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Do you support Pastor Terry Jones's Quran burning protest
Yes - I support it 12%  12%  [ 11 ]
No - I am against it 69%  69%  [ 61 ]
I don't know - Show me the results 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
I don't care - Show me the results 17%  17%  [ 15 ]
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09 Sep 2010, 4:35 pm

The way I see it, all this guy is doing is lighting money on fire, nothing more exciting than that. Why this is seen as deserving of so much media attention is beyond me; I mean my Asperger's meetup group has more members than this guy's church and the President of the United States feels the need to address him personally?

I will confess to some mixed feelings about the whole thing, I think it's a ridiculous and pointless gesture with no upside, but I sure as hell don't believe in appeasing a bunch of angry foreign fanatics because our citizens exercising their rights offends them. F*ck em if they can't take a joke.


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09 Sep 2010, 5:05 pm

Dox47 wrote:
F*ck em if they can't take a joke.


I hope you have a good laugh when your next pair of buildings go down.


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09 Sep 2010, 5:13 pm

I fully support the burning. This is the reason why:

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and count this as a reason why too:

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09 Sep 2010, 5:17 pm

BigK wrote:
Dox47 wrote:
F*ck em if they can't take a joke.


I hope you have a good laugh when your next pair of buildings go down.


Osama Bin Laden - the mind behind the 9/11 attacks - was trained by the CIA. Not every Muslim can say that.
For all I know he could have been working for the CIA.
I'm not saying I'm a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, I'm just saying they could very well be right.


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09 Sep 2010, 5:23 pm

Dox47 wrote:
I will confess to some mixed feelings about the whole thing, I think it's a ridiculous and pointless gesture with no upside, but I sure as hell don't believe in appeasing a bunch of angry foreign fanatics because our citizens exercising their rights offends them. F*ck em if they can't take a joke.


There's a difference between appeasing someone and not insulting them, though. Most people have at least few things they hold sacred. If I called someone's mother a wh***, I'd expect them to be really offended. And I'd expect that telling them, "hey it's just a joke," wouldn't cut it. My *not* saying that is not the same as appeasing them. It's like trying to live with roommates without insulting their mothers, girl/boyfriends, etc., even if you don't like them.



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09 Sep 2010, 5:37 pm

I think when everything is said and done, I believe that it will be revealed that this was nothing more than a publicity stunt. The church has fewer members than many families.



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09 Sep 2010, 5:38 pm

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09 Sep 2010, 5:39 pm

If the Koran burning happens or not, rumor has it now it will not,
I, once I heard of this, do not support this burning because
of reasons already said.


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09 Sep 2010, 6:23 pm

BigK wrote:
Dox47 wrote:
F*ck em if they can't take a joke.


I hope you have a good laugh when your next pair of buildings go down.


Those bastards will be aiming to do harm whether or not a q'ran is desacrated.

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09 Sep 2010, 6:48 pm

ruveyn wrote:
BigK wrote:
Dox47 wrote:
F*ck em if they can't take a joke.


I hope you have a good laugh when your next pair of buildings go down.


Those bastards will be aiming to do harm whether or not a q'ran is desacrated.

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If you have a problem with terrorists then target terrorists. Targeting the entire Muslim population just help create more would be terrorists and terrorist sympathisers.


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09 Sep 2010, 6:52 pm

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I fully support the burning. This is the reason why:

That is why I'm starting to consider Islam as a religion to follow, once I read the entire Quran, I'll be ready to blow up another american building :roll:


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09 Sep 2010, 6:57 pm

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This Atheist says: definitely not.

The caricatures were a great idea. This is not.

Exactly. Making fun of things is healthy and should be outright encouraged. This, however, is truly incendiary and is a message of hate. It'll only give terrorists fodder for their recruitment propaganda, and will probably lead to a whole bunch of deaths in the middle east.


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09 Sep 2010, 6:59 pm

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I fully support the burning. This is the reason why:

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and count this as a reason why too:

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You know that American Muslims died in that attack too, right?


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09 Sep 2010, 7:03 pm

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You know that American Muslims died in that attack too, right?


Absolutely, the only reason why the terrorists didn't care that they were Muslim was because they were American Muslim. In the eyes of the terrorists, American Muslim's are also infidels.



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09 Sep 2010, 7:31 pm

If he was doing this privately, with no media attention, I wouldn't care if he did it or not. But since it's been blown into a big, I'm sure, international story, I really wish he wouldn't.

I like these two pictures

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09 Sep 2010, 7:45 pm

UPDATE - The whole thing has apparently been called off.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/09/national/main6850933.shtml


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