Hypocrisy Check

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    Let's do a little thought experiment.

    Let's assume that on 9/11 2001 the terrorist attack did not occur on US soil. Let's say for the sake of argument that the planes were flown into the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur by a cadre of 19 radical Christians from a fringe sect supported by massive wealth and resources who desire to destroy anything that brings wealth to Muslims and Islamic nations. In the attack over 2000 Indonesian Muslims die and it is a great national and international tragedy.

    Now, 8 years later, the desire to rebuild the Petronas Towers is underway and out of the blue people realize that there are plans for a Christian Megachurch to be placed on the same location as the Petronas Towers. Of course the plan is being supported by people who don't directly support the terrorists but when you get them in private are ardent believers that what was done was the right thing. Of course in the name of tolerance, diversity and international friedship the project is okayed by the city council of Kuala Lumpur.

    Should the church be built on the same site that was destroyed by Christian Radicals in the largest act of hatred towards innocent civilians in history? Are grass root opponents of the mega church Christophobes, or just citizens seeing this as highly inappropriate?

    Mosque supporters are encouraged to say why they believe why or why not this is right.
     
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    IMO, if we allow Catholics to build churches near schools, we should allow Muslims to build mosques near the WTC site

    BTW - they're not building on the site of the WTC and they're not building a mosque.
     
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    Not equivalent. This is talking about building a church on/near the site of a terrorist attack caused by radical adherents to that religion, not next to a school.
     
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    Catholic clergymen raped children. They shouldn't be allowed near children

    Muslim extremists killed people at WTC. They shouldn't be allowed near the WTC

    Religious criminals should not be allowed near their victims
     
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    1.) The Islamic center is not AT Ground Zero, its a few blocks away.

    2.) It's not a mosque.

    3.) The people building it do not "secretly support" the terrorists.

    4.) The building has been in the planning stages since long before 9/11



    And even so, yes. I would still support this hypothetical Megachurch. It's called freedom to use private property however you like.
     
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    Plumbers have raped children. No plumbers near schools.

    The vast majority of catholic priests have never abused a child. You are applying the rule of the exception.
     
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    Answer the thought experiment. I'm not playing with what currently is. I'm asking for an equivalency. Should something similar be done in an islamic city and nation if radical Christians did these foul acts?

    Okay, you're being consistent. I can respect that.
     
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    Let me know when the plumbers union starts covering up for pedophiles. Then you'd have a valid point.

    The vast majority of muslims did not fly a plane into the WTC towers. The OP is applying the rule of the exception. Talk to him
     
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    I did answer your question. Right in my post.
     
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    Freedom of religion. Nuff said.
     

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