Muslims are NOT the problem

There. I said it. the truth is muslims are not the problem. A radicalized tiny minority of the muslim faith are. And the same can be said for every religion, including juedaism and christianity.

And I can’t hold the entirety, of any faith, responsible for the actions and twisted interpretations of their faith of any religion.

But the sad truth is- that throughout mans history radicalized elements of various religions have gained a degree of power, and committed atrocities in the name of their religion.

And all too often the mainstream of the religion- whether christion, jewish, muslim etc has been too unwillingly, or too afraid- to not only speak up, but to deal with their own.

I don’t follow any religion, other then science. But I am a deist. I do believe in something- but I don’t believe any of the attempts by man to quantify it have been accurate. And I will tolerate a lot when it applies to your own believers. But when you kill americans because of your beliefs, when you kill abortion doctors because of your beliefs, when you bomb the USS liberty because of your beliefs, when you violently persecute palestinians because of your beliefs, when you subjugate women or blacks because of your beliefs- I have issues- and rightly so.

But the reality is the vast majority of muslins are not the problem. While christianity may be the dominant religion, on a 1:1 comparison- they are actually a minority when all religions are considered.

It is time to stop trying to enforce the christian religion on the rest of the world. I remember a friend in the clergy sent to the jungles of south america. And in his christian belief- those that did not know of jesus where sent to purgatory at worse. But those that knew of him- but did not accept him- where sent to hell. And he struggled mightily- by introducing the concept of jesus to these people, who had no concept of this their entire life, was he condemning them to hell?


About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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3 Responses to Muslims are NOT the problem

  1. drrik says:

    There ARE radical militant Christians and Jews. Probably dozens. Not really on the radar of any country in the world as a threat that has to be screened for. And not turning out in rallies of thousands or 10s of thousands to hear their religious leaders or the leaders of their countries exort the killing of folks of other faiths. And we DO lock ’em up as dangerous nut-jobs as rapidly as we find them. Not screening particularly for them since it seems that their numbers are so infintesimally small.

    Unlike the radical Muslims where there are so many that most countries in the civilized world do intensive screening to try to catch them.

    Guesss the Muslims do a much better job of recruiting and maintaining their radical base. Only 1.2 billion Muslims in the world and the number of radical ones, the ones that would have me dead just as much as they advocate the death of those that promotte the more liberal lifestyle of drugs, or promiscuity or social justice varies between the muslim leaders self professed 1% and the fearful who say that it around 13%. Lets call it an average 7% or 91 million. Now it is unrealistic to expect that all of those would be actually willing to perform a terrorist act. Maybe another 7%. Down to 6,370,000 people. And if most of those are ineffective or inefffectual, that leaves 445,900 effective jihadi terorists who have the abiility running around looking for folks to kill. And if we knock it down to another 7% that are not only radical, inclined, and skilled, but can also put together all of the connections to make it happen, that’s 31,000 folks ready willing and able to seek out and murder and blow up other folks. Not a bad sized army.

    The radical militant Christians( and we’re not talking about the blue-hair Jiimmy Swagart evangelicals) and Jews can’t come any where NEAR that.

    • Let us not foget islam is a newer religion then christianity. At the same time in its history what did we see? The crusades maybe. centuries of persecution by christians? Let us not forget the hatred, intolerance, persecution and brutal violence waged by christians over the centuries- and it’s impact on distrust, fear, and hatered among other faiths.

      And assuming your own numbers- that leaves 93% of muslims who are NOT extremists- and want nothing more then to be allowed to live by their own beliefs- just as christians and jews desire.

  2. drrik says:

    So in another 500 years they’ll be fine. Of note, that pesky minority is busy actually killing Christians and Jew for being Christians and Jews NOW.

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