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Toronto school, 2011

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HOW UNCLEAN WAS MY VALLEY

Although, there is no clear-cut verse in Qur’an that categorically suggests killing of homosexuals, sayings of Prophet Muhammad suggests three types of sentences, and among that one is death. Bilal Philips is suggesting, based on his opinion on the Qur’anic/Prophetic principles of society. He is not advising the Islamic judiciary to kill any gay person they found, but what he is “suggesting” is judicial punishment of death sentence for those who confess or are seen “performing homosexual acts” by “four reliable witnesses without any doubt.”

The essence of Islamic laws is to protect the life of human beings. And it happens that sometimes killing of a person can save thousands and sometimes millions of lives. The Islamic judiciary can punish a person with death sentence to save others’ lives.

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Objectivists and the general populace need to start waking up to the realization that if/when religious oppression comes to America, it will do so at the hands of secular multiculturalists of the Left, NOT the Christian Right.

I don't know how many more painful facts of reality are needed to explode this myth of the "dangerous Christian Right".

Thanks for sharing Paul.

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Objectivists and the general populace need to start waking up to the realization that if/when religious oppression comes to America, it will do so at the hands of secular multiculturalists of the Left, NOT the Christian Right.

I don't know how many more painful facts of reality are needed to explode this myth of the "dangerous Christian Right".

Thanks for sharing Paul.

I find your statement interesting. All of the most militant people that I have seen in my life and in the news are radical right winged Christians who talk about those evil people who want to teach their kids about evolution. In my opinion when fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross. However, I am open to hear some evidence contrary to that point.

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I find your statement interesting. All of the most militant people
Define militant, and why is it bad?
that I have seen in my life and in the news are radical right winged Christians who talk about those evil people who want to teach their kids about evolution.
Yes these people do exist, but to what extent are they defining politics and the Republican party? The long-term trend over the last 100 years has been an across-the-board secularizing of America. As a backlash to this some small pockets of Fundamentalist Christians are very vocal about wanting to reverse the trend, but they are tiny currents against a massive tidal wave of secularization that can't be stopped (at least by Christianity from the political right). A non-objective media with a political interest in demonizing the political Right has exaggerated the importance of these groups.

I was born and raised in a "conservative" small farming community in the Bible-Belt. Virtually every person of my generation I've known there--even the young-Earth creationists--have personal beliefs and standards that are relaxed immensely from the strict Christian views of their parents. Generally the Christians I've known of the political Right in these regions are far-removed from the ascetic monks of the Dark Ages. Instead these people are very much men of Earth who enjoy Earthly values and live with a personal philosophy that values self-reliance, honesty, and hard work.

Most Christians of the Right aren't the prude puritans that they are portrayed as. Listen to a single country music station for a day and you will hear songs that glorify beer, romantic love, good food, and other such earthly pleasures. One such popular song has the titular chorus

Walkin' through the front door

Seein' your black dress hit the floor

Honey there sure ain't nothing

Like you lovin' me all night long

And all I can think about is gettin' you home

and is about a man dancing with his wife, while imagining taking her home to make love. Songs like this are not at all unique, and country music is the defining stereotypical music of the subculture of people we are debating.

In regards to education, yes some Christians try to hurt education by promoting the teaching of Creationism. What should be said is that Leftists have damaged modern education far more than the Christian Right ever could. In economics classes we are taught statism, in English courses we are inundated with dreary post-modern literature, and in History Social-Studies we are taught revisions of History that have some multicultural or PC goal in mind primarily over education. The strongest push towards privatizing and improving the education system can in fact be found on the "evil Christian Right".

In my opinion when fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross.
It's already here, and it's wrapped in Obama and Pelosi.

At this point many Objectivists are at a crossroads: they can either continue to believe in the exaggerated importance of the "radical Christian Right" as demonized by the Leftist Media, or they can look past the slander and find an ally in the Right before America is completely subsumed into the maw of socialism and statism. I find it painfully disappointing that yet again so many people fear more the hypothetical threats from the Christian Right than actual threats from the Left.

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One such popular song has the titular chorus
That was supposed to be "titillating chorus", but my brain is tired from work...

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those evil people who want to teach their kids about evolution.
For the last two decades our own government, and in collaboration with international organizations, has been trying (and partially succeeding) to institute sweeping environmental laws which would destroy industry based on the belief in the myth that increasing the parts-per-million concentration of carbon dioxide from 300 to 400 would destroy the Earth. Though they have failed to institute these economic policies on the full-scope of their original plans, they have succeeded in injuring spectacular harm on the general culture. "Environmental Science" as a pseudo-science course has now wedged itself into many, many high school curricula, with importance granted that is equal to Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Additionally, environmentalism as a fuzzy pseudo-religion-pseudo-morality has been injected into much of the populace, and has become one of the defining elements of pop-culture and our society in general.

Why are these politicians, and the voters who enable them, given such a remarkable pass that the comparatively politically impotent anti-Evolution crowd wasn't? What is it about the prospect that somewhere in a rural farm-town in Alabama that a professor might be slandering evolution that makes it so much worse than the laundry list of devastation that different environmentalist myths have wrought on us?

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The Islamic movement is a specter enabled and fueled by the West's, particularly Europe's descent into the mysticism/altruism/collectivism axis. Irrationality does not guarantee that the punishment for those who exercise it will be limited to a mere slow decay. Islam is quickly rampaging throughout a Europe that willingly surrenders to Islam's "strength" due to its own weakness and philosophical and moral bankruptcy. Along the way, European governments and popular parties join the movement in enforcing collective suicide upon its Western populace, with most victims being confused or willing.

"When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute, when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, it's picked up the scoundrels—and you get the indecent spectacle of a cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil."

This is what's going on here but uglier still, since many of those in power are passionately multicultural, that is to say anti-Western. Without significant changes, in a few generations, America will have to see just how much of a friend Europe will have been after it's fed Islam a modern industrialized continent.

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The Islamic movement is a specter enabled and fueled by the West's, particularly Europe's descent into the mysticism/altruism/collectivism axis.
Yes, and more specifically, the secular multicultural movement of the Left.

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