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Why are so many people anti-islam?

burttin 2009/07/02 14:13:38
OBS! this is my favorite answer: "Judging Islam based on what a small percentage of them do is like judging Christianity based on what the KKK does. However, the extremists are the ones willing to cause death and destruction for their beliefs. The majority in each religion is not." -skeeter.

here's the original question:

this was actually a comment on another sodahead question, but i wanted to hear what people think about it. i wrote this. what do you think about it? (and im sorry for swearing in some parts)

(and if you were wondering, i was partly replying to some of the comments, where people had written that muslims were responsible for 9/11.)

could i become anti-christian, because of the christians behind the atom bombings? that is just a question, im not telling people what i think they should think, only asking them a question.

just to clearly state this: i am not anti-american, anti-muslim, anti-christian or anti-anything, except one thing. i am anti-ignorant.

please, when you answer, be sensible.

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isnt it a goddamn shame that islam has become something evil today? how the hell can you say that islam was the cause of the horrible things that took place in 9/11?

its like saying that christianity is evil, because hitler was a christian and he was the cause of the holocaust, or even that christianity is evil because of the hiroshima or nagasaki bombs, which were dropped by the government of a country whose national motto is "in god we trust." yeah, atom bombs are just pure fucking christian love for their fellow man.

i mean, seriously? wouldnt you call that ignorance? i see just as many sad reasons for christians to hate muslims as muslims to hate christians! also, the differences of these two religions are just made by the people who worship them, as theyre both basically worhipping the same god, only muslims call him Allah.

before you call me an ignorant atheist, i will tell you im not. i am a born lutheran protestant. but i dont feel a need to believe in god. i dont think that christianity is about praying to a god and celebrating christmas. i think christianity is just basically telling us how to be good people. to love and respect our fellow man, no matter if theyre black, muslim, gay or any other minority. as long as were nice, and fair in our decisions, it doesnt matter which god we worship. but as long as we hate eachother and are ignorant towards other people with different sexualities or faiths, we cant be good christians. and there will never be peace.

the good christian loves his fellow man, no matter who he is. he just wants to be a good person.

also, please dont take the bible too seriously. its just a book with stories, with morales. i dont believe that someone was stuck in a huge fish for days. seriously, do you believe that? its not about the fish or anything, its about what the writer was trying to tell the reader, about life. its the same thing with the rest of the bible.
ok, right, so according to the bible, homosexuality is wrong, but what about incest? how did everyone evolve from just adam and eva? i mean, the first generation were just cain, abel, seth and azura? no sisters, so... yeah.
really. dont take the bible too seriously.

i needed to get this out of my system, i just feel there's too much hate in the world.
really, think about it yourself, before accepting something ignorant people have said about a religion. islam hasnt done anything bad, some people with that religion have done something bad. (and we dont even know that it actually was muslims, what about other christians, or atheists, or extremists or fanatics, christianity has that too) i mean christianity isnt bad just because of hitler, ed gein, fritzl, or the wars waged by the US, UK, germany, the Soviet union, etc, right?

think about it. please. the world needs to come to its senses.

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there we go, now please read the whole thing or dont answer at all.

love your fellow man = everyone.

martin (who is just a kid.)
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  • burttin 2009/07/02 15:52:39
    burttin
    +2
    (reply to homeward bound)

    no. no thats not enough said.

    these (the ones beneith) are pictures of results of christian countries' actions. among them the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki. theres death sentences in christian cultures too.

    did you read averything i wrote? i actually doubt it.

    what you see in your pictures are the absolute worst examples of what people do in the middle east, but they do not necessarily represent islam. i understand that you hate these pictures, but does that mean that you hate an entire religion for what some people do, who happen to have this faith? should i hate christianity for what the US did to hiroshima and nagasaki? or for what hitler did? he was christian too, you know.
    are all christians like the KKK? just because they are christian, does that make all christians bad?


    its just suffering. and the evil deeds of others. in this case, christians. (a burn victim after nagasaki.)


    http://www.ligali.org/african...
    this is an execution of an african american. whats worse, killing someone because of how they think, or because their skin is a different color?


    this is someone being attacked for being homosexual. thats real christian and loving too.


    theres some christians executing muslims.

    all religions have some rotten fol...
    (reply to homeward bound)

    no. no thats not enough said.

    these (the ones beneith) are pictures of results of christian countries' actions. among them the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki. theres death sentences in christian cultures too.

    did you read averything i wrote? i actually doubt it.

