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Steve Benson

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  1. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    The hardline Islamists could destroy the pyramids, Sphinx, etc. just as they did the Buddhas in Afghanistan.

  2. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago


    True sort of like what the Christians did during the crusades eh?

  3. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    “A Christian MIGHT talk your ear off to keep you from being sent to hell. A muslim WILL cut your head off, because you are a different religion than he is.

    If you cannot see the difference, then you are willfully morally blind and deserve no quarter in the realm of moral behavior."

    Technically, I believe the convention is that when an Ismamist cuts off your head, he effects an instant conversion that sends you straight to Paradise.

    Somehow, though, it’s OK for extremist Christians to impose their religious conventions on the rest of the public, regardless of their chosen religion or choice to abandon religion, by force of law.

    Talking your ear off is bad enough, because it is discourteous at best, but let’s not forget our ‘representatives’, many of which are happiest when they are imposing Old Testament on us in the guise of ‘morality’.

    Public ‘morality’ is not the government’s business. Violence and vandalism is, but morality can not be imposed by edict, only by leadership.

    It is immoral and disrespectful of others to trivialize their chosen path of spirituality because your religion declares theirs invalid.

    Either all religions are valid, or none are. Religion is not the province of government, and that fact was recognized by the Founding Fathers, who expressed a clear commitment to separation between Church and State, and coded it into the Constitution.

    Your religion is your business, mine is mine. If you are dissatisfied with yours, find something different. Don’t try to strong arm me into worshipping your god in your way via the code of law.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry folks, but history shows that Islam can’t touch, or hold a candle to the atrocities committed by Jews since Abraham (read Joshua and put the population of that day in perspective) or good Christians, like Jesuits, missionaries of protestant faiths, or Catholics like Cortez, or Adolph HItler. (YES, he was a Roman Catholic!)

    Also, only a minority of Muslims live in the MIddle East, and carpet bombing known hilariously and with “good humor” as “Shock and AWE”, was MURDER! Americans’ ignorance of the world, especially from our local right-wingers, is a true embarrassment to our nation But hey, killing all Muslims, or destroying everyone you disagree with that the “righties” constantly call for, obviously proves it is “liberals” and the “non-religious”, or Buddhists, who foster all the hate in the world, right.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    It’s a Greek phrase, meaning approximately “Come and get ’em” — supposedly said by a Spartan commander (Leonidas) when the Persians told the Spartans to drop their arms. It’s often cited as an example of a “laconic” statement, that is, a statement eloquently brief; the Spartans came from Laconia and were sometimes called Laconians, and they were famous for brief statements, while the Athenians were famous for talking endlessly.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, but notice the differences: Leonidas used no emotionally charged words — he understated the situation. Heston used emotionally charged words — cold and dead — and vastly exaggerated the situation. The Spartans were defending their homeland from vastly superior attackers, Heston was defending himself from….nobody. These people are puffing themselves up to prove to themselves that they are big brave heroes, but they would be more impressive if there were actually a threat.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago


    Elsewhere, A for Albert ?

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    You’ve lost me. I looked elsewhere and didn’t find anything.

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