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2013-04-24 04:38:11 PM
Fox News.....keeping 1/2 the country in the dark for the greater good $$$
 
2013-04-24 04:39:09 PM

EyeballKid: Fox News this week: "WE'RE #1 IN RATINGS!!! LIBRUL MEDIA IS DEAD, AND WE DONE KILLED IT!! WE'RE THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!!!! WE'RE EVERYWHERE!!!"

Fox News next week: "OMG THE LIBRUL MEDIAZ IS HOLDING US DOWN!!!! HELP! HELP! WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED!"


Pretty much came here to say this. One moment, they have higher ratings than MSNBC, CNN, and the network news outfits combined, the next moment, they're a niche outfit with hardly any influence on *real* media.
 
2013-04-24 04:39:11 PM
mark12A: They are NOT the same.

TWNG: I'm sure that's a comfort to the dead victims of Christian violence.

WAAAAHHHHH! PEOPLE AREN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO MY PET PEEVE!

I prefer that we pay attention to the big problems before we obsess over the trivial.....
 
2013-04-24 04:40:01 PM
Holy crap! They invoked CARLIN?!

I... I'm very angry about this. Someone go check his grave for a loud "whirring" sound.
 
2013-04-24 04:42:03 PM
Look, can't we just put this all behind us and go back to strafing wedding ceremonies and funerals?
 
2013-04-24 04:43:01 PM

mark12A: WAAAAHHHHH! PEOPLE AREN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO MY PET PEEVE!


Isn't that the entire point of the article?
 
2013-04-24 04:43:01 PM

mark12A: mark12A: They are NOT the same.

TWNG: I'm sure that's a comfort to the dead victims of Christian violence.

WAAAAHHHHH! PEOPLE AREN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO MY PET PEEVE!

I prefer that we pay attention to the big problems before we obsess over the trivial.....


Let me ask you this:

Do you lump all Muslims with these guys in Boston or do you realize that they are a minority of the Muslim population?
 
2013-04-24 04:44:19 PM

mark12A: That's because the tie to radical Islam is tenuous at best, but the butthurt these guys seem to have felt because they didn't get things handed to them is palpable. They are closer to teabaggers than Al Qaeda.HORSESHIAT. The elder brother went to Russia and got indoctrinated by the radicals there to do this attack. The Russian government warned us he was trouble. This has NOTHING to do with the TEa Party. Nothing. Keep humping that chicken, dude.Right-wing Christian lunatics bomb abortion clinics/murder doctors/bomb the Olympics/shoot up 'liberal' churches: Well, they're just lone wolves, and we shouldn't jump to conclusions and LOOK A MUSLIM!Christian radical attacks are trivial in scope and frequency compared to the Muslim attacks worldwide that happen on a DAILY basis. I'm really getting tired of Farkers equating the two. They are NOT the same.


Westboro Baptist Church= All Christians
 
2013-04-24 04:44:27 PM
And the closing sentiment...

As it turns out, it didn't matter. The media just report what they want anyhow.

Really, Fox? REALLY?!
 
2013-04-24 04:45:27 PM

mark12A: WAAAAHHHHH! PEOPLE AREN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO MY PET PEEVE! I prefer that we pay attention to the big problems before we obsess over the trivial.....


You misunderstood. You're saying violence by Christians is not the same as violence by Muslims because it happens less frequently. I'm saying it's exactly the same. If a Christian kills me I'll be just as dead as if a Muslim (or Jew or atheist) kills me.
 
2013-04-24 04:46:22 PM
Hey Fox News, you want to know what two really scary words are?
 FOX NEWS.
 
2013-04-24 04:46:53 PM

Elegy: justtray: Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.

[i.imgur.com image 300x202]


You sound like a radical atheist.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-24 04:49:12 PM

mark12A: mark12A: They are NOT the same.

TWNG: I'm sure that's a comfort to the dead victims of Christian violence.

WAAAAHHHHH! PEOPLE AREN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO MY PET PEEVE!

I prefer that we pay attention to the big problems before we obsess over the trivial.....


Yes, extremism is the big problem. The religions involved are irrelevant.
 
2013-04-24 04:50:10 PM

somedude210: rkiller1: somedude210: what ties to radical islam are there, exactly?

Ummm, perhaps the bombers were of the Islamic faith and acted radically?

