Friday, September 14, 2012

Freedoms: Speech = Faith

It’s a poorly made little film!! No one takes it seriously!!

Enough already! Every religion gets trashed by somebody! Even by you!

Freedom of speech allows freedom of religion.

Freedom of religion requires freedom of speech.

React like grownups! View insults in perspective.

Violence is the wrong response. Did the film burn any vehicles?

Make a film insulting the Coptics’ Christ if you want.

Peaceful protests are much more effective than violence.

No one listens to a violent mob.

State your objections. Don’t shout your objections.

You’ve succeeded in greatly increasing the audience for the film Innocence of Muslims.

Almost no one would have seen the film without the protests.

Think about why you, personally, are protesting violently.

Never join a violent protest to prove how faithful you are!

Never join a violent protest because everyone else is!

Never join a violent protest because religious leaders tell you to!

Never join a violent protest for the adrenalin rush!

Peaceful protests are boring, but they work.

Think about why the film was made.

Do Muslims discriminate against Coptic Christians?

Think about why you think that’s all right, if you do.

Do you think Muslims are superior to everyone else?

You despise Israeli exceptionalism. Why would you be the same way?

Get used to being equal with everyone else.

Get used to everyone being equal with you.

Don’t generalize about non-Muslims.

They’re not all the same.

You want respect. They want respect.

To get respect, give respect.

Your protests against corrupt regimes were noble.

These violent protests are just immature.

Admit you’re wrong sometimes. Everyone is.

Think more. Shout less. Talk less.

Conform less.

Trust authority less.

The world will always be evil. It will also always be good.

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