Why do so few think of consequences?

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    The hysterica which has taken over this MB and the talking heads for the past few days would be funny if displayed in a movie. Herd mentality is not rational, and it is not funny when it shapes the politics of the day.
    What damage is done if a temple or church or mosque is built? And yet a local board approved a building and the herd went hysterical.
    Stop for a minute and consider how an average muslim might feel by the 'outrage' of Gingrich, Palin or Peter King (R, NY) who characterize a billion people who worship in the Islamic Faith unworthy, simply because of their culture and the religion they practice.
    The actors who carried out the mass murder on Sept. 11, 2001 were extremists, those who condemn a billion people for the acts of a few prove they too subscribe to an ends and means philosophy.
    Those who don't question the motives of politicians and propagandists who create the climate of hysteria are no less extreme, for the words of hate spewed by Gingrich, Palin, King, Limbaugh, et al lead to the death of innocents, as surely as the actions of the 19 criminals did on Nine-Eleven.
     
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    So few think of consequences, if they did, they would not support so much government intervention to begin with concerning most things but I get your point and agree with the premise of it.
     
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    This mosque is not about religious freedom but more of a political statement by the muslims. If they seek the tolerance that say we don't have, maybe they themselves should be more tolerant to what the majority of Americans think about the building of a mosque in this location. Building the mosque in this location may be legal but it is very very poor taste and not a wise thing to do.
     
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    In your opinion. The mosque/cultural cente, is all about religious freedom, if one supports the Constitution of the United States. It is not wise, in my opinon, to characterize all muslims as terrorists, or fellow travelers of terrorism.
    BTW, if the hysteria of the herd is any indication, most Americans don't think. Most Americans react emotionally, out of fear and hate cultivated by those with an agenda.
     
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    Some idiots want a war for religious purposes on one fifth of the population of this planet.

    How fucking stupid that is.
     
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    You are aware I assume that this mosque is not a stand alone building with a dome on top across the street from ground zero arent you? It will be a suite on a floor of a multi-story building three blocks away. That gets conventiently overlooked by all the talking heads stirring the pot.
     
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    On the one hand I can understand that people feel offended by the Muslims' request to build a mosque in this location but on the other hand it is not directly at ground zero (as I understood it) and denying them their right to religious freedom, which may have even been their reason for their immigration to America, cannot be the right decision. It's a very complicated situation indeed...
     
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    Its not complicated.

    We are about freedom of religion or we are not.

    Take your pick
     
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    When religion is at the core of the problem, nothing is beyond the realm of stupid.
     

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