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(Express Tribune (Pakistan))   It's a hard time to be a Christian in Syria. Okay, it's a hard time to be an anything in Syria   (tribune.com.pk) divider line 31
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2013-09-06 09:41:49 AM
We've seen Christians- and other minorities- attacked in Iraq and Egypt as well as Palestine. Syria was one of the last places in the middle east where Christians were a protected minority.

One fear is that if Muslim extremists take over Syria that the Christians will leave or be killed, along with the Alawites, Druze and other minorities.
 
2013-09-06 10:11:32 AM
I don't know, I'm pretty sure the vultures are having the time of their life in Syria right now.
 
2013-09-06 10:15:45 AM
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Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.
 
2013-09-06 10:22:17 AM

indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]


Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.


How about we round them all up, and put them in camps so you can gas them, how does that sound?
 
2013-09-06 10:24:52 AM

devildog123: indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]


Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.

How about we round them all up, and put them in camps so you can gas them, how does that sound?


How would it sound when someone suggests we do it to you? Intolerant cockbag!
 
2013-09-06 10:25:32 AM

devildog123: indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]


Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.

How about we round them all up, and put them in camps so you can gas them, how does that sound?


Wait, was that sarcasm? I'm sorry if it was. Hard to tell here.
 
2013-09-06 10:26:12 AM
I need coffee. I'll go away now.
 
2013-09-06 10:26:55 AM

indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]


Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.


Well in America, religious people outnumber atheists by quite a large margin.

More likely, believers will round up atheists in this country.
 
2013-09-06 10:27:55 AM

devildog123: indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]


Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.

How about we round them all up, and put them in camps so you can gas them, how does that sound?


Like a solution? Finally...

thespindrifter: devildog123: indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]


Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.

How about we round them all up, and put them in camps so you can gas them, how does that sound?

How would it sound when someone suggests we do it to you? Intolerant cockbag!


moisttowelettemuseum.com


Here you go. Now you can wipe that sand out your vagina.
 
2013-09-06 10:54:50 AM
I am having a hard time reading TFA. After a couple times through it looks to me like they aren't targeting Christians specifically, but a Christian town is right in the war zone. The combatants are doing what they can to keep the fighting away from the churches and significant religious Christian sites. Of course, these are Orthodox Christians and they have always seemed a little scary to US Christians. Having a preacher with long hair, ZZ Top beard, wearing a dress and square hat just can't be the way to Jebus, even if the Orthodox take it upon themselves to be the main protectors of the history of Jesus. If they would only start listening to Christian Rock, maybe their US brothers would care and have a bake sale. Until then, TFA's will downplay the Orthodox and spin the Christian angle for all it's worth.
 
2013-09-06 11:00:28 AM
Those poor widdle religionists, being persecuted for their chosen religions.
 
2013-09-06 11:37:31 AM
Looks like someone doesn't know the difference between concealment and cover.
 
2013-09-06 11:56:23 AM

Ficoce: I am having a hard time reading TFA. After a couple times through it looks to me like they aren't targeting Christians specifically, but a Christian town is right in the war zone. The combatants are doing what they can to keep the fighting away from the churches and significant religious Christian sites. Of course, these are Orthodox Christians and they have always seemed a little scary to US Christians. Having a preacher with long hair, ZZ Top beard, wearing a dress and square hat just can't be the way to Jebus, even if the Orthodox take it upon themselves to be the main protectors of the history of Jesus. If they would only start listening to Christian Rock, maybe their US brothers would care and have a bake sale. Until then, TFA's will downplay the Orthodox and spin the Christian angle for all it's worth.


It makes as much sense as lumping all teh muslins together, but how else to enflame the thumpers into wanting to jump into the fight?
 
