2.19.2010

My Small Town Baptist Upbringing . . .

. . . required me to go to look up "minaret." Edit: Thanks to the comments, I've learned that the Clash's Rock The Casbah contained the line "Drop your bombs between the minarets." Heard that a thousand times, but never knew what it meant.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Minaret" makes it sound small.

Anonymous said...

rock the Casbah...rock the Casbah

Triple Fake the Clash

Anonymous said...

The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the Casbah way

Oh, baby...early 80's Clash.

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you worship false gods.

Anonymous said...

Muslim primates can't get anything right. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Breaking..police chase north of 380 ..near slidell speeds well over 100mph..this has been going on for over 30 min...

Anonymous said...

now subject off road in pastures..cops still in pursuit..pretty intense on scanner..probably 20 cops after him..got him in custody..546pm..

Anonymous said...

sounds like they were attempting to steal copper wire from the cell tower on old denton road..they could have caused my cell bill to go even higher..I hope they are sent away for a very long time.

Anonymous said...

i think the messupper is trying to steal my scoop..

Anonymous said...

and BG too..oh my..

Anonymous said...

ok how about another scoop..there was a police chase this afternoon..started in Runaway Bay and ended well into Jack Co with speeds going over 130mph..involved RABPD, Wise SO, and DPS..how come the messupper didn't report that..?

Anonymous said...

"My Small Town Baptist Upbringing . . ."

"Retarded" is an easier way to say that.

M-M said...

Update: 41 dead and 75 injured.

Anonymous said...

false gods? they only have one god and it's the same one you worship.

Anonymous said...

12:53, you are an idiot. That was pretty easy to say too!

Anonymous said...

1:05...you are an idiot if you buy into Muslims worshiping the same God. My God does not tell me to murder anyone.

Anonymous said...

1:05,

A shame you're too retarded to tell the difference between 12:35 and 12:53.

Dummy.

Anonymous said...

Brother 8:09.
Please show me where in the Koran Mohammad's God tells Muslims to commit murder without proper cause. Consider how much murder and social upheaval occurred during the Crusades. Do some research on Islam's origins and its evolution (just as complex as Christianity's sordid past); its candid parallelisms to the Old Testament God-prophet coupling; Christian-like teachings and prognostications on the fate of humankind, and why there is a struggle for each of these teams to have a piece of Jerusalem at 'the end'. Read "No god but God" and learn who the Islamic majority thinks Allah is; understand that every religion has extremists at both ends of the spectrum of scriptural interpretation, but a silent majority of moderate peacefuls make the religion worthwhile for their taste.
Peace Be With You
My Other Brother Kyle

Anonymous said...

Very, very interesting comment! I never knew the great Clash song was saying Minaret! As for you other commenters STFU!

Anonymous said...

Crusades?
The Muzzies started it.
Hey, you brought it up, not me.

Anonymous said...

10:46...do not mistake Christian teaching or faith with the crusades. There is a huge difference between God telling you to kill someone and the Pope telling you to do it. You pretty much said it all when you referred to murder without proper cause. I don't think my God wants us to kill someone because their beliefs are different than mine.

Anonymous said...

8:09 it's a shame you're so closed minded. Have you ever read the Quran? Or for that fact, have you ever talked to a Muslim? All you know about it is what the media feeds you. Do some research for yourself before you call me an idiot.

Anonymous said...

2:53...No, I have not read all of the Koran but I have talked to a Muslim. Do you deny Islam's mission to rid the world of infidels by either conversion or death? When Mohammed was ousted from Mecca, he tried to convince the Jews of Medina to join his cause. When they refused, he revised his heavenly revelation to include the annihilation of anyone not accepting his prophecy. Why do you assume someone with a differing opinion has not done their research? It is not as if I had never thought of the subject before I read your statement. I had a hard time believing the Muslim claim that we worship the same God when our theology is so different. Just because both religions worship only one god does not mean it is the same God.

Anonymous said...

2:53...Of cousrse they have talked to a muslim. Everyone has been to a convenience store.

Anonymous said...

6:36, its good thatyou've done some research, but yes I deny that's the mission of Islam.

Mohammad's settling band in Medina (from exile from Mecca) was becoming too powerful (threatened Mecca's purses); remember Mo came to power first as a businessman in Mecca, and had to leave when his doctrine of prophecy became uncomfortable with local Arab tradition. Mecca attacked, a few battles ensued, basically it was War and during War the rule book gets fuzzy (just ask Dick Cheney). He suspected that Quraysh loyalists in Medina were acting as spies, so Mo exiled the suspect clan, the Banu Qaynuqa, yet against traditional Arab desert law of treason during war at the time, he allowed them to keep their lives AND take most of their stuff with them. Only after it was clear the fighting would never end, old school Arab wartime rules took over and all fighters and allies of the Quraysh were ultimately targeted for execution as war enemies, not specifically all Jews of the region. To the contrary, Muslims lived peacefully with many Jews and the overall Jewish population in the region thrived during the time Mo regained control of Mecca, and he handed amnesty to his enemies in the end.

The verse I think you refer to is 9:29 "fight those who do not believe in God and the Last Day", long used to suggest that Islam advocates Jihad to convert non-believers, but this is not a view Mo then, or most Muslims today, endorse as a blanket rule. This and similar versus were meant to apply only to the Quraishi War at hand. The Koran commands believers to say to those who do not believe: "To you your religion, to me mine" (109:6), not to fight against or force those who won't convert. Conversely, Christianity has historically been a religion of protectionism and conversion carried out by its believers and the Pope, examples being the persecution of the Huguenots and the manner in which missionaries set up shop in the New World and 3rd world countries. Even Jesus describes the Apostle Peter’s denial and recovery by saying, “when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” (Lu 22:32). It seems to me that Islam is more tolerant than Christianity, but every religion has its myriad interpretations and wingnuts (eg Jim Jones), which is why I publicly suscribe to none of them, yet personally appreciate the good that can come from all of them through moral direction and spiritual discipline.
M.O.B.K.

Anonymous said...

M.O.B.K...Depending on the translation and researcher, there are somewhere between 120 and 164 references in the Koran to war with the non-believers. Because I appreciated your well thought out and written rebuttal, I went back and re-read them. To me, they do not read as historical context and Mo did certainly prescribe and endorse the actions against infidels. The Koran explicitly tells the faithful to behead, maim, kill and torture the unbeleivers. Muslims accept Mohammed as the last and greatest prophet and everything in the Koran to be the word of God. The commandment to kill infidels is clearly stated by Mohammed. The persecutions conducted by the Christian Church have always been at the behest of mortal men and nowhere in the Bible does it tell anyone to kill. The conversion by the Christian people is in response to "The Great Commission" and is meant to spread the Word. It does not say if a person does not believe what you are saying, kill them. I really do not understand how you can say Islam is more tolerant than Christianity. Christianity clearly leaves judgement solely in God's hands while Islam passes judgement themselves. Of course, the do not judge thing flies right out of the window if you want to talk about the little blue-haired ladies sitting in the front row of you local Baptist Church.