One does not mean the other. Just because I'm buddhist and I do something radical, like light people on fire because I have a hankering for BBQ, doesn't make it due to radical Buddhism

Same applies here. Islam was a personal justification, maybe, but they didn't go out killing people because of "Jihad" or 72 virgins. The older brother got pissed that he was isolated in his adoptive country and snubbed for a chance at an olympic boxing match. This is no different than Columbine, but with less "flag wavin' americans" and guns.

/in other words, you're an idiot


You sound angry (and ignored).  Do try to have a good day.
 
2013-04-24 04:50:50 PM
I wonder why the 'Liberal Media' refuses to harp on the fact that 70% of assualt weapon armed perpetrators of multiple simultaneous homicides are White Christians...

Weird.
 
2013-04-24 04:51:56 PM
This whole thing made no sense. The Chechen cause is nationalist, not religious. The next time the Russians decide to roll into Chechnya, the US will turn a blind eye. These guys did their countrymen a grave disservice by attacking the enemy of their enemy.

So why did they do it? A) They're  a pair of dumb shiats without the wit to know which side their bread is buttered on and B) Chechens in general are nasty farks. They have a track record of attacking elementary schools and movie theaters. The "let's maim some runners" approach is consistent with a general desire to be as nasty and cruel as possible without regard to actually achieving a religious or political goal.
 
2013-04-24 04:53:20 PM

texanjeff: I wonder why the 'Liberal Media' refuses to harp on the fact that 70% of assualt weapon armed perpetrators of multiple simultaneous homicides are White Christians...

Weird.


no no no.  They're just individuals with mental problems.  Unilke those murderin' muslins hussein fartbama
 
2013-04-24 04:54:01 PM

clambam: This whole thing made no sense. The Chechen cause is nationalist, not religious. The next time the Russians decide to roll into Chechnya, the US will turn a blind eye. These guys did their countrymen a grave disservice by attacking the enemy of their enemy.

So why did they do it? A) They're  a pair of dumb shiats without the wit to know which side their bread is buttered on and B) Chechens in general are nasty farks. They have a track record of attacking elementary schools and movie theaters. The "let's maim some runners" approach is consistent with a general desire to be as nasty and cruel as possible without regard to actually achieving a religious or political goal.


C) Their goal wasn't related to being Chechen, Last I heard, it was the brother wanting to "defend" the warped, extreme version of Islam that got him kicked out of a mosque.

Basically, it was because they were both farking nuts.
 
2013-04-24 04:56:21 PM

rkiller1: You sound angry (and ignored).  Do try to have a good day.


farking coward, come back here and give me reasons why this is radical islam, aside from them being Muslim
 
2013-04-24 04:57:50 PM

texanjeff: I wonder why the 'Liberal Media' refuses to harp on the fact that 70% of assualt weapon armed perpetrators of multiple simultaneous homicides are White Christians...

Weird.


Probably because that's not accurate.
 
2013-04-24 04:58:18 PM

genner: Elegy: justtray: Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.

[i.imgur.com image 300x202]

You sound like a radical atheist.


[1.bp.blogspot.com image 243x400]


That's pretty funny. But, just for kicks, look up the Eastern Orthodox Church and how they flourished under Communism, especially during and after WWII. He did not persecute the religious clergy per say, but rather replaced those who would not fall in line and manipulate religion for the state's own ends.

At any rate, Stalin was an example of State as Religion.
 
2013-04-24 05:02:11 PM
Good farking grief. This is exactly the reason for David Sirota's article. Because the mouth-breathers are spewing their conformation bias and jizzing all over themselves in a pissing contest to see who can scream "Mooslim terrorists" the loudest.

To be fair, all cable news media and a good deal of social media did a horrible job with shaming and blaming the innocent. But now the same farking douchebags who think background checks for all gun sales are tyranny, and that Fartbongo was going to drone Real 'merikans are ready to throw out the Constitution, treat citizens as "enemy combatants", and hey... maybe those drones aren't so bad after all...amirite, Rand?

Let the pants-wetting and pearl-clutching begin.
 
2013-04-24 05:02:18 PM
For motivation, my money's on the wife (i.e. relationship troubles, not blaming her) being the root cause.  Considering all the pictures I saw of her wherein she was still wearing more traditional Muslim garb, she might have rejected him but not the religion, leading him to... do what he did.  Dumbass younger brother tagged along and as an MIT student probably only so he could do the bomb construction.