2013-09-06 12:09:26 PM

dionysusaur: Ficoce: I am having a hard time reading TFA. After a couple times through it looks to me like they aren't targeting Christians specifically, but a Christian town is right in the war zone. The combatants are doing what they can to keep the fighting away from the churches and significant religious Christian sites. Of course, these are Orthodox Christians and they have always seemed a little scary to US Christians. Having a preacher with long hair, ZZ Top beard, wearing a dress and square hat just can't be the way to Jebus, even if the Orthodox take it upon themselves to be the main protectors of the history of Jesus. If they would only start listening to Christian Rock, maybe their US brothers would care and have a bake sale. Until then, TFA's will downplay the Orthodox and spin the Christian angle for all it's worth.

It makes as much sense as lumping all teh muslins together, but how else to enflame the thumpers into wanting to jump into the fight?


Tell them the whole middle east is godless and rich people will pay for the attack.
 
2013-09-06 12:12:34 PM
Just breathing can get you killed.
 
2013-09-06 12:12:57 PM

Prophet of Loss: indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]

Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.

Well in America, religious people outnumber atheists by quite a large margin.

More likely, believers will round up atheists in this country.


Except for the fact that they (the average religious Americans) sort of came up with this wacky idea of religious freedom.  Maybe it would be a good idea for everyone to at least try it sometime.  Yes we could all vote and the atheists could be rounded up and shipped away... however that wouldn't and hasn't happen in this country because those same Christians find that idea morally repulsive.  It is obvious that some other groups wouldn't behave the same, if the tables were turned.
 
2013-09-06 12:31:12 PM
Yay, Fark religion hate thread.
 
2013-09-06 12:57:10 PM

Wook: Yay, Fark religion hate thread.


Galatians 1:6-10

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel- not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.


Quran (3:151)

Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority.

Book of Enoch -

And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation,
But on you all shall abide a curse.
But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
And they shall inherit the earth.


/Religious hate isn't an oxymoran.
 
2013-09-06 12:59:45 PM

Ficoce: I am having a hard time reading TFA. After a couple times through it looks to me like they aren't targeting Christians specifically, but a Christian town is right in the war zone. The combatants are doing what they can to keep the fighting away from the churches and significant religious Christian sites. Of course, these are Orthodox Christians and they have always seemed a little scary to US Christians. Having a preacher with long hair, ZZ Top beard, wearing a dress and square hat just can't be the way to Jebus, even if the Orthodox take it upon themselves to be the main protectors of the history of Jesus. If they would only start listening to Christian Rock, maybe their US brothers would care and have a bake sale. Until then, TFA's will downplay the Orthodox and spin the Christian angle for all it's worth.


I have two friends from different towns in Syria. I met them at French language courses here in Quebec, Both are Baptists.
 
2013-09-06 01:34:46 PM
Why would your friends go to Quebec to learn French? Just curious. Syria's second language is French and France isn't that far away. More Baptists in Quebec?
 
2013-09-06 01:43:13 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Those poor widdle religionists, being persecuted for their chosen religions.


According to other reports, it includes lobbing shells at nuns who take care of orphans.  Are you really a big enough d-bag to wave your hate flag over this?
 
2013-09-06 02:00:07 PM

Ficoce: Wook: Yay, Fark religion hate thread.

Galatians 1:6-10

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel- not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.


Quran (3:151)

Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority.

Book of Enoch -

And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation,
But on you all shall abide a curse.
But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
And they shall inherit the earth.


/Religious hate isn't an oxymoran.


That's funny, every church service I've ever attended denounces violence and teaches embracing peace, compassion forgiveness and understanding.  Then again, there are those that cherry pick writings made over two thousand years ago and apply it like a blanket in order to neatly (albeit falsely) characterize entire groups of people.
 
2013-09-06 02:01:55 PM

MonoChango: Prophet of Loss: indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]

Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.

Well in America, religious people outnumber atheists by quite a large margin.

More likely, believers will round up atheists in this country.

Except for the fact that they (the average religious Americans) sort of came up with this wacky idea of religious freedom.  Maybe it would be a good idea for everyone to at least try it sometime.  Yes we could all vote and the atheists could be rounded up and shipped away... however that wouldn't and hasn't happen in this country because those same Christians find that idea morally repulsive.  It is obvious that some other groups wouldn't behave the same, if the tables were turned.


