teeching, on Feb 3 2006, 10:33 PM, said:
YOU CAN THINK IN A DIFFERENT WAY.. TELL THAT...TRY TO EXPLAIN THAT..BUT YOU CANNOT INSULT THE ROOTS..THE DOGMAS...THE MASS BELIEFS... "
I understand that you feel that the cartoons are really insulting and wrong. I understand, I really do. So I hear you. (YOU DONT HAVE TO USE CAPS LOCK FOR THAT)
But you should realise that there are a lot of different opinions about the cartoons.
I find the cartoons funny , and still I respect Muslims and do not think bad about all Muslims.( I am not a fan of religion in general, but that’s a different discussion)
So I say the cartoons are funny.
You say, the cartoons are insulting.
So ... what should happen then...
Is your opinion more important than mine?
Is an opinion that has a religious base, more important than an opinion or believe that have a democratic base or non religious origin? .
I think not... I think that all believes are important.. Muslims believes, Christian believes and believes and options of not religious people. They are all important, and one believe is not more important than the other believe.
So saying that.
You should know in western culture it is normal to mock religions. To mock the pope, to mock Jesus, to mock politicians. To mock everybody really. So if we want to mock Muslims. Its not .. we versus Muslims.. no.. its our culture to mock and make cartoons about things that are happening all over the world.
Accept it.. accept the difference of thinking.. Then I am sure.. al people will accept you and your Muslims brothers. Don’t feel insecure.. people will accept you.. but only if you accept people who think different than you. It’s a two way street.