the faithful fail to understand the Separation Clause is there for their protection, as well as the protection of the secular.


They might have done better in a special type of legal system that only decides based on religious rules. If only they had special courts like that....


The Supreme Court?
 
2012-08-07 02:43:09 PM

vernonFL: Diogenes: They argued this in a court of law. Do they really want to pick at that thread, while crying about the government's so-called war on faith? Would you really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of a religion?

The whole thing is baffling to me.

Once again, the faithful fail to understand the Separation Clause is there for their protection, as well as the protection of the secular.


They might have done better in a special type of legal system that only decides based on religious rules. If only they had special courts like that....


That sounds like the kind of court where they could promulgate their views evenly with all, that is to say a form of "Share With Ya Law" -- perhaps there's a more elegant way to say that.
 
2012-08-07 03:19:06 PM
"We love our neighbors, all of them, including the church next door," said Sbenaty. "As Muslims, we believe in Jesus, as well. Jesus said love thy neighbors. They are our neighbors, and we must love them.

"Also, our prophet Muhammad, before he died, told Muslims they need to love their neighbors and take care of them, and not only their immediate neighbor but extended to the seventh neighbor. That means everybody should love everybody, and that peace and love would be cast on the whole community."


WHAT ASSHOLES
 
2012-08-07 03:20:02 PM

Diogenes: To all those who share my WTF?, there's something else I found highly peculiar (one might say hypocritical) --

They argued this in a court of law. Do they really want to pick at that thread, while crying about the government's so-called war on faith? Would you really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of a religion?

The whole thing is baffling to me.

Once again, the faithful fail to understand the Separation Clause is there for their protection, as well as the protection of the secular.


Hypocrisy in religion? No wai!
 
2012-08-07 03:20:37 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: "It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity," said Mack Richards, a Middle Tennessee Baptist Church member who built the crosses at the request of Grace Baptist member and friend Bobby Francis. "We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things."

Everybody already knows how you feel about "your" christianity. (nice tell, btw)

They just don't give a shiat. They have their own set of beliefs and faith to think about. Not everybody HAS to give a shiat about how you feel about your fairy tales.

I don't go around preaching the story of Full Metal Alchemist, for christ's sake.


Well you SHOULD.
 
2012-08-07 03:21:12 PM
"We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things."

That you worship and revere the torture of a man, leading to his death? They probably already figured that one out, chuckles...
 
2012-08-07 03:21:50 PM

platedlizard: Diogenes: "Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion..."

Wha wha what?

According to some bigots anything that is not their particular brand of Christianity is not a real religion.


They aren't really Christians, they know nothing of Christ.

thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2012-08-07 03:21:51 PM
Yeah, but the crosses were on fire.
 
2012-08-07 03:22:33 PM
Congrats, Cletus-Jim-Bob-Dale, you showed them that you know what the symbol of your faith is. Jesus must be so proud.
 
2012-08-07 03:23:18 PM

sprawl15: "We love our neighbors, all of them, including the church next door," said Sbenaty. "As Muslims, we believe in Jesus, as well. Jesus said love thy neighbors. They are our neighbors, and we must love them.

"Also, our prophet Muhammad, before he died, told Muslims they need to love their neighbors and take care of them, and not only their immediate neighbor but extended to the seventh neighbor. That means everybody should love everybody, and that peace and love would be cast on the whole community."

WHAT ASSHOLES


On the other side, the Church just put up crosses on their property. Not sure if there hadn't been the other history of vandalism etc... it would mean anything. They don't come out and say, "And we'd burn them on their lawn if this were a more civilized time like 1862." They say, "To show them what Christianity means to us." Which is apparently that 13 crosses means something....something important...but what?
 
2012-08-07 03:24:34 PM

mysticcat: [t.qkme.me image 310x217]


them titties ain't retarded
 
2012-08-07 03:24:48 PM
Pretty epic LARP rivalry.
 
2012-08-07 03:25:55 PM
"It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity," said Mack Richards, ... "We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things."

You know what else works great for that? Talking to them.
 
2012-08-07 03:25:57 PM

Diogenes: To all those who share my WTF?, there's something else I found highly peculiar (one might say hypocritical) --

They argued this in a court of law. Do they really want to pick at that thread, while crying about the government's so-called war on faith? Would you really want a secular institution making legal rulings about the legitimacy of a religion?

The whole thing is baffling to me.

Once again, the faithful fail to understand the Separation Clause is there for their protection, as well as the protection of the secular.


They've always done this. The reason the Separation Clause has teeth is because the Protestants already had a foothold here and they wanted to make sure no public funds would go to the Catholics.
 
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