Superior Culture?

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  1. Annie
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    There's much I agree with, yet it seems a bit harsh. Interesting interview by James Taranto of Geert Wilders:

    Geert Wilders: 'Our Culture Is Better' - WSJ.com

     
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    Tell the far right fundamentalists to give up their fascist Bible and see what kind of cooperation this gets.

    If you want to change someone over to your side, you don't call their kid an ugly bastard.
     
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    If I were Dutch, I would be worried about the clash of cultures that is brewing in Netherlands.

    When the most liberal culture in the Western world keeps assimilating people who come from one of the more repressive cultures in the world, there is bound to come a time when the clash of values cannot be easily compromised.

    But if anyone can find a peaceful solution to this clash, it's probably the Dutch.
     
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    The only difference is that those fascist bible thumpers won't strap bombs to their chests and walk into a hotel lobby.

    Why is it wrong to say a culture that promotes tolerance, freedom and equality is better than a culture that is the antithesis of those values?
     
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    Once again, read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirisi Ali. She is a Somali Muslim who moved to Holland to escape to oppression of Islam. She's lived in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Holland.

    She insists a free country, which supports human rights, cannot justify allowing the Muslim religion to abuse and traumatize their own people in the name of "religious freedom". She says it is a contradiction in everything that a free society stands for, and the idea of putting up with violence and repression in the name of "tolerance" is ridiculous.

    And that is the difference. Christians don't teach children that women are vile and unpure. They don't teach them that they are "half" as important as men. They don't teach them submission in all things, and in fact teach them that we should stand up for what is right and good. We do not earn our way to heaven by accepting beatings by our husbands. We are not considered "evil" if we are raped. Strange men don't come into our homes to beat the crap out of us for wearing the wrong thing on the street.
     
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    Isn't it odd that this man states the obvious yet has a huge amount of people against him.
     
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    Not anymore, you mean?

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    I quite agree.

    So lets all give a big hand to the liberals for our society's liberalism, shall we? ​
     
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    IMO the culture of tolerance has it's genesis in secularism not religion.
     
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    Ya' think?

    Your grasp of the obvious in this case is quite tenacious, Skull.
     
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    You do realize that Mrs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been proven to be a lier and a fraud?

    Mrs. Ali was kicked out of Holland when her story was found out to be a fake by the authorities.

    She had made it up in order to recieve refugee status and enter Holland.
     

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