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#16 chrisj1968

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 16:47

And you don't see it as ironic that in "the land of the free" people are being punished for refusing to play the obsessive patriot? It has nothing to do with respect, and everything to do with the post 9-11 atmosphere in which people who aren't obsessively patriotic are treated with suspicion.

It's just a damn flag it's not going to harm anyone.


MANY men and women have lost their lives for that flag. I lost so much of my small bowel for that Flag that I'm barely hanging on to life myself. Do I love America? Yes emphatically.


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 16:51

And you keep using that word taliban in conjunction with christians which doesn't make any sense.


The word Taliban is plural of Talib which is derived from the arabic word Talb meaning one who yearns (knowledge). The literal translation of the word Taliban is students or scholars. So maybe he means Christian scholars. :)

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 16:58

The word Taliban is plural of Talib which is derived from the arabic word Talb meaning one who yearns (knowledge). The literal translation of the word Taliban is students or scholars. So maybe he means Christian scholars. :)


Yeah he's clearly not using it in a negative way equating them to the famous taliban we all know and love.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:01

Land of the free but if you go against it, suddenly it's not that free anymore.
Really sad, but you go USA! USA nr 1!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:02

Yeah he's clearly not using it in a negative way equating them to the famous taliban we all know and love.


lol ... where can we find those Taliban?

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:04

Land of the free but if you go against it, suddenly it's not that free anymore.
Really sad, but you go USA! USA nr 1!


Yes. Lets teach religious intolerance. We really need more of that.

Anyway, freedom of speech does not mean freedom to do whatever you like.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:07

And you don't see it as ironic that in "the land of the free" people are being punished for refusing to play the obsessive patriot? It has nothing to do with respect, and everything to do with the post 9-11 atmosphere in which people who aren't obsessively patriotic are treated with suspicion.

It's just a damn flag it's not going to harm anyone.


Well to be fair in the land of the free we're not stoning people or cutting peoples hands off.... yet.

I think freedom of speech entitles us to be able to stomp on the flag or to stomp on jesus. However most people, out of a sense of respect would not do such things. Same way you don't want to go around yelling racial slurs.

edit: let me clarify; the sense of respect is not necessarily for the flag or jesus; but for your fellow man who's beliefs may be different than yours.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:09

I'll never understand why Americans are so attached to religion (ever heard of separation of church and state?) and their flag...

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:10

It's just a damn flag it's not going to harm anyone.


If someone feels the need to stomp and disrespect a nation/national symbol, you would think they would be less hypocritical and just move out of said country.

I'll never understand why Americans are so attached to religion (ever heard of separation of church and state?) and their flag...



Right?

I mean no other countries are attached to religion. Silly Americans.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:12

Yes. Lets teach religious intolerance. We really need more of that.

Anyway, freedom of speech does not mean freedom to do whatever you like.


They didn't force the kids to stomp on the paper with the word Jesus on it.
They asked them to do it, to gauge a reaction and then talk about why some would have an issue doing so and others wouldn't.

Seems perfectly fine to me, it encourages critical thinking

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:12

nvm

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:13

MANY men and women have lost their lives for that flag. I lost so much of my small bowel for that Flag that I'm barely hanging on to life myself. Do I love America? Yes emphatically.

No, they lost their lives for their country and countrymen/women, not a piece of nylon.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:13

They didn't force the kids to stomp on the paper with the word Jesus on it.
They asked them to do it, to gauge a reaction and then talk about why some would have an issue doing so and others wouldn't.

Seems perfectly fine to me, it encourages critical thinking


It does, but at the same time I read reports that the student who refused was chastised. That doesn't promote critical thinking, it instead encourages intolerance.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:15

It does, but at the same time I read reports that the student who refused was chastised. That doesn't promote critical thinking, it instead encourages intolerance.


From what I understood he didn't get chastised because he didn't want to step on the piece of paper, but because of his reaction/attitude to the whole exercise.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 17:17

The flag one I can see him getting fired but the professor and the stomp on jesus thing I think goes against the church and state mixing thing(florida atlantic is a florida state university). That teach would have a good shot at a huge lawsuit



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