As a matter of fact, the typically violent
Evidence of stone tool making in the pre-historic eastern Mediterranean stretch’s back to 130 thousand years B.C.E. The first signs of cultivation of grain began in the fertile crescent 10 or 12 thousand years ago. People gathered into communities, empires grew and waned. The guiding principles remained pretty much the same. Might was right, if I subjugate or kill you, it means my Gods are better than yours. I decide what is right and wrong and no karmic imbalance happens. If I win, you deserve what you get. Armies of killers roamed all places. Kingdoms were on the tip of a sword innocents were fodder for warlords and nothing more.
The magnificant coliseum in Rome, built by with war booty from a Roman slap-down of the Jews and a destruction of their Jerusalem Temple, the daily murder of tens of thousands of innocents in middle and south America sacrificed by the Mayans, or the blood-soaked mortar of Chinas great wall, are testimony to humanities endless endless capacity for cruelty in service to greatness. Mention could be made of such tragedies as Stalin’s 20 + million dead, or Hitler’s murder of 6 million plus during WWII, but the count is endless and spans the entire history of mankind.
Jesus was crucified a couple of millennia ago. He was a Jew who wandered the middle east pushing a message of peace and love that was so threatening he was tortured to death by the Roman occupiers (at the shrill behest of the local clergy) of Jerusalem. Jesus threatened the status and position of the local Jewish religious leaders of Jerusalem who lived in affluent repose, and were not about to let a wandering vagrant threaten their jobs with his growing popularity
This man, who preached love and tolerance, emerged from an era that respected power and violence above all. He spoke of spiritual values rather than subjugation of others. To this day we struggle with these conflicting drives. Nonetheless the societies that follow his teachings have become more successful than any other groups No doubt that that Christians can and have failed these values, but in balance, we have brought abundance and at least sporadic civility to many. Today evil that is growing in the middle east will not stop its holy war until it finds victory over cultures that offend Muslim sensitivities.
I am sorry but shoving your date to the ground and slapping her till she quiets down does not qualify as foreplay.
How does one get an erection to do a rape. As much as I’ve tried I have never achieved that particular condition to do a rape. So I let her pick up the check, refuse to open the door for her and fart loud and long at the cash register. I don’t get many return engagements…but I don.t get arrested either.
The above-mentioned misbehavior was just humor. OK, got that?
The election is over. This vid was recorded before the election and it reinforces the truth that America dodged a bullet with the election of DonaldTrump. Pat Condell, the gentleman you will see on this vid. is an excellent wordsmith. I never fail to learn something from him when I take a moment or two and listen. So take a moment and listen.
I always have something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. But this time I am humbeled to my apostate knees and compelled to thank God we have a good ol’ fashioned bully boy in office. Just as long as he keeps his guns pointed the right way!
Please KLIKDAPIK, words of true courage and wisdom are expressed in the linked article. There is nothing that I can add, (I am a white male) that would be more eloquent than the message of courage and honesty of this woman.
Legend has it that in order do his dirty business, Dracula cannot merely invade our home. The victim must invite the demon across the threshold.
I have always been impressed with Pat Condell. His rant is anything but a rant. Logic and the scientific mind of western thought prevail throughout. And this diatribe is but a harbinger of things to come. If America doesn’t awaken to the fact that what can happen across the pond is ours to accept or reject.
How deep is the of hatred of women in a culture that looks at you with disbelief when you condemn them for rape. How twisted are the values in a culture when the same crowd riots and kills people when a cartoon of Mohammad is published.
The ugly truth is that some religions are bad. Some cultures, (usually based on a bad religion) are bad. And sorry, baby-butt , many people are bad. KLIKDAPIK !
POOR THUGEES! HUNTED TO EXTINCTION BY THE BRITISH !!! OH! THE HUMANITY !!!
The country of Pakistan was “fabricated” for Muslim use because they couldn’t get along with the Hindus in India.
Why?Frustration is counseling the victim of chronic beatings from their spouse, only to have them return to the beater time and again. Why? What benefit can come from suffering?
There are many reasons for cutting endless slack with miscreants. One tributary of shame and guilt lay in our drive to find solutions and closure in conflicts. We want to “get along” with the other playmates on the playground, we want to be liked (and/or loved), and, whether you are a believer or not, we are Christians by programming and we are automatically good if we turn the other cheek and be “good little Christians”. So you get a little dose of “instant karma” and be righteous little westerners.
As a psychotherapist I have had the conundrum of self-mutilation to deal with on many occasions. The visible pain is in the cuts on a 13 year old girls arm. If I had a dollar for every child brought in for counseling “cutting” I would be filthy with funds. This purging through self-inflicted injury is as old as the flagellants who spent the dark ages, shredding their backs through self-inflicted whipping. Through pain the price of admission to inner peace is paid. That old enemy, shame, stands like an axman by the road, waiting to decapitate non-hackers. And, in the heart of many progressives, the fear of “being bad” in the eyes of the world is unbearable. Self guilt, and the eternal self-damnation of progressives acts as the buffer against doing the dirty work of taking a stand and possibly pissing off another “Unicorn Jockey”. So we wait to see what the Mainstream says to form an opinion, and the Mainstream always takes the hit. The price is paid, “OH! Such pain! (for a minute) now I can get back to my Latte.”
I concur with Uncle Donnie’s intuition about Brussels as per his submission about three months ago. I am more impressed with the man who trusts his instincts enough to trust his gut feeling about a thing. I have always cultivated a sensitivity to my gut. You’re gut will never second guess you into the wrong answer! I have got to hand it to him on this call. He felt it a couple of months ahead!
Criminal behavior is an area of specific training and experience for me. I always got a chuckle thinking about how creative and spiritually dedicated many of the long-term convicts become when they are incarcerated. I have some art contrived by inmate hands that shows real talent.
Time and incarceration puts butts in the chairs for A.A. meetings, art classes, dog training etc. The creativity of incarcerated people is endless.
Until they are released. Then all the good intentions get dumped in the trash can as they leave.
Spiritual indoctrination is hot and heavy behind bars as the “captive audience” is evangelized by other inmates. In the course of many conversations with Muslim recruiters, (usually black gentlemen) I learned much of the attitudes that prevail.
When queried concerning their relationship with non-Muslims. We are, as Kaffir (non-Muslim), a pest that should either be converted to Islam, be made a Dhimmi (lower caste citizen with no rights), or be put to death. One gentleman interviewed asserted that until conversion or death, we are categorized along with cockroaches and need “exterminated”. Of course, for the lions share of convicts, most they have learned in jail goes right out the window when they hit the streets. They go on with their lives as criminals. The world gets a bit more dangerous.