    what you see in your pictures are the absolute worst examples of what people do in the middle east, but they do not necessarily represent islam. i understand that you hate these pictures, but does that mean that you hate an entire religion for what some people do, who happen to have this faith? should i hate christianity for what the US did to hiroshima and nagasaki? or for what hitler did? he was christian too, you know.
    are all christians like the KKK? just because they are christian, does that make all christians bad?

    hate christianity hiroshima nagasaki hitler christian christians kkk christian christians
    its just suffering. and the evil deeds of others. in this case, christians. (a burn victim after nagasaki.)


    http://www.ligali.org/african...
    this is an execution of an african american. whats worse, killing someone because of how they think, or because their skin is a different color?

    nagasaki httpwww ligali orgafrican execution african american killing skin color
    this is someone being attacked for being homosexual. thats real christian and loving too.

    african american killing skin color attacked homosexual real christian loving
    theres some christians executing muslims.

    all religions have some rotten followers. but that doesnt make their religion evil, or the rest of that religions followers evil.
    that is what i think, i hope you can give me a better explanation on why you hate islam, and from what i gather, all muslims, too. that way i can understand you better.
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  • Teh Scottish King 2009/07/06 04:18:15
    Teh Scottish King
    Islam is the religion that hates all others a friend of mine is a christain from iran islamic racists threatned her with death if she stayed





    THIS IS THE REAL ISLAM friend christain iran islamic racists threatned death stayed real islam
  • Theodon 2009/07/04 18:34:32 (edited)
    Theodon
    Why would 19 men fly planes into buildings (not to mention the thousands of other suicide bombings) if they were not doing it in the name of Islam? If you do not get the 72 virgins as a reward for militant Jihad, you are not going to blow yourself up. The rewards of martyrdom in Islam is the reason these men and (lately) women murder innocents.

    If only 1% of Muslims ascribe to the death-wish theory of Jihad then 1,500,000 mad bombers are ready to die and take anybody (including other Muslims) with them for Allah.

    If only 5% of Muslims tend to support that 1% but are not willing to die, then there 7,500,000 Jihad supporters out there willing to give aid and money to those willing to die. Remember the Palestinians dancing in celebration on 9/11.

    Personally, I think the percentages are higher.

    I am afraid the militant theory Jihadism of Islam is the main cause of terrorism in the world today and it will have to be played out to its conclusion one way or another.
  • kalynn 2009/07/02 17:16:25
    kalynn
    +1
    maybe because they are out to kill the great satan...that is us you know. that from those loving folks who decapitate their own and kill their daughters if they get pregnant outside of marriage. I can't understand that there are any people who are't anti.
  • Spider20 2009/07/02 16:00:15
    Spider20
    +1
    Because Islam extremeists are so anti everybody else....
  • burttin Spider20 2009/07/02 16:08:33
    burttin
    people seem to forget the name of the question...

    i see why people hate islam extremists, i dont blame them. but the question is why people hate islam? not islam extremists, but islam, the religion, with normal people who follow it. the 99.9 % of muslims who are regilar people, and not extremists.
  • ☼ Homew... burttin 2009/07/02 16:48:00
    ☼ Homeward Bound ☼
    Where did you get that number?
  • burttin ☼ Homew... 2009/07/02 16:58:01
    burttin
    its not i real number, its not official or anything, i just wrote it to prove a point, like the way you wanted to prove your point by sending those pictures.
    its not correct, since theres about 1.8 billion muslims in the world, and for an example al qaida is believed to have about 200-300 members, with less than a hundred known ones, so 99.9% is actually a lot :D

    i assumed, when writing it, people wouldnt focus on the number, but on my point. i hope thats cleared up now.
  • ☼ Homew... burttin 2009/07/02 17:07:24
    ☼ Homeward Bound ☼
    The difference is this....those pics are absolutely REAL. You admit that your numbers are not.
  • burttin ☼ Homew... 2009/07/02 17:14:20
    burttin
    yeah, they are real, and i never said that your pics werent real, i just said that your wanted to prove your point with them. my numbers werent real, but i never claimed them to be. ok, enough already :D

    ps. terveisiä perheellesi, your husband should understand that :D

    again, no hard feelings. :D

    martin
  • Spider20 burttin 2009/07/03 20:01:21
    Spider20
    People don't make a distinction between the Islamists and the extremeists for one reason...it's human nature.....
  • burttin 2009/07/02 15:52:39
    burttin
    +2
    (reply to homeward bound)

    no. no thats not enough said.

    these (the ones beneith) are pictures of results of christian countries' actions. among them the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki. theres death sentences in christian cultures too.

    did you read averything i wrote? i actually doubt it.