I just don't see the marathon being a target other than to hurt people.  Al Quaeda picked the WTC (twice) because it was a political statement, same with the Pentagon and White House.  The last thing I remember from Chechen rebels was the school that was taken over and the Russians took back with extreme force with many civilian losses, but they also were trying to make a political statement.  There really just wasn't a statement involved with this one, just damage done.  If I were a professional/single-time-suicidal-terrorist I would make my statement known and I would go after a specific group  e.g. people who worked at WTC, abortion clinics, a government building, military, etc. not some random come-as-they-may explosion like a marathon open to everyone and it's spectators.  There's just no message here.  And while we have some of the best trauma capabilities in the world at our major hospitals, killing only three while maiming dozens, seems intentional if you're building bombs for a crowded area.

Granted I haven't looked too much into the bombings of London and Madrid so maybe sometimes terrorist organizations just kill random strangers.

Again, ultimately, I think it was marital issues, the guy went nuts and took his kid brother with him.  His religion might have been his excuse but I don't think it was the reason.

/Could be very, very wrong, just speculation
//Not forgiving/trivializing the brother for compliance
///Analysis at least as good as most major news networks
 
2013-04-24 05:02:33 PM

somedude210: rkiller1: You sound angry (and ignored).  Do try to have a good day.

farking coward, come back here and give me reasons why this is radical islam, aside from them being Muslim


quoting just in case he actually ignored you.
 
2013-04-24 05:02:46 PM
Ruslan Tsarni had it right: they are losers who couldn't settle themselves.
 
2013-04-24 05:02:53 PM

hardinparamedic: genner: Elegy: justtray: Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.

[i.imgur.com image 300x202]

You sound like a radical atheist.


[1.bp.blogspot.com image 243x400]

That's pretty funny. But, just for kicks, look up the Eastern Orthodox Church and how they flourished under Communism, especially during and after WWII. He did not persecute the religious clergy per say, but rather replaced those who would not fall in line and manipulate religion for the state's own ends.

At any rate, Stalin was an example of State as Religion.


Right......even though he didn't believe in a god he wasn't "your kind" of atheist.
 
2013-04-24 05:03:09 PM
It's all over the CNN homepage. Which liberal media are we talking about?

It seemed to me that Misha had influence on Tamerlan," apparently encouraging him to give up boxing because it "is violent," Khozhgov told CNN's Wolf Blitzer."Tamerlan told me that he quit boxing and music because Misha was teaching that it's not good in Islam to do those things."
"Misha" taught Tsarnaev "things that would make Tamerlan go away from the people and go more into the religion," Khozhgov said, but "I didn't witness him making him radical."
 
2013-04-24 05:05:06 PM

somedude210: what ties to radical islam are there, exactly? The older brother got pissy and used religion as a means to an end. He didn't receive teachings from any jihadist imam, he didn't go out and proclaim that Allah's way is the only way. He was a very devote Muslim that did terrible things but one did not cause the other.

You've got a legitimate issue with his mental stability, that's good, we all have questions about his stability, but if you're going to blame radical Islam as reason for the bombings, than you're an idiot and don't actually care about the real reasons for it, you just want to kill brown people because they're different than you.

/assholes


Yeah, no ties at all...Besides them stating it was due to islam, they were disgusted with western culture and didn't get it, and the whole al quada published magazine they read to get the ideas of how to make the bombs, but besides all of that proof there was NO ties to radical islam..
 
2013-04-24 05:06:42 PM
FTFA:

Dan Gainor is the Boone Pickens Fellow and the Media Research Center's Vice President for Business and Culture

In other words, an incompetent boob.
 
2013-04-24 05:08:24 PM

cretinbob: mark12A: That's because the tie to radical Islam is tenuous at best, but the butthurt these guys seem to have felt because they didn't get things handed to them is palpable. They are closer to teabaggers than Al Qaeda.HORSESHIAT. The elder brother went to Russia and got indoctrinated by the radicals there to do this attack. The Russian government warned us he was trouble. This has NOTHING to do with the TEa Party. Nothing. Keep humping that chicken, dude.Right-wing Christian lunatics bomb abortion clinics/murder doctors/bomb the Olympics/shoot up 'liberal' churches: Well, they're just lone wolves, and we shouldn't jump to conclusions and LOOK A MUSLIM!Christian radical attacks are trivial in scope and frequency compared to the Muslim attacks worldwide that happen on a DAILY basis. I'm really getting tired of Farkers equating the two. They are NOT the same.

