Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam?

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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by Rain Dog » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:10 pm

Joker Poker wrote:
Rain Dog wrote:
I think it is a great thing to dig deeper if you have time. A big part of spirituality is seeking --- not just concluding that you have found all the answers already.
RD, you've made some good points.

As for me, I cannot abide Christian bashing as default mode. Sure there are plenty of nut jobs out there and they need exposing. Seems most of them are confined to one large northern continent, but there are a few elsewhere of course!
Yea the problem with mud slinging is both sides get covered in it. That said when one side gets really offensive it does not hurt to ask them to look at their own warts rather than just allow them to keep you on the defensive.
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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:14 pm

beaker wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:
beaker wrote:I think you only need the golden rule:
do to others as you would have them do to you
that's all the religion needed
The ONLY thing i live by :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
and the only thing taught in ALL religions
Hoping for one of those more informed than me to chip in, but my understanding of Hinduism is that your dharma is your dharma, and only straying from the path set out for you will bring kharma - the negative kind - just as not deviating from that path will bring the positive kind ?

Thus your serial-killer has his dharma and must stick to it as surely as your saint. Bit like physics and biology really.
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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by LTO » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:54 pm

beaker wrote:I think you only need the golden rule:
do to others as you would have them do to you
that's all the religion needed
I prefer the silver rule: Do not do onto others what you would not have them do unto you.

Golden rule breeds busybodies.
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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by The Add Jay » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:38 pm

LTO wrote:
beaker wrote:I think you only need the golden rule:
do to others as you would have them do to you
that's all the religion needed
I prefer the silver rule: Do not do onto others what you would not have them do unto you.

Golden rule breeds busybodies.
Too bad with Islam it doesnt work that way.
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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by LTO » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:42 pm

The Add Jay wrote:
LTO wrote:
beaker wrote:I think you only need the golden rule:
do to others as you would have them do to you
that's all the religion needed
I prefer the silver rule: Do not do onto others what you would not have them do unto you.

Golden rule breeds busybodies.
Too bad with Islam it doesnt work that way.
Seems a bit of a non-sequitur.
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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by Rain Dog » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:11 pm

LTO wrote:
beaker wrote:I think you only need the golden rule:
do to others as you would have them do to you
that's all the religion needed
I prefer the silver rule: Do not do onto others what you would not have them do unto you.

Golden rule breeds busybodies.
Never heard of that ---- but makes a lot of sense actually
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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by Born-Confused » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:02 pm

Some can smoke a peace pipe - can you?
Religious leaders reject negativity directed at Australian Muslims

Michael Koziol
Published: August 22, 2014 - 7:16PM

Religious leaders of multiple faiths gathered at Lakemba Mosque on Friday to express solidarity with Islam and reject what they called a "barrage of negativity" directed at Australian Muslims.

Local imam Sheikh Yahya Safi was joined by Rabbi Zalman Kastel, Father Patrick McInerney and the Reverend Andrew Dutney, president of the Uniting Church. They called upon political leaders to avoid language and policies that could marginalise or vilify the Muslim community.

"Demonising Muslims is wrong on so many levels," Rabbi Kastel said. "We want everyone to feel that they belong here, that they are valued members of – yes – the same team."

Outside the mosque, the leaders unveiled a banner headlined "We'll love Muslims 100 years", in a format copied from News Corp-owned The Weekend Australian. It was a pointed reference to that newspaper's provocative August 9 front page "We'll fight Islam 100 years".

The Abbott government has foreshadowed a suite of beefed-up counter-terrorism measures in light of a number of Australians having travelled abroad to fight with the Islamic State.

Sheikh Yahya opposed the government's plan to make it a criminal offence to travel to designated areas without a "legitimate purpose".

"We said clearly we need to have freedom in this country," Sheikh Yahya said.

"We are against violence, we are against terrorism. Let them, the ones who make mistakes, let him pay the price."

Reverend Dutney said he was confident the Australian community would continue to celebrate its cultural and religious diversity, but was concerned to see international events "spill back" into domestic politics. He argued the government's focus on counter-terrorism created a false impression that Australians were in danger and would sour community relations.

"When people feel that there's a greater risk, they're more likely to turn their neighbour into an enemy," he said.

"I've never quite warmed to the term 'Team Australia', I'm not entirely sure what it means. But I think what we're doing [today] is at least consistent with it."
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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by UKJ » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:07 pm

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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by UKJ » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:08 pm

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Re: Sunday: Are we so anti-Christian we're turning pro-Islam

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:26 pm

Oh noes, UKJ woke the dragon!
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