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Whenever Any Form of Government Becomes Destructive To These Ends,
It Is The Right of the People to Alter Or To Abolish It,
And To Institute New Government

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Monday, February 01, 2016

Maher: The More You Know About Islam, The More Afraid Of It You Are, Intolerant Christians ‘Really Aren’t a Problem’


From Breitbart:
HBO host Bill Maher argued that it isn’t true that people wouldn’t be as afraid of Islam if they knew more about it, “Actually, it’s the reverse” and that he wished liberals would “have the same enthusiasm for intolerance elsewhere in the world as they do for Christians here at home, who really aren’t a problem, because they don’t get really get their way” on Friday’s “Real Time.” 
Maher, after referencing the covering up of nude statues in Italy during a visit by Iran’s president said, “I think people are mixing up two things, tolerance and capitulation.” He added, “It’s one thing to be tolerant of another culture, but this is our culture. You know, Christianity did have a problem with t*tties like in 1300, but we got over it. So, we shouldn’t change our culture to a more backward culture, should we?” 
Talk radio host Thom Hartmann countered by citing the Justice Department putting curtains in front of a nude statue during John Ashcroft’s tenure as Attorney General and saying, “This is not a Muslim problem. This is a fundamentalist problem. Maher objected, “Except when it happened in this country, the liberals laughed at him, and they opposed him. I wish they would have the same enthusiasm for intolerance elsewhere in the world as they do for Christians here at home, who really aren’t a problem, because they don’t get really get their way. It’s laughable.” 
Hartmann then said, “Except that he covered that for four years.” Maher responded, “But nobody thought it was realistic.” Hartmann maintained that “a lot of Republicans” did. Former Congressman Trey Radel (R-FL) later wondered, “What about if we go, the next time we show up, an entourage to Iran, are they going to be — I want them decked out in muscle t-shirts, with those ’80s shorts with the American flag all over them. Are they going to do that for us? No.” 
Maher added, “I think liberals have to stop insisting that the world is the way they want to it be instead of the way it is.” 
He then pointed to folk singer James Twyman’s efforts to do a concert in ISIS-controlled territory to hopefully stop ISIS’ violence. Maher then argued, “[Y]ou cannot just insist that the reality that you think about in your head is the reality that exists in the world. After the San Bernardino attacks, we were off the next week, but I heard all over TV, this — everybody was saying, ‘If only Americans knew more about Islam, they wouldn’t be so afraid.’ Actually, it’s the reverse.” 
Hartmann then pointed to moderate Islamic groups on the ground. 
Maher responded, “We have to be on their side, not on the people who say ‘Islamophobe,’ who just help the enablers.” 
Hartmann later stated, “I think back to all the years that I’ve been debating right-wingers who have been like, ‘Immigrants have to learn English first!’ And, you know, it actually makes a certain amount of sense. … It seems like the first step in any country, including in the United States, and we’re starting to do this now in our public schools, but we need to do it more extensively, is to bring — when people come in from another culture to, say ‘You know, your culture’s fine, but here’s our culture.'” 
Maher responded, “Well, it isn’t fine, and I just hope that the civics guidebook in Sweden is more persuasive than the Koran, but I doubt it is.”
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7 Comments:

Anonymous Nicoenarg said...

Problem with atheists like Maher is they say the right things on Islam but they present no alternative. It doesn't matter how illogical it is but belief in SOMETHING is always going to win against belief in NOTHING.

What we face in the West is precisely because the culture perpetuated by Maher where they attacked and shamed the public into, at least publicly, believing in NOTHING. And now that void is being filled by idiots on the left trying to accept SOMETHING, ANYTHING that is not Christianity which is what they railed against before.

Sad part is that any alternative other than Judeo Christian culture is a horrible alternative.

Monday, February 01, 2016 5:57:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I agree. But try getting people to understand that even Buddhism produces horrific culture.

People are not prepared to accept the intellectual argument.

Monday, February 01, 2016 8:41:00 pm  
Anonymous Nicoenarg said...

Tibet shows Buddhism's true colors so does most of China. But I agree with you, people aren't ready.

Monday, February 01, 2016 9:09:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Here's my opinion:

The key word in Buddhism is ACCEPTANCE.

And indeed, Asian nations have accepted whatever shit sandwich their government has delivered to them for centuries now.

Monday, February 01, 2016 9:41:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

How's that for an intellectual argument.

Monday, February 01, 2016 9:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Nicoenarg said...

Yes that acceptance is what also produces the culture of utter reverence for the guru or in modern society, authority figure. Which AT TIMES (not always) reduces those not in authority into willing slaves (Tibet, China, NK for example).

Here's my take on it though, I don't see Buddhists going on murdering rampages against those who don't agree with them so it doesn't really affect me personally what they do in their own culture. As long as they're not pushing their crap on me and where I live and aren't busy killing innocent people around the world, I'm fine.

Monday, February 01, 2016 10:50:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Well, that's a good argument for why they are not as dangerous as those who believe in Mohammed.

However, they are a danger to themselves. Millions of people under their system live lives which can barely be called lives, considering they have little choice in what happens to them.

It's a kind of Psycho-Spiritual Holocaust.

But hey, it's a quiet destruction.

Monday, February 01, 2016 10:55:00 pm  

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