Monday, October 06, 2003

Don't you just love a nice, romantic story? You know, some guys actually go over to Iraq, and they have their lives changed in a way that doesn't involve dying or being seriously wounded. Something positive happens, and they run up against stupid racist bullshit. And it is racist, since "Muslims and Christians just don't jive together." Maybe that's a realistic statement to make, but it's kind of a non-issue since these servicemen converted to Islam. Again, that may be naive, and I'm sure issues will arise - but even if that's the case, you've just gotta let people make their own mistakes. At least some people are trying to get along with people who come from other cultures.

In the end, the whole mess on not "jiving" is just another example as to why religion is stupid and dangerous.

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