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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-18-08 04:23 PM
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79. Astonishing lack of insight and understanding
by a lot of dimbulb posters who have the intellectual acuity of a gnat. They dismiss the OP event just so they can restate their puny opinion of how they feel about religion.

We KNOW how you f***ing feel about religion. You've told us over and over and over with the same hateful and strident rhetoric.

The issue, as stated by one of the more perspicacious contributors, is one of diplomacy and acts of stupidity carried out by our military. How does THAT make you feel?
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  -They scrawled the words "Fuck yeah" on the pages of the Holy Koran & then they shot it full of holes kpete  May-18-08 10:46 AM   #0 
  - Winning their hearts and minds every way we can.  hobbit709   May-18-08 10:51 AM   #1 
  - it is not an affront to islam. islam is not a person, it cannot be affronted. it was stupid however  msongs   May-18-08 10:53 AM   #2 
  - How do you think the average Xian would react  hobbit709   May-18-08 10:57 AM   #3 
  - Can't speak for any other Christian but me...  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 11:00 AM   #5 
  - But the fundies pointy little heads would explode.  hobbit709   May-18-08 11:01 AM   #8 
  - Doubt it  BigDaddy44   May-18-08 07:38 PM   #88 
     - Somewhat similar, definitely a reaction to insulting Christianity...  countryjake   May-18-08 07:47 PM   #89 
        - True. But can you come up with something a little more recent?  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 08:02 PM   #90 
        - Why? Lennon's statement, merely perceived as "an insult"...  countryjake   May-18-08 08:23 PM   #91 
           - So, you're comparing those to this...  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 08:47 PM   #96 
              - desecrating any holy book is stupid and evil and considering the potential  roguevalley   May-18-08 09:25 PM   #98 
        - Wow, I had forgotten about that  BigDaddy44   May-19-08 07:03 AM   #108 
  - Ah..but how would you feel...  stillcool47   May-18-08 11:30 AM   #14 
     - You move goal posts better than Hillary, my friend.  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 12:38 PM   #44 
  - yeah: it's as though, say, Indonesia invaded Italy, raped and tortured many of its people  MisterP   May-18-08 04:52 PM   #80 
  - Perhaps not, but it was an affront to Muslims  KamaAina   May-18-08 08:25 PM   #92 
  - people view the Koran as holy, as God. to do that was the fucking  roguevalley   May-18-08 09:12 PM   #97 
  - If true, stupid, dangerous for everyone, and not good...  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 10:58 AM   #4 
  - I think there was an actual apology from one of the generals. I doubt  jwirr   May-18-08 11:01 AM   #9 
     - Nope, the general apologized, kiss the quaran, held it to his forehead,  frankly_fedup2   May-18-08 01:20 PM   #62 
        - I am a confessing Christian and I will not get into a fight over a book  jwirr   May-18-08 08:37 PM   #94 
  - Well I support flag burning so I also support Koran shooting  billdemo   May-18-08 11:00 AM   #6 
  - You ain't fooling anyone, pal. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 11:31 AM   #15 
  - He has a good point.  Squatch   May-18-08 11:44 AM   #21 
  - This is the same poster who said that Obama wants to "appease" Iran. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 11:47 AM   #26 
     - Dude. I said that Bush called the foreign policy experts that back Obama "appeasers".  billdemo   May-18-08 11:50 AM   #29 
     - does that change the point currently under discussion?  Squatch   May-18-08 11:50 AM   #30 
  - We can't ask our troops not to draw cartoons of Muhammad. At some point ...  billdemo   May-18-08 11:55 AM   #32 
     - Crazy demands?  magellan   May-18-08 10:17 PM   #101 
  - I feel we should also worry more about the innocent ppl they  frankly_fedup2   May-18-08 01:17 PM   #59 
  - That still does not make doing it a good idea  krispos42   May-18-08 05:52 PM   #84 
  - Remember the uproar over "Piss Christ?  Warpy   May-18-08 11:01 AM   #7 
  - "Psychopaths".  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 11:03 AM   #10 
     - Ooooo, I see this is your EXACT shoe size, sir!  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 11:39 AM   #17 
        - Um...okay...sure.  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 12:40 PM   #45 
  - And they say support our troops  liberal N proud   May-18-08 11:03 AM   #11 
  - Understanding, tolerance, and accounting for the culture is crucial.  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 11:06 AM   #12 
  - How do we know  Meiko   May-18-08 11:28 AM   #13 
  - Unless such "anti-American group" possesses mind control devices... how could it? -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 12:07 PM   #36 
  - That very well may be the case...  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 12:35 PM   #43 
  - Huh?  liberal N proud   May-18-08 01:22 PM   #64 
  - You miss the point; why am I not surprised?  siligut   May-18-08 06:15 PM   #87 
  - So you will be celebrating African Liberation Day tomorrow and its  frankly_fedup2   May-18-08 01:27 PM   #65 
     - Conflating "tolerance" with "agreement" is a common mistake, Frankly...  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 01:34 PM   #67 
        - If you do not agree with the action you should not tolerate it. It seems to me  frankly_fedup2   May-18-08 01:36 PM   #69 
