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  1. myming

    myming said, over 4 years ago

    oh, puhleez

  2. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It’s not a mosque, it’s not at ground zero, and they have a right to a community center. Is a porn place more worthy?

    And we have the right, as does the media, to totally ignore the bozo pastor. I wish they would just totally ignore him.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 4 years ago

    It’s a thought Jeff, but his action is so stupid, idiotic, and counterproductive that I don’t think you can ignore him. You’ve got to hope public reaction will either change his mind or counter balance the damage he is doing.

  4. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 4 years ago

    Dear Ms. Benson:

    Precisely how does the building of a cultural center open to all, designed to educate the entire community about one religion in order to increase tolerance for all faiths (even no faith), four blocks from Ground Zero, a place where people of many faiths were hurt or killed—how does that act equate with the act of declaring one religion “evil” and using a day of American tragedy to burn that religion’s sacred text?

    How do these two acts equate, Ms. Benson? Please explain.

  5. mgscott

    mgscott GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The guy is “pastor” of a 50 person “church”. He is doing this strictly for publicity. Because it’s a slow news week and there are a bazillion 24-hour news networks, he’s getting it. If anyone is fanning the flames of hatred, it’s the idiots in the media. Ignore this bozo. He is just trying to sell books.

  6. ccamealy

    ccamealy said, over 4 years ago

    @Brian:

    The “cultural center” will include a mosque, so calling it a cultural center is just a twisting of words. And it’s two blocks. Oh, and while many people of different faiths were killed, it was committed by those professing one faith in particular. The faith that is now being intolerant to anyone else about the location of their new mosque.

    Answer me this: If 66% of all Americans have a problem with where you are locating a place of worship, do you think you might do more for your religions image if you locate it elsewhere, rather than thumb your nose at them?

    Let’s face it, both of these acts are stupid.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 4 years ago

    You are both God’s children. GIVE EACH OTHER A HUG!

    I predict more U.S. civilians will be killed than troops. They are more vulnerable.

  8. 4uk4ata

    4uk4ata said, over 4 years ago

    ^ Only the US ones?

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 4 years ago

    ^ They are the only ones burning the Koran in public (in the eyes of the Muslim world).

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “Let’s face it, both of these acts are stupid.”

    • Why? There is ALREADY a mosque not too far from the proposed Community Center + Mosque already. There’s a Shinto Temple at Pearl Harbor.

    They can burn a Koran if they want to. We shouldn’t be giving them any attention, though.

  11. TheFinalSolution

    TheFinalSolution said, over 4 years ago

    ^^ What was your opinion during the burning of the American flag controversy a few years back? I’m not being confrontational, just asking.

  12. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ^ It’s not illegal. While it’s not something I would do it’s not something I would take particular interest in stopping. Flag Desecration Amendments have failed and aren’t supported by the majority of the public, and really, where does it stop? Does it become illegal for someone like Stephen Colbert to wrap himself in the American flag (that would fall under desecration)? I think we have larger things to worry about than someone burning a piece of cloth – or book.

  13. sydtaki

    sydtaki said, over 4 years ago

    @Jade, I had not heard of the Pearl Harbor Temple, and it sure provoked some thought.

    After a bit of research, I found mention of Catholic crosses at an Auschwitz site provoking the ire of Jews.

    http://www.scrapbookpages.com/poland/Crosses/Crosses.html

  14. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 4 years ago

    Camealy, thank you for not being able to find anything equal between the building of Cordoba House & Mr. Jones’s desire to burn a pile of Qur’ans. We will take as given that Lisa Benson’s cartoon demonstrates faulty or no reasoning.

    Now, to your points about Cordoba House: Including a mosque, one open to people of all faiths, does not mean that the building IS a mosque. When you build a house, should we refer to it as Camealy’s living room?

    If the Cordoba House is two blocks from Ground Zero and not four blocks, then does that mean that you would not gripe about it if it WERE four blocks away? If four blocks is still too close, then please tell me what distance do you find acceptable and why.

    Your calling the builders of Cordoba House “intolerant” and your claims of interest in the “religions [sic] image” and that the founders of Cordoba House are thumbing their noses at anyone are risible. There is nothing intolerant about putting up a Muslim Cultural Center open to all and designed to educate, enlighten, & spiritually refresh all visitors.

    As for your citation of “66% of all Americans”, no one has polled all Americans on this matter nor do all Americans care about this matter nor are all Americans informed enough to hold an opinion on this matter. In addition, what percentage of Americans’ approval should any building have before it can be built? Moreover, should every new religious building halt until we survey “all Americans” on its appropriateness?

  15. ccamealy

    ccamealy said, over 4 years ago

    I have found something equal, but you just don’t like fact. Both actions willfully ignore the fact that such actions are offensive to a large number of people. Mrs. Benson’s cartoon is actually quite logical.

    It’s a mosque. Even the proponents of the project state that it is a mosque. Just because you would prefer they didn’t call it that, doesn’t change that fact. Your analogy makes no sense.

    I don’t care if it’s two or four, the fact is that it’s two, and you said four. The only reason for stating false information is that you feel there is something wrong with saying two. Why? Probably for the same reason the majority of Americans have a problem with it being two blocks away.

    I doubt I would be spiritually “refreshed” going to the Cordoba House. Somehow I doubt I would find it “refreshing” to find that the founder of Islam had sex with a 10 year-old girl. I don’t know, maybe you are into that sort of thing. The fact is, clearly a lot of people are not happy with the location they chose. If they were truly interested in portraying Islam as a tolerant religion, they would respect the opinions of the majority, and move it elsewhere.

    I’m not saying any building has to have the approval of the majority of Americans. That’s actually the whole point of this cartoon that you clearly missed. They have every right to build that building. Should they? I don’t think they should, and the majority of Americans agree with me, but that won’t stop them, and I’ll think even less of Islam as a result.

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