Westboro Baptist Church= All Christians


You do know that westboro has not blown anyone or anything up or killed anyone, right?
 
2013-04-24 05:08:34 PM
You notice that the first thing the Faux news/tea baggers always say is "it couldn't have been because of anything the U.S. did in another country. STOP BLAMING AMERICA!"

When I heard about the bombing, my first thought was that it could be someone whose innocent family was killed by a U.S. drone. Why is that so impossible? I know it's not what happened here, but in Faux news tea bagger land, it's impossible and to even suggest it means that you hate America.

Responsible news organizations are waiting for actual information that might explain why these two set off bombs at the marathon. Faux news is upset that everyone else isn't yelling about Islam. They are going to lose their minds if the one who is still alive says it had nothing to do with Islam. But of course that will be Obama covering it up for his Islamic controllers.
 
2013-04-24 05:12:21 PM
Religious rightwing terrorists are nasty and should be jailed for life.

/Religious
//Rightwing
///Terrorists
////And FoxNews
 
2013-04-24 05:16:20 PM
 Ok I'm cool with this. So long as we treat instances of "ChristoFacsist" terrorist equally.
I've just noticed that when it happens to be a christian carrying out an act of terrorism the right is very quick to point out that they not only do not represent christians but are, in fact, not christian because of their actions. Of course you put any other religion in the same situation and they instantly flip to the mirror opposite of that argument.

hypnozombie
 
2013-04-24 05:16:36 PM

Phins: When I heard about the bombing, my first thought was that it could be someone whose innocent family was killed by a U.S. drone. Why is that so impossible?


If a family member of mine dies from a drone attack back home in a country that borders Russia, I'm going to suspect Russia.

This is like finding out your grandmother was raped in Nanking 70 years ago and deciding it was probably a US Marine because of what goes on in Okinawa.
 
2013-04-24 05:17:49 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: In the week following the terror attack on the Boston Marathon, lefties and their media clones have been desperate to point out the attack had nothing to do with those two scary words. After all, journalists and pundits have had time to reflect on the bombing - from the safety of their posh offices and not Boston's crowded hospitals. The brothers were just poor and misunderstood. It can't be their fault.


Seriously.  Has ANYONE been reporting that?  Or is this just more Fox bullshiat completely made up out of whole cloth?


I watch leftie TV almost exclusively.  Nobody has been reporting that.

Or, YES.
 
2013-04-24 05:19:33 PM

ProdigalSigh: For motivation, my money's on the wife (i.e. relationship troubles, not blaming her) being the root cause.  Considering all the pictures I saw of her wherein she was still wearing more traditional Muslim garb, she might have rejected him but not the religion, leading him to... do what he did.  Dumbass younger brother tagged along and as an MIT student probably only so he could do the bomb construction.


first off, younger brother was a Umass Dartmouth student (my alma mater), secondly the older brother was a very good boxer from what's been said (3 time gold glove winner) and wanted to compete in the olympics. It's not out of the realm of possibility that this was a symbolic attack to him for being snubbed for that chance at the olympics. Why else bomb the finish line and not the start? Why else would you bomb something that most of these people have been training for for years? Dude had inferiority issues.

atomicmask: Yeah, no ties at all...Besides them stating it was due to islam, they were disgusted with western culture and didn't get it, and the whole al quada published magazine they read to get the ideas of how to make the bombs, but besides all of that proof there was NO ties to radical islam..


The older brother had very much been isolated before getting heavily into Islam. He despised our celebrating of material gluttony. He also had no friends and was snubbed a chance to compete on the world stage to represent America at the Olympics. Now, if you have no friends, no more connection to a place, your dreams all dashed, you'd feel pretty on edge, would you not? The guy was completely isolated. The motives for the attack, the symbolism, it was all a big "fark you" to the people that wronged him. Islam can be used as a reason after the fact, but there's nothing that has him proclaiming that Allah is great and he dies for Allah. He did this because he's a lonely motherfarker with a wife and kid and nothing else.

