Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I can no longer take Muslims seriously
As of now, I can no longer take Islam as a serious religion. Muslims have taken this "cultural sensitivity" thing WAY too far. Now they are upset about the cross on Swiss airplanes. A new Swiss Air ad translated as "The Cross is an asset" (or something like that) has insulted Muslims who are claiming that it's a direct attack on Islam. These Muslims are claiming that the ad touts a clear message of Christian superiority.
First off....even if it was intended as a Christian message that still doesn't mean Muslims have a right to protest it. Christians (as well as Buddhists, Hindus, atheists and any other religious or non-religious groups) tolerate Muslims adherence and propagation of their religion along with every other belief, religious or otherwise, in the world. People all around the world allow Muslims to live out their beliefs freely...and even when such beliefs include disgusting acts such as female genitalia mutilations. Because a part of respecting others beliefs is tolerating those beliefs even if you don't agree with them yourself. If Muslims can't get that...if they can't follow the same path of tolerance to others' cultures and religions, then they cannot be taken seriously. If you can't live and let die, then you can't be allowed to sit at the world table. Intolerance of every other religion and culture is NOT the acceptable way to live and act. Everyone else in the world gets this; Muslims need to be treated no differently. Live your life and let others live theirs or shut up about your own!
Second off....SERIOUSLY!?!? It's the freakin' Swiss flag for pete's sake!! The Swiss flag has a cross on it. The Swiss airline is the national airline of Switzerland. The Swiss airline WILL have the Swiss flag on it. If you can't handle that, how can I take anything you say or do seriously? What next? Ban the Swiss flag? The Swedish flag? How bout the Israeli flag? Why don't we just remove any and all symbols that aren't related to Islam?? Because that's where it's headed...that seems to be what the Muslims want and the only thing they'll be happy with. It's time to stop pandering to people based on their "feelings." Every other person in the world is taught that "sticks and stones will break your bones but words can never hurt you." Muslims are taught to break bones with sticks and stones when words hurt them. And until they can learn to "get over it" when they become insulted, just like everyone else in the world, then I can no longer view Islam as a serious religion. If you can't act like an adult, then don't expect me to treat you as one.
Full story here.