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Steve Benson

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  1. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ozymandias
    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  3. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 1 year ago

    @Justice22

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

  4. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @Molon Labe

    “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.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year 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.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    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.

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Elsewhere, A for Albert ?

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    OMNIUS trolled “What happened in Egypt wasn’t a coup…”

    You’re right. When there was a bloodless coup in Honduras the Administration was the first to call it a coup, even though it abided by the Honduran Constitution. Therefore it was a coup. When there was a bloodless coup in Egypt— which is now no longer bloodless, and was a direct result of Morsi ripping up their Constituion— the Administration refused to call it a coup, therefore it isn’t a coup.

    You may be the only person who understands this President’s foreign policy.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

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

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    “If you could think beyond your hatred of a black president…”

    Yes, because one couldn’t possibly disagree with this President’s policies if they weren’t prejudiced.

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