  - So when are they going to apologize for using our troops for  frankly_fedup2   May-18-08 01:14 PM   #58 
     - probaby never. n/t  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 01:35 PM   #68 
  - Isn't that what a lot of people at DU want to do to the Bible?  nathan hale   May-18-08 11:38 AM   #16 
  - No. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 11:41 AM   #19 
  - Absolutely.  Squatch   May-18-08 11:41 AM   #20 
  - Links please. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 11:45 AM   #22 
     - I'm sure you're bright enough to do a DU search.  Squatch   May-18-08 11:46 AM   #24 
        - YOU made the accusation, YOU do the search. If you won't, I will declare your post a whine. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 11:49 AM   #28 
           - Too funny. You can "declare" all you want  Squatch   May-18-08 11:55 AM   #31 
              - "well-established fact" = "some people say" -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 12:09 PM   #37 
                 - Are you dense?  Squatch   May-18-08 12:12 PM   #40 
                    - You obviously see things that aren't there. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-18-08 12:18 PM   #42 
  - Probably not "want" but most people here could care less if it happened to a bible...  Balbus   May-18-08 12:53 PM   #50 
  - So, the Q'uran thing  nathan hale   May-18-08 01:04 PM   #56 
     - Strawman?  RedCappedBandit   May-18-08 01:19 PM   #61 
     - Your post makes no sense.  nathan hale   May-18-08 04:16 PM   #78 
        - Desecration doesn't have to be an issue to ME..  RedCappedBandit   May-18-08 05:42 PM   #82 
           - Yeah, but you dropped the term "strawman"  nathan hale   May-18-08 05:50 PM   #83 
              - It seemed, to me, a strawman because..  RedCappedBandit   May-18-08 06:02 PM   #85 
                 - You still make no sense.  nathan hale   May-19-08 05:18 AM   #105 
     - It is to me - I don't give a fuck about a quran, koran, or whatever they want to call it. nt  Balbus   May-18-08 02:05 PM   #71 
        - So, asking you if I could interest you in a Book of Mormon would be waste of time? n/t  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 02:09 PM   #72 
  - We wouldn't waste our time..  RedCappedBandit   May-18-08 01:18 PM   #60 
  - 360 degree double windmill backboard shattering slam dunk  Dreamer Tatum   May-18-08 10:01 PM   #99 
  - Define "a lot"  magellan   May-18-08 10:21 PM   #102 
  - The horror!  Squatch   May-18-08 11:41 AM   #18 
  - B-b-but they shot holes in a superstition book!  El Pinko   May-18-08 11:48 AM   #27 
  - Aren't you military?  AchtungToddler   May-18-08 12:09 PM   #38 
  - I am.  Squatch   May-18-08 12:14 PM   #41 
  - Sodiers aren't tools  AchtungToddler   May-18-08 12:55 PM   #53 
  - No need for "reasons" or pretexts...  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 12:42 PM   #46 
     - yeah yeah, I know  AchtungToddler   May-18-08 12:51 PM   #49 
        - You're absolutely right. Glad we cleared that up.  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 12:54 PM   #52 
  - Insulting a culture, how progressive of you.  uppityperson   May-18-08 02:18 PM   #73 
  - It's not Holy. It is apparently holey - now.  El Pinko   May-18-08 11:45 AM   #23 
  - ...  Squatch   May-18-08 11:46 AM   #25 
  - I'd be pretty damned pissed  FloridaJudy   May-18-08 01:32 PM   #66 
  - It's just a piece of paper.  El Pinko   May-18-08 10:34 PM   #104 
  - Thank you for being so tolerant of other cultures than your own  uppityperson   May-18-08 02:19 PM   #74 
     - My complaint is more about "journalists" than it is about religious zealots.  El Pinko   May-18-08 08:27 PM   #93 
        - Ah. It's not just zealots though that consider the Kuran holy.  uppityperson   May-18-08 08:37 PM   #95 
           - That's a matter of perspective.  El Pinko   May-18-08 10:27 PM   #103 
  - ## DON'T DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   May-18-08 11:55 AM   #33 
  - Yet JIHAD and Holy WARS are a-okay.....priorities and perspectives....sigh.  jus_the_facts   May-18-08 12:01 PM   #34 
  - From Wikipedia:  AchtungToddler   May-18-08 12:07 PM   #35 
  - you say that like it's a bad thing  leftofthedial   May-18-08 12:10 PM   #39 
  - God, I fucking hate religion.  Evoman   May-18-08 12:49 PM   #47 
  - I call post title Irony first!  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 12:50 PM   #48 
  - hehe.  Evoman   May-18-08 12:56 PM   #54 
  - The war was started over fictional WMD  CJCRANE   May-18-08 01:00 PM   #55 
     - EVEN DUMBER.  Evoman   May-18-08 01:06 PM   #57 
     - Conditions in the middle east are because of religion  RedCappedBandit   May-18-08 01:21 PM   #63 
        - Only partly right...  Duke Newcombe   May-18-08 01:36 PM   #70 
           - no disagreement here  RedCappedBandit   May-18-08 02:23 PM   #75 
  - Iraq is no longer a secular country  CJCRANE   May-18-08 12:54 PM   #51 
  - Physical TORTURE is the issue ---  defendandprotect   May-18-08 02:25 PM   #76 
  - The training of soldiers  Beregond2   May-18-08 02:38 PM   #77 
  - Astonishing lack of insight and understanding  nathan hale   May-18-08 04:23 PM   #79 
  - That was NEVER the issue  Dreamer Tatum   May-18-08 10:09 PM   #100 
  - I believe you need to review the OP and rethink your assessment  nathan hale   May-19-08 05:27 AM   #106 
  - Spot on  spoony   May-19-08 05:50 AM   #107 
  - If it were the Bible would anyone whine?  ileus   May-18-08 04:54 PM   #81 
     - "Who gives a flip?"  Disturbed   May-18-08 06:04 PM   #86 

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