Those who embrace the literalist, monolithic view & tradition of Islamic law are exactly what the USA and Europe have put all their resources into empower into power and government, in order to meet their own inhumane and selfish agenda's. The Islam that for examples Iranians lived in the 1950's to 70's during the era of the late shah, was in no way similar to the Islamic monster the west loves & imposes by force where necessary with much effort out of the wests own immorality and unlawful system of government, known as a democratic regime. Read more
Are you talking about yourself?
Reza Pahlavi is the most popular political figure among all Iranians inside and outside the country.
He also apologized to the physics community for allowing his religious thinking/beliefs to interfere with scientific reasoning...allowing the religious esoteric to get the best of him, cluttering his mind. Due to the fact that he had artificially created a "constant" that would have proven a non-expanding, constant Universe. Whereas in reality Universe has been expanding at a phenomenon speed. Read more
Don't evade the important issue in here; how would you treat ISIS? Like a bunch of snakes? Or giving them the "Voltairian" treatment?
I feel sorry for all fools, religious or non religious.
I also pity the fool!
You feel sorry for me and ALL OTHER Muslims? I am don't know if you mean you feel sorry for me AS a Muslim and the others like me, or you feel sorry for me the non-Muslim, God believer and other people who are Muslims? Can you be more specific.
I need to know if I should accept your pity as a Muslim or a Deist. XD Read more
Here you go again projecting your repressed violent feeling unto others.
Just a few posts before before I wrote in clear English I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AND ALL OTHER MUSLIMS.
How could I "hate" this supposed "God" of yours, since it doesn't exist.
Voltaire that you supposedly "love" so much has no limitations on Free Speech, not only for him Free Speech is limitless he's also willing to give his life away just to let his opponent have his word. This is what he says:
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
Again either you're extremely confused about what Voltaire was all about or lying or both.
ACLU in this country defended the rights of Nazis to have free speech, and free people also utilized their right to free speech in "welcoming" them.
ISIS calls itself Muslims and has asked all murderers and crooks in the world to join them for a Caliphate, I doubt you'll treat ISIS "Muslims" any different than a bunch of snakes? Just for the sake of record please enlighten all of us by stating how would you treat ISIS, like a bunch of snakes or giving them the "Voltairian" treatment? Read more
The winner is actually not bad. I was expecting worst. But these people don't actually know that the ban on depicting Mohammed NEVER came from Mohammed himself therefore Mohammed most likely would not give a sh!t about the winning picture.
I wonder if my Mohammad depiction would have won any awards. 2nd place maybe.XD
You clearly hate religion and God, and hate Muslims three times as much as the previous two, so I do know the limits of any discussions we may be having right now.XD
You say I post a news item about the incident in Texas last night without a word as to the substance of the matter, BUT I am pretty sure the headline took care of that.
"2 Killed in Texas After Firing on Anti-Islam Group’s Event"
I would have gladly summarized the details of the news in the comment section, but I figured that is why there was a link to the news story itself so the fine, intelligent, literate readers of Iranian.com could read the details for themselves. But that's just me. I will do better next time.
Of course the fine people have Texas have THE right to have an events about cartoons on Mohamed. I am a believer in the right to offend, AS long as you are willing to be offended yourself. But I also believe our right to offend should have limits. You have a right to free speech, but don't use it to incite hatred. after the Charlie Hebbo I took creative license and depicted Mohammed myself in a tongue and cheek way. But if you take freedom to speak your mind and use it, not with the intention of expression a view, but with the sole intent of demeaning, demonizing a group of people, then you are dangerous.
Very often those cartoons are not just depictions of Mohammed, but a call to hate. A call to hate Muslims. A call to hate Islam.
Hitler had freedom of speech, but he took his dislike of Jews from criticism to demonization. Although I would support Hitler's freedom to free speech, I could NEVER support his desire for freedom to demonize others.
So these gunmen took a weapon to this event where people where in the process of demonizing their faith and their prophet. I don't support their use of violence as a way to battle vile speech either.
Those artificially generated animosities/hatreds have been responsible for generating extreme wealth for a small group of people. They are benefiting from this bloody, but lucrative business of being merchants of death. Read more
Another GREAT post. Thanks!
He is a lost cause. An individual that no one listens to, nor cares about...He is a total waste of precious time...and has degenerated into a real cartoon figure, who gets bored, doing NOTHING, from time to time. A man that has been sitting on a heap of embezzled money, the money that belongs to Iran and Iranians. Making meaningless, ineffectual gestures and statements that go nowhere. Read more
You're not religious but chained in the prison house of religious mode of thought.
You're not an Iranians but a defender of regime in Iran.
You claim to be reasonable yet keep insisting on most irrational explanations in the world.
You post a news item about the incident in Texas last night without a word as to the substance of the matter.
Do Texans do have the right to have an event about cartoons on Mohamed?
If that event comes under armed attack should the attackers be condemned?
Do Muslims who claim to support free speech also support the right of artists to depict satirical images of their prophet?
You don't say a word about any of these crucial questions which leads me to think either you're extremely confused or extremely dishonest and dubious with your claims, or both.
But I am NOT religious. You can't be religious without "religion." XD
But this was never about me was it?
What does Einstein being or not being a socialist has to do with his belief in God? Whatever his politics may have been, he was very clear that he believed in God and what the nature of that belief in God meant to him. Latin America is littered with socialist priests. Pope Francis could be seen to be a socialist, but I doubt anyone would doubt his belief in God. But that's just me I guess.
Same thing with Voltaire, many people who are atheist are trying to claim him because they saw his dislike of organized religion as a sign of that he was atheist. Nothing could be further from the truth. I think the Church he had built and dedicated to God and HER glory begs to defer. XD Read more
Here's what Adonis, Syrian poet, says about Islam and why Islam is fundamentally incompatible with modernity and modern world:
"Islam is based on three dogmas:
1- Islam's prophet is THE LAST prophet, khatemolanbia.
2- The truths he has brought are the final truths and there's no other truths other than his.
3- Human beings can not change any of his truth or doubt any of his teachings, all they should do is to unquestionably follow his teachings and obey.
The logical end of this argument would that even god has nothing more to say since all god had to say has been said by his prophet."
با آمدن اسلام، شعر مجبور شد از تفکر جدا شود، گفتگو با ادونيس شاعر بزرگ سوری، ترجمه فواد روستائی
"- اسلام بر سه دگم يا جزم استوار است.نخست اين که پيامبر اسلام خاتم الانبياست. دوم اين که حقايقی که پيامبر آورده است غايت حقايق اند و حقيقت ديگری جز آن ها وجود ندارد. سرانجام اين که انسان حق ندارد در اين حقايق دخل و تصرفی کند. وظيفۀ او اطاعت و عمل است. اگر با اين منطق به جلو رويم می توانيم بگوئيم خدا هم ديگر حرفی برای گفتن ندارد چرا که همه چيز را به آخرين پيامبر منتقل کرده است."
Your brethren who went to fight in Texas last night apparently had no back up and weren't packing enough heat, that's why they're dead now. Good riddance.
Another problem with religious people is their proclivity to violence and how they see violence as the ultimate arbiter of truth, hence the metaphors you're using here.
Einstein was a socialist who defended his politics during the height of Cold War, doubt you have any notion of his politics at all.
Translate the phrase below to English see if you could comprehend what it means:
گیرم پدر تو بود فاضل, از فضل پدر تو را چه حاصل؟
Thank you for this post.
About time! But it may be too late.