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  1. omQ R commented on Robert Ariail about 2 hours ago

    Yes, so everyone has the propensity to kill and religion doesn’t prevent it. And your point is? The truth apparently makes you uncomfortable and in denial. Again I point to the mote in your eye. I have to wonder when religious people want to whitewash their bigotry as “truth”. It’s as if you want and relish a confrontation. You’re an Endtimer?

  2. omQ R commented on Robert Ariail about 23 hours ago

    Cherry picking religious texts may suit you but I shrug my shoulders at all religious justifications or edicts since I’m not religious at all. You’re all the same to me. Next you’ll be telling me the Crusades, the Inquisitions, the wholesale slaughter of indigenous nations in the name of a god or Jesus, the persecutions at the hand of clerics through the ages weren’t “Christ sanctioned” and therefore the millions of Christians that participated in them were…therefore not Christian. :-| Is that absolving through a technicality? And I though Catholics let theirs off the hook easily.


    Man, take your hate elsewhere.

  3. omQ R commented on Robert Ariail 1 day ago

    “Thanks for the backup Harleyquinn”


    Sigh, you made me actually look up at Harly’s comment but just reading the url makes me roll my eyes and I shan’t bother.
    Harly is on the loony fringe; if you think he’s got your back, have fun with it.


    I also see you’re willing to shade your eyes over Christians’ involvement in the Holocaust but are quick to cast a shadow on Muslims. Not very Christian of you. Tut-tut.


    I also love the idea that naming a cleric opposed to Hitler somehow absolves millions of other Christians. Go read your Matthew 7:3.

  4. omQ R commented on Signe Wilkinson 1 day ago

    I think Signe has captured it perfectly here. Excellent.

  5. omQ R commented on Joel Pett 1 day ago

    A couple of cartoonists, shown in the international Views sections this past week or so, brought up the Greeks as an analogy of how the EU treat migrants. i.e both badly
    A couple posters mistook the cartoons’ intent which was to highlight the plight of migrants crossing the Med.
    So, I do not wish to detract from the intent in Pett’s cartoon but here’s a story:
    ’One compelling image has come to represent all the Greek people who treated desperate migrants like fellow human beings ’


  6. omQ R commented on Robert Ariail 1 day ago

    @Churchhillwasright Who’s doubting there were Muslims in the German forces during WW-II? Many Muslims from the Balkans enlisted in ther thousands. The Nazis also had to back-pedal a few times in the mid-30s to not insult the Turks too much, along with Egyptians and Iranians (and especially during the ‘40s when they were in North Africa). (you know, ’non-Aryans’, ahem, ignoring completely what it is to be Aryan, really). The Germans discovered they could use the animosity felt by many Arabs under the yoke of the French & British empires.
    It is therefore a stretch, as Tim Gilley attempts by cherry picking through Motadel’s work, to implicate Muslims as being involved in the Holocaust.
    Christians were involved in it wholesale, not Muslims.

  7. omQ R commented on Scott Stantis 2 days ago

    Thanks for the correction ;-) But I was limiting myself to an “M” and a “W” on that bloke’s hat. I suppose Minnesota could have been one of the "M"s but my local geographical knowledge of North America is rather limited and coincidentally, I’ve been on the shores of Lake Michigan from Chicago (Illinois) and from Ludington, (Michigan); closer to my backyard, of the African Great Lakes (the looser definition), I’ve only ever visited Lake Malawi (and I was too small to remember).


    More interesting about your post is the fact that you point out there is a “Great Lakes Compact”.. Talking about a very long straw is therefore a moot point.

  8. omQ R commented on Scott Stantis 2 days ago

    To be fair, Canada has a stake in them lakes, too, not just the US states of Wisconsin & Michigan.

  9. omQ R commented on Robert Ariail 2 days ago

    Tim Gilley baited with : " Islam involved in all three."


    You just have to be trolling with that comment.

  10. omQ R commented on Darrin Bell 3 days ago

    “Obama’s “drone war” is the only thing he’s done right. Which means he’ll probably bow to his kook fringe base and end it.”


    If anyone doubted the drone strikes are wrong, look no further: Church agrees with it. That should settle the matter; if he thinks it’s right, you know for sure it’s wrong.