5th June 2013

“The reason Europeans often associate Islam with violence is that Islam is often associated with violence.”

Douglas Murray

9 Responses to “5th June 2013”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    Ha! I love a pithy tautology! Especially a true one.

  2. Ex Patriot Says:

    The reason isalm is associated with violence is because the terrorists that kill people use it as an excuse for doing so

  3. jhm Says:

    The reason many muslims associate Christianity with militant hegemony is that Western countries which have historically employed overt an covert military action in their countries to support colonialism and resource acquisition have been Christian.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    How about keeping it simple: The reason rational people often associate religion with violence is that religion is often associated with violence.

    God is always making some relgious nut bag do it.

  5. Jeff Says:

    Sinjin,

    Bruce Springsteen’s version of “John Henry” just came up in the shop’s soundtrack (from the “Seeger Sessions” album). Rarely have I seen a comment that would contend with the steel drivin’ man for hitting it on the head. You’ve done it.

  6. Jeff Says:

    If laughter is what humans do when something hurts too much to cry, then the primary reason for religious violence was hit just as squarely by Voltaire many years ago when he said:

    “God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”

    When it hurts too much to cry, and laughter isn’t an option, violence will surely break out sooner or later…

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    If I can return the compliment Jeff your violence in lieu of tears and laughs sentence is a psychology and sociology course in one sentence.

    How does it go? “Brevity is the soul of wit”

  8. R J Says:

    TO SIN AND JEFF
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    way to go boys !! islam and the muslims have earned every

    EVERY scathing criticism they get. let’s not forget the RCC

    and Francis, the talking pope.

  9. Jeff Says:

    I can’t take credit, except for the synthesis of the last sentence fragment. The first part is an observation by our old, lamented friend, Mr. Heinlein, and the quote is obviously Voltaire’s work. Just an observation, that’s all.