    what you see in your pictures are the absolute worst examples of what people do in the middle east, but they do not necessarily represent islam. i understand that you hate these pictures, but does that mean that you hate an entire religion for what some people do, who happen to have this faith? should i hate christianity for what the US did to hiroshima and nagasaki? or for what hitler did? he was christian too, you know.
    are all christians like the KKK? just because they are christian, does that make all christians bad?


    its just suffering. and the evil deeds of others. in this case, christians. (a burn victim after nagasaki.)


    http://www.ligali.org/african...
    this is an execution of an african american. whats worse, killing someone because of how they think, or because their skin is a different color?


    this is someone being attacked for being homosexual. thats real christian and loving too.


    theres some christians executing muslims.

    all religions have some rotten fol...
    (reply to homeward bound)

    no. no thats not enough said.

    these (the ones beneith) are pictures of results of christian countries' actions. among them the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki. theres death sentences in christian cultures too.

    did you read averything i wrote? i actually doubt it.

    what you see in your pictures are the absolute worst examples of what people do in the middle east, but they do not necessarily represent islam. i understand that you hate these pictures, but does that mean that you hate an entire religion for what some people do, who happen to have this faith? should i hate christianity for what the US did to hiroshima and nagasaki? or for what hitler did? he was christian too, you know.
    are all christians like the KKK? just because they are christian, does that make all christians bad?

    hate christianity hiroshima nagasaki hitler christian christians kkk christian christians
    its just suffering. and the evil deeds of others. in this case, christians. (a burn victim after nagasaki.)


    http://www.ligali.org/african...
    this is an execution of an african american. whats worse, killing someone because of how they think, or because their skin is a different color?

    nagasaki httpwww ligali orgafrican execution african american killing skin color
    this is someone being attacked for being homosexual. thats real christian and loving too.

    african american killing skin color attacked homosexual real christian loving
    theres some christians executing muslims.

    all religions have some rotten followers. but that doesnt make their religion evil, or the rest of that religions followers evil.
    that is what i think, i hope you can give me a better explanation on why you hate islam, and from what i gather, all muslims, too. that way i can understand you better.
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  • ☼ Homew... burttin 2009/07/02 16:50:55
    ☼ Homeward Bound ☼
    Yep...I read it. The question is this......why are so many people anti islam. I answered it very clearly. I would ask you.....why are so many anti Christian?? The answer to these questions are so complex and very, very spiritually based that it would take a long time to explain it to anyone's satisfaction. It is basically good vs. evil.
  • burttin ☼ Homew... 2009/07/02 17:05:45
    burttin
    +1
    i agree, it would take a long time to explain, because no explanation would be accepted by everyone. for an example, the muslims would consider it a battle between good and evil too, only with reversed roles.

    im glad i got to discuss this with people who arent completely impossible to talk to, and i thank you for that. i think we both realize that further discussion will lead to nothing, so i suggest we just agree to disagree and continue to live our lives. :D
    i wont change my mind, and you wont change yours, right? (finnish custom to thank the other one after a discussion :D ) have a nice day.

    martin
  • ☼ Homew... burttin 2009/07/02 17:08:39
    ☼ Homeward Bound ☼
    My husband is full blooded Finnish.....and you are right....I am not going to change my mind. You have a nice day too....

    Judy
  • ☼ Homeward Bound ☼ 2009/07/02 15:16:26 (edited)
    ☼ Homeward Bound ☼
    +2
















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  • The San... ☼ Homew... 2009/07/02 16:18:51 (edited)
  • say what? 2009/07/02 14:46:36
    say what?
    Radical Islamist spread their faith with fear and violence,oppress their women and non conformist.They teach their kids that all non Muslims are their enemies.They are an evil godless cult with no respect for life or liberty.Their goal is world domination by any and every means possible.They are an abomination before God and a foul infection on this planet.
  • burttin say what? 2009/07/02 14:53:46
    burttin
    +3
    that sounds an awful lot like radical christianity, aswell, to me. "They teach their kids that all non Muslims are their enemies" - but by saying that, youre (who i assume is a christian) telling people that you think, or not even what you think, but how you assume it is, and that is that muslims are evil? thats basically the same thing, isnt it?

    also RADICAL ISLAMIST, which is like 0.2 percent of all muslims, could be more, could be less. i would say the numbers are pretty much the same for RADICAL CHRISTIANS.

    finally, "They are an evil godless cult"... godless? what about their god allah, which directly translates into "god". its like saying that swedes arent christians because they call god "Gud" or that finns arent, because they call god "Jumala". but theyre christians too, you know.
  • say what? burttin 2009/07/02 15:47:35
    say what?
    I don't know of any present day radical Christians,Hindus,Buddist etc that are comparable to the Taliban or Al Qaeda.I'm sure there are a few but their countries and fellow believers keep them in check and don't let them take control of the country or general population.What I said needs no assumptions or words added to it to make it sound like any thing but what I said.The only"God"a radical has is his own ego and quest for domination.They can dress it up with all the words they want and it will not change anything.
  • burttin say what? 2009/07/02 16:01:25
    burttin
    +1
    "and don't let them take control of the country or general population."