His baby brother got in on it because he supported his brother, but he was as lapse a Muslim as you could find. Both partied hard, the younger one was a massive stoner. There is more actual evidence pointing to the motives being based in the older brother's increasing sense of isolation and persecution.

but hey, let's rachet up the persecution of a religion and people you don't understand. It's not like it'll bite you in the ass later, right?

/oh and the bomb making article? yeah, white supremacists cite it as a resource to make bombs too.
//what was your point again?
 
2013-04-24 05:19:47 PM

insano: If you're going to write a douchey Fox news opinion article, please do not invoke the words of George Carlin. He was a far better person than you and would be turning in his grave. Quote Reagan, Ayn Rand, Larry the cable guy, or some other fox prophet but not Carlin.


Thank you for saying that, faith in fark has increased.
 
2013-04-24 05:20:10 PM

aspAddict: Then there was the article that stated they let the driver go


I am currently sitting next to three naturalized citizens. Two from Taiwan, one from Thailand. One of them has an accent that is almost impenetrable. But she is still a citizen.

How would the bomber know that the Chinese guy in the SUV wasn't American?


aspAddict: Also, it's not that much of a leap to tie these guys to "radical Islam"


They weren't dressed in proper Islamic clothing.
They didn't have the proper facial hair.
They alegedly drank alcohol and ignored several other basic prohibitions of their faith.

They weren't fundamentalist or radical.
What they were was angry.

They perceived that their self-identifed "community" was, rightly or wrongly, under attack by the "other", and they wanted to inflict damage on the "other" for revenge.

It's a basic, common motivation for humans, and one that the US has consistently reacted with shock to when we experience blowback from it.

The attempted underwear bomber:

"I had an agreement with at least one person to attack the United States in retaliation for US support of Israel and in retaliation of the killing of innocent and civilian Muslim populations in Palestine, especially in the blockade of Gaza, and in retaliation for the killing of innocent and civilian Muslim populations in Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan and beyond, most of them women, children, and noncombatants."

 
2013-04-24 05:20:12 PM

busy chillin': somedude210: rkiller1: You sound angry (and ignored).  Do try to have a good day.

farking coward, come back here and give me reasons why this is radical islam, aside from them being Muslim

quoting just in case he actually ignored you.


I've been ignored for worse.
 
2013-04-24 05:20:53 PM

atomicmask: cretinbob: mark12A: That's because the tie to radical Islam is tenuous at best, but the butthurt these guys seem to have felt because they didn't get things handed to them is palpable. They are closer to teabaggers than Al Qaeda.HORSESHIAT. The elder brother went to Russia and got indoctrinated by the radicals there to do this attack. The Russian government warned us he was trouble. This has NOTHING to do with the TEa Party. Nothing. Keep humping that chicken, dude.Right-wing Christian lunatics bomb abortion clinics/murder doctors/bomb the Olympics/shoot up 'liberal' churches: Well, they're just lone wolves, and we shouldn't jump to conclusions and LOOK A MUSLIM!Christian radical attacks are trivial in scope and frequency compared to the Muslim attacks worldwide that happen on a DAILY basis. I'm really getting tired of Farkers equating the two. They are NOT the same.

Westboro Baptist Church= All Christians

You do know that westboro has not blown anyone or anything up or killed anyone, right?


True. But Eric Rudolph did.

So using your standards:

Eric Rudolph = All Christians

Or are you willing to admit that there are decent muslims out there like there are decent christians, decent jews, etc.
 
2013-04-24 05:21:26 PM
Phins: When I heard about the bombing, my first thought was that it could be someone whose innocent family was killed by a U.S. drone. Why is that so impossible?

vygramul: If a family member of mine dies from a drone attack back home in a country that borders Russia, I'm going to suspect Russia.
This is like finding out your grandmother was raped in Nanking 70 years ago and deciding it was probably a US Marine because of what goes on in Okinawa.


I thought that before we knew they were Russian, when we had no idea who did it. I thought maybe it's somebody upset about a U.S. drone hitting his village/family and wanted to say "this is what it's like" to people in the U.S.
 
2013-04-24 05:21:54 PM

Phins: When I heard about the bombing, my first thought was that it could be someone whose innocent family was killed by a U.S. drone.


