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Paging poindexter, hondo, et al

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spnited, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Six Muslims kneel and pray at the gate right before they get on a plane --> A fair number non-Muslim people on that flight freak out. That's the reality I speak of.
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    If you told me you were walking down an impoverished, crime-ridden, urban, African American neighborhood and you told me you were going to yell "Screw you N-word" at everyone you saw because it is a free country and you can say what you want, I would respect your right to do that, but I would certainly advise against it.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You and I have a different idea of what prayer is, apparently, PoO.

    But, hey, to each his own.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    That officially puts you in the Hondo camp.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Might be your reality, POO. Might be their relaity. Sure as shit ain't my reality.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Umm... actually it was these guys' reality.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    We're not talking about an act that's meant to be offensive. We're talking about people freely, and within the law, practicing their religion by praying. It's not endangering anyone, despite the fear people might feel. It's not a prelude to anything, despite people's racist attitudes to the contrary.

    And let's look at the racist tag. Racism is born through fear, mistrust and lack of knowledge. If you let your fear of someone override better judgement, then you're letting your bias against them ... their clothing, their skin color, their appearance and their praying ... get in the way. And that, my friend, is exactly what racism is.

    Care to respond intelligently to that, because I'm doubting your or Hondo have any real argument against it.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    When have I not responded intelligently? And yes, I did say you had your head up your ass because think my comments were being misread, but there was a point I was trying to make there. No offense. And please don't lump me in with hondo.
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Sure. The people that freak out will probably be racist. Racist people don't fly? I'm not saying it's right to freak - just that it's bound to happen. Hence my advice. Racism is reality, unfortunately.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    And so is a person's right to pray.
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Did I ever question anyone's right to pray?
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Umm... they were "quarantined" to use your term. That's the reality. Hopefully not without repercussions, but they were.
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