"We are a minority in this country, and when our rights are curtailed,
people feel it."-- Funny how that works, isn't it.
Can there be a bigger sign of oppression in a country than when their government
allows only a particular religion to say a certain word? I've never heard
of a more lack of personal freedom in our supposedly modern society.@ RanchHand:No... there is nothing funny about this particular
situation at all. Please don't be so naive as to assimilate this situation
with anything in America.
@Objectified;You don't see the irony about the Catholic Church
complaining about discrimination against them for being in the minority, when
they do EXACTLY THAT, and discriminate against minorities in this country?There is a saying: What goes around, comes around. As your Jesus would
put it: 'You reap what you sow'. It's variously known as
Whenever I read stories like this what always comes to mind is the genius of our
founders (mostly Jefferson and Madison) for articulating the separation of
church & state – to which I say “build that wall as high and
thick as possible!”
what a "tolerant" "religion" this is.Only they can
say certain words an no one else?
@Chris B;Since my previous response to you wasn't allowed
(apparently), how about this:How is this any different than American
Christians restricting the use of certain words (i.e., marriage, family, etc.)?
Hint: It isn't any different. In this regard, as I've tried to point
out in my earlier comments, Christians act exactly the same when they are in the
majority. Exactly the same.
"Christians act exactly the same when they are in the majority."Except for the whole sentencing women to death when they join other
religions thing. And the burkas, and the stonings for adultery, etc., etc.
@ RanchHand:You vitiated and attenuated your previous stance with
that last comment of yours. It appears you are now fighting a losing battle.
Exactly what words do Christians make it illegal to speak either here or in
Malaysia or anywhere else in the world for that matter? That's what this
entire article and argument is about... having the legal right for all to
mention certain religious words in public. I'm aware of no
instance when Christians have done this anywhere... in a majority or not. Please
verify a particular instance that you are claiming makes it "exactly the
same".This has absolutely nothing to do with "reaping what
we sow". I can hardly believe that any supposedly enlightened person would
defend such a execrable law this one of Malaysia's. Or are you only trying
to be argumentative? I've noticed you usually do take a
captious attitude regarding most religious related articles as you attempt to
inveigle believers. That's been going on for years. As such, very little
you write actually surprises me. But in this case regarding strictly
legal grounds, please think through your argument a little deeper before
the photo headlining this article tells it all, shows it all. Islam is the most
suppressive nonreligion against women. Allah is the made up name they gave to
one-up the God of Israel. When a group decided to declare that they have the one
and only biggest God of gods, you know there's something very wrong with
that belief. Islam is not a religion. It kicks and screams that it is, but it
isn't. The founding history is flawed. Its pseudo, self-proclaimed prophet,
was a murderer, a philanderer, a pedophile and a misogynist. mohammed, just like
Constantine of old, realized that the only way to gain control over a people was
to proclaim divineship and create a religion. These women can keep their Allah,
but their Allah is as stone deaf as the stone edifice muslims erected in Mecca.
Talk about idol worship.