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Muslims - How does it feel to be a Problem?

Ramaraksha

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I added the word Muslims but the latter part of the title is the title of a book written by a muslim

We can all agree that targeting a person based purely on his religion is wrong. Whether it is a muslim pulled aside while at the airport or coptic christians targeted in Egypt or Jews hounded by Christians under Hitler(let's tell the truth - Hitler was the latest symptom of a hatred that has been encouraged thru the centuries) - these are all wrong

But then I am confused how both muslims and christians feel it is ok for their God to do the same that they call evil - target someone because of his religion or lack of it - christians and muslims think they get a ticket to heaven because of their religion - wait, isn't that wrong? Basically it is wrong when you are targeted and discriminated because of your religion but now it is ok when you are rewarded because of it? So, this is not a moral issue, a principal issue but just a personal issue? Upset if you don't get a job or promotion because of your religion but happy if you do get a job or promotion because of your religion?

And it gets worse - now you are happy and praise the same sadist that is abusing and torturing Hindus, Buddhists and Atheists because of THEIR religious affiliation? Bad, evil when you are at the receiving end, but now ready to jump with joy when others in a similar situation suffer?

How is that religion can turn good, principled people into such callous and unfeeling bigots? When a prostitute or a drug dealer loses their morals, at least they have cold hard cash in their hands but all these people get is the prospect of an easy life & that's all it takes for them to throw the rest of humanity - people with families, loved ones, children, babies, grandmothers - under the bus?
 

jonJ

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What on earth do you mean by 'target'? If you mean we should assume that someone who believes in a stupid and dangerous delusion might possibly do stupid and dangerous things, that seems quite reasonable to me. Luckily most theists have enough compassion and rationality to ignore the parts of their religion that call on them to do violent and destructive acts, to inflict misery and despair, to bankrupt themselves and so on; but there's always a few that don't, and there's no easy way to tell in advance which ones they are going to be.

If an atheist hears voices in her head telling her to kill people, she will probably seek medical help. If the same thing happens to a Christian or Hindu or Moslem, there's a much higher risk of mayhem. So yes, I am quite happy for people who profess belief in a violent religion to be subject to greater official scrutiny than those who don't, provided the level of scrutiny depends on the degree to which they actually observe those violent precepts. It's not wrong, and it's not 'bigotry' at all; it's common sense.
 

Perspicuo

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The obvious answer is that they don't feel they are a problem at all. They feel blessed and dutiful.
 
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