    al qaida doesnt control either one. they are a terrorist organisaton, and they are seen as a threat by islamic countries too.

    i realize that i cannot change your opinion. but i just want you to know this: hating other religions isnt very christian. its just not right. hate is incredibly unecessary, no matter if its against people, cultures, religions, or countries. whay do you think a lot of muslims hate america? propably because a lot of the americans today blame an entire people for what a small group of terrorists did.

    i hope one day, youll learn to love and forgive people for what they have done. for you have sinned too, you know that. i have sinned, i know that.

    i hope one day, youll actually be a good christian. or if not a christian, a good person.
  • say what? burttin 2009/07/02 16:07:52
    say what?
    I see you have a fondness of making assumptions.
  • burttin say what? 2009/07/02 16:14:15
    burttin
    actually, i dont.
    i apologize if i made you believe that, but what i have written is basically what i understood from what you have written.
    im sorry if i misunderstood, and in that case id really appreciate it if you clearly stated why you dont like islam, in a simple way, so i can understand the way you think, and understand your opinion.

    just write really simple why you dont like islam, not islam extremists, but the religion itself, and what you think is so wrong about it.
    not anything about the people, but just the religion. that is what the question was about.
  • comptech - Quit whining please 2009/07/02 14:45:28
    comptech - Quit whining please
    +2
    I am against "extremist" in any religion especially Christianity. I think religion should be a personal choice and a protected right, but, when anyone imposes their belief system on me, that is when I take offense personally.
  • spacehawk 2009/07/02 14:28:45
    spacehawk
    Islam like the rest of other religions are oppressive, manipulating lies,hate spreading institution of prejudice.

    That is why I am anti-islam and before you take a Jihad out on me, keep in mind that I am against all religions,

    :)
  • burttin spacehawk 2009/07/02 14:36:16
    burttin
    +2
    jihaaaaad!

    just kidding, i know, poor taste, but hey, its comedy :D even though it wasnt particularily funny :/

    i see what you mean, and why you have that opinion, but i also ask you to think about what most religions have in common: their message for peace and understanding. i'd rather say that some people who practise their religion a lot to the extent of other peoples "suffering", are "oppressive, manipulating lies,hate spreading".

    comment? thank you by the way for answering what you think :D
    keep in mind that i do not practise any religion regularily, i just live in a christian society. i am not a practising christian, if thats the term im looking for :D
  • spacehawk burttin 2009/07/02 14:41:39
    spacehawk
    +1
    :), I can appreciate a sense of humour.
    Please note that I am not against Muslims. I have respect for people practising their faith, I just do not have respect for faith/religion.

    If we could press a button and make all religions disappear all of us on this planet would still want peace and prosperity, respect and happiness.
    And that is how we should live our life and allow others to live theirs.
  • burttin spacehawk 2009/07/02 14:46:38
    burttin
    +2
    exactly. well said.
  • The Sane One 2009/07/02 14:19:47
    The Sane One
    +1
    Ignorance, for the most part.

    They don't know that much about them; what little they have heard has been negative.

    What people see is the sensationalist side-- the extremists.

    Nobody pays any attention to the vast majority who are NOT extremists, who actually get along quite well with other groups of people that may not share their religion.
  • burttin The San... 2009/07/02 14:37:57
    burttin
    +1
    well said.
  • Skeeter... The San... 2009/07/02 14:39:57
    Skeeter -Hmm, Hmm, Hmm
    +2
    The same could be said about Christianity. All the media shows is how some have done the opposite of what they believe. Nobody seems to pay attention to the vast majority who ARE doing what they say they believe.
  • burttin Skeeter... 2009/07/02 14:43:25
    burttin
    +1
    absolutely. i once met a muslim who told me he was surprised to see christians who care and are nice to eachother. he actually said that :D so its the same thing for us.
  • Skeeter... burttin 2009/07/02 14:48:14
    Skeeter -Hmm, Hmm, Hmm
    +1
    Judging Islam based on what a small percentage of them do is like judging Christianity based on what the KKK does. However, the extremists are the ones willing to cause death and destruction for their beliefs. The majority in each religion is not.
  • burttin Skeeter... 2009/07/02 14:55:30
    burttin
    which is exactly what ive been trying to say. thank you, sir, for understanding what most people dont seem to understand :D

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