I read an article on Yahoo News today entitled, "Anti-mosque protests on the rise..."
As I am wont to do, after reading the article, I scrolled down to the comments section. This particular piece had 671 comments at that point. The main thrust of the article was about the protest in some right-wing corners about the proposed mosque in New York City which is a couple of blocks away from the 9/11 ground zero. Apparently a whole lot of "patriotic" Christian folks aren't very happy about it...including the moose gal herself, Sarahspeare (who actually twittered about it...in the process coining new words). They consider it un-American and a slap in the face of, well...America. And it would seem there have been increasing demonstrations across the country in other communities where new mosques have been proposed.
Quite honestly, I don't give a shit, as anyone who has read this blog with any regularity would have figured out. For me, all organized religion is an abomination...with not a nickel's worth of difference in the final analysis.
One is as violent as another...although most Christians would argue that point...in the process, totally denying the history of Christianity. But that's another post, and not what I intended this one to be about.
Most of the comments were anti-Muslim, and totally backing the protesters...and...most of them were damned near illiterate. But one in particular struck me. The person who wrote it is so misinformed, that it is comical...almost. I read it again and decided that her view, and lack of logic is actually pathetic. Here it is, sans comment by me...which is a major self-restraint. what do youse guys, dudes and dudettes think? BTW - my spell check kicked in high gear after the next sentence.
One aside: The proposed mosque in NYC, is being proposed by...Muslim Americans.
I just want to say first of all, no one can take what doesn't belong to them. The United States of America belongs to Americans. There is no reason to fear another county's countrymen. We are born here and no one can take that away from us.
Second, Why is it that it is so easy for people from another country, another faith to come to America, Home of the Free, and start up businesses, obtain monies from the United States Government and build massive structures and implement their religion? I thought it is a requirement for a person to become a citizen of the United States of America, they had to give up their nation's ways and adhere to this nations ways. They were to forsake their old life style of the country they fled from and sware to live by America's Rights?
Third, Why is it is easy for people from another country to come and open up all kinds of businesses. And it is almost impossible for an person born in this wonderful country, land of the free, to obtain a $1000.00 business loan to open up a doughnut shop? These people are allowed to purchase land, build super huge homes and yes, mosiques also. They were to leave that religion behind and live the American way, unless our way is not their way and never will be to them, they just want the benefits of being in a free country.
Hardly any Americans own, Bueaty Supply Stores, Gas Stations, Jewlery Shops, Clothing Stores, Resturants, Nail Shops. They are all owned by people from another country. This you can bank on, The next person from another country will run for President of the United States, and will propable be a Muslim, a person who does not recongnize their sexuality, or Religious Person of another faith than ours.
We should be preparing our own citizens to abtain business, and be productive in America, not allowing others who by birth dose not have the same priviliges as a native born American, for they can share in the free life, but to limits. I garantee you, that an American cannot go to their country and start business, open shops, and build churches like American is allowing others to do here.