Good luck with that. That paper those "freedoms" are written on doesn't mean much these days.
 
2013-09-06 02:24:59 PM

Prophet of Loss: MonoChango: Prophet of Loss: indarwinsshadow: [images.sodahead.com image 350x254]

Less of them (religious nut bags) = A Good thing.

Well in America, religious people outnumber atheists by quite a large margin.

More likely, believers will round up atheists in this country.

Except for the fact that they (the average religious Americans) sort of came up with this wacky idea of religious freedom.  Maybe it would be a good idea for everyone to at least try it sometime.  Yes we could all vote and the atheists could be rounded up and shipped away... however that wouldn't and hasn't happen in this country because those same Christians find that idea morally repulsive.  It is obvious that some other groups wouldn't behave the same, if the tables were turned.

Good luck with that. That paper those "freedoms" are written on doesn't mean much these days.


That, of course, being the reason that all non-Christians were round up and forced to go to church last Sunday.
 
2013-09-06 02:55:21 PM

Ficoce: Why would your friends go to Quebec to learn French? Just curious. Syria's second language is French and France isn't that far away. More Baptists in Quebec?


Some immigrants get paid to attend 'Francisation' courses. Don't know why they didn't go to France.  Both speak excellent English, as well. Maybe it's easier to get into Canada without a long wait. As for Baptists here, I've met many more than I expected. As soon as they know I'm from KY, they tell me they're Baptist. Then I tell them I'm gay married, just for the lulz.
 
2013-09-06 02:59:53 PM
Atheism is a Religion.
 
2013-09-06 03:02:39 PM

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.


Too little too late, buddy.  I'm a big fan of your work, but I doubt there's enough life left in this thread to light that fire.  There's still some action up in the Pat Robertson thread; you should get some stellar hits there.
 
2013-09-06 03:25:45 PM

Prophet of Loss: Good luck with that. That paper those "freedoms" are written on doesn't mean much these days.


I've noticed that.  Sadly when the left and the right start carving out the parts they don't like, we are left with nothing.   Oh well it was a good few hundred year run.
 
2013-09-06 03:40:02 PM

Wook: Ficoce: Wook: Yay, Fark religion hate thread.

Galatians 1:6-10

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel- not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.


Quran (3:151)

Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority.

Book of Enoch -

And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation,
But on you all shall abide a curse.
But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
And they shall inherit the earth.


/Religious hate isn't an oxymoran.

That's funny, every church service I've ever attended denounces violence and teaches embracing peace, compassion forgiveness and understanding.  Then again, there are those that cherry pick writings made over two thousand years ago and apply it like a blanket in order to neatly (albeit falsely) characterize entire groups of people.


Religious preference is still printed on every US military ID tag. Peaceful warrior is an oxymoran. The response of military action of Christians being attacked and children gassed in Syria really should be met with compassionate understanding by those of all faiths, yet propaganda to the contrary is still trying to be used effectively. I imagine it will continue to be used - saying right handed people are being killed doesn't bring up the same emotional response that religion does, but it should. Quoting verse was an easy way for me to troll and bring out an emotional response from you - it shouldn't have. Take care.

/hating the sin, but not the sinner
//still hate
 
2013-09-06 03:44:33 PM

Molavian: Looks like someone doesn't know the difference between concealment and cover.


The way his barrel is sticking out I would say he knows neither.
 
2013-09-06 03:46:41 PM

wellreadneck: Ficoce: Why would your friends go to Quebec to learn French? Just curious. Syria's second language is French and France isn't that far away. More Baptists in Quebec?

Some immigrants get paid to attend 'Francisation' courses. Don't know why they didn't go to France.  Both speak excellent English, as well. Maybe it's easier to get into Canada without a long wait. As for Baptists here, I've met many more than I expected. As soon as they know I'm from KY, they tell me they're Baptist. Then I tell them I'm gay married, just for the lulz.


Lol! Makes sense. The French course was probably an easy A for them.
 
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