Really, that was your first thought? Sounds like you're looking for an excuse to make a connection.
 
2013-04-24 05:23:23 PM
Yes, extremism is the big problem.

No, Muslim Extremism is the big problem. Christian extremism is the small problem.

The Westboro tards are not shooting and bombing all over the world. The Muslims are. Every. Single. Day.
 
2013-04-24 05:23:46 PM
i37.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-24 05:24:04 PM

rkiller1: somedude210: rkiller1: somedude210: what ties to radical islam are there, exactly?

Ummm, perhaps the bombers were of the Islamic faith and acted radically?

One does not mean the other. Just because I'm buddhist and I do something radical, like light people on fire because I have a hankering for BBQ, doesn't make it due to radical Buddhism

Same applies here. Islam was a personal justification, maybe, but they didn't go out killing people because of "Jihad" or 72 virgins. The older brother got pissed that he was isolated in his adoptive country and snubbed for a chance at an olympic boxing match. This is no different than Columbine, but with less "flag wavin' americans" and guns.

/in other words, you're an idiot

You sound angry (and ignored).  Do try to have a good day.


Holy crap. You're the whinest little princess I've seen in a long time.
 
2013-04-24 05:24:52 PM

atomicmask: You do know that westboro has not blown anyone or anything up or killed anyone, right?


I was wondering when you'd show up, oh champion of genocide against Arabs and people of Islamic faith.
 
2013-04-24 05:26:14 PM

Phins: Phins: When I heard about the bombing, my first thought was that it could be someone whose innocent family was killed by a U.S. drone. Why is that so impossible?

vygramul: If a family member of mine dies from a drone attack back home in a country that borders Russia, I'm going to suspect Russia.
This is like finding out your grandmother was raped in Nanking 70 years ago and deciding it was probably a US Marine because of what goes on in Okinawa.

I thought that before we knew they were Russian, when we had no idea who did it. I thought maybe it's somebody upset about a U.S. drone hitting his village/family and wanted to say "this is what it's like" to people in the U.S.


Ah, good point. Not unreasonable, I guess, although I really gotta wonder how someone knows they got hit by a drone as opposed to some other platform.
 
2013-04-24 05:28:16 PM

hardinparamedic: genner: Elegy: justtray: Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.

[i.imgur.com image 300x202]

You sound like a radical atheist.


[1.bp.blogspot.com image 243x400]

That's pretty funny. But, just for kicks, look up the Eastern Orthodox Church and how they flourished under Communism, especially during and after WWII. He did not persecute the religious clergy per say, but rather replaced those who would not fall in line and manipulate religion for the state's own ends.

At any rate, Stalin was an example of State as Religion.


You can't have it both ways. Marx clearly stated that religion was the "opiate of the people" in his political philosophy on which Stalin and Mao based the most extreme genocides in the history of the planet. The causes of terrorism and other social ills lie within the disturbed psyches of Homo sapiens and religious or political conflict is merely a symptom of that.
 
2013-04-24 05:30:14 PM

scott88008: hardinparamedic: genner: Elegy: justtray: Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.

[i.imgur.com image 300x202]

You sound like a radical atheist.


[1.bp.blogspot.com image 243x400]

That's pretty funny. But, just for kicks, look up the Eastern Orthodox Church and how they flourished under Communism, especially during and after WWII. He did not persecute the religious clergy per say, but rather replaced those who would not fall in line and manipulate religion for the state's own ends.

At any rate, Stalin was an example of State as Religion.

You can't have it both ways. Marx clearly stated that religion was the "opiate of the people" in his political philosophy on which Stalin and Mao based the most extreme genocides in the history of the planet. The causes of terrorism and other social ills lie within the disturbed psyches of Homo sapiens and religious or political conflict is merely a symptom of that.


Yeah, the idea that Communism was just state replacing religion is a severe misunderstanding of Marx.
 
2013-04-24 05:30:29 PM

fireclown: [static01.mediaite.com image 300x197]
To be fair, CNN has kind of floated the idea as well.


It wasn't just CNN...but don't get in the way of the farkhate of Fox, global warming nonbelievers or Trayvon Martin's killer.

I can't believe one of the earlier posters compared the T-bros to the TEA party in one of the Boobiess.  Again, it don't recall a single act of violence at a TEA Party rally or convention.
 
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