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« on: August 10, 2005, 12:34:07 pm »

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050810/3/25fzx.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2005, 01:09:29 pm »

You can bet the folks harassing this freedom fighter are supporters of Sistani and Jaafari.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2005, 02:04:40 pm »

Kill the religous!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2005, 02:06:59 pm »

Let's ship opebo to Iraq so he can tell us the situation firsthand.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2005, 02:50:52 pm »

Of course, most Middle Eastern porn, meager as it is, is actually produced by the Christian minorities in places like Lebanon, Syria, Iran, etc.

I've actually seen some of it -- it's no better than what came from the San Fernando valley of the early 1980s (lots and lots of body hair)
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2005, 02:53:52 pm »

Of course, most Middle Eastern porn, meager as it is, is actually produced by the Christian minorities in places like Lebanon, Syria, Iran, etc.

I've actually seen some of it -- it's no better than what came from the San Fernando valley of the early 1980s (lots and lots of body hair)

Sounds like some pretty nasty stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2005, 03:08:05 pm »

Seems, like laying the wreath on Khomeini's grave went a little further than diplomatic niceties.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2005, 04:40:49 pm »

Of course, most Middle Eastern porn, meager as it is, is actually produced by the Christian minorities in places like Lebanon, Syria, Iran, etc.

I've actually seen some of it -- it's no better than what came from the San Fernando valley of the early 1980s (lots and lots of body hair)

Pretty much like the Middle Eastern liquor industry. All the alcohol is produced by Christians and is distributed by Christians. Even though Muslims are not allowed to drink alcohol they often do and when they do they get it from Christians.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2005, 08:39:21 pm »

Yay for my religion! So much better than Islam! Also note how Christian countries have FAR more strip clubs than Muslim ones. Of course I did see Somalis at the last strip club I went to.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2005, 08:41:02 pm »

Yay for my religion! So much better than Islam! Also note how Christian countries have FAR more strip clubs than Muslim ones. Of course I did see Somalis at the last strip club I went to.

That's because "Christian" countries are not ruled by Jerry Falwell or Fred Phelps.  If they were ruled by Christian fanatics, they'd be just as bad.
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2005, 08:51:07 pm »

Denmark is officially a Christian country. They have a state church. They also have gay marriage and opebo could probably live there quite happily.

And that does not explain the point being made in this thread, why is most of the porn and alcohol in the Middle East made by Christians?
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2005, 08:53:45 pm »

And that does not explain the point being made in this thread, why is most of the porn and alcohol in the Middle East made by Christians?

Well, the Muslims probably pay a lot less attention to them than to other Muslims due to their being in a tiny minority.  Can you imagine what would happen in a place like Iran if a Muslim's neighbors knew that he was producing pornography?
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2005, 09:10:51 pm »


Yes!  With lions preferrably!
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2005, 09:17:56 pm »

And that does not explain the point being made in this thread, why is most of the porn and alcohol in the Middle East made by Christians?

Well, the Muslims probably pay a lot less attention to them than to other Muslims due to their being in a tiny minority.  Can you imagine what would happen in a place like Iran if a Muslim's neighbors knew that he was producing pornography?

So then why do the Christians not care? And all the countries being mentioned are not theocracies, Lebanon and Syria certainly aren't.
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2005, 10:55:48 pm »

Denmark is officially a Christian country. They have a state church. They also have gay marriage and opebo could probably live there quite happily.

And that does not explain the point being made in this thread, why is most of the porn and alcohol in the Middle East made by Christians?

The alcohol is Christian because the Qu'ran forbids the consumption of intoxicating liquors, but the Bible is very pro-alcohol, using wine a metaphor for life and telling Christians to ritually drink alcohol to honor Christ in death.
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2005, 04:17:25 am »

I'm surprised that they even do porn in Middle East! How they do dare? It truly sounds risky business!
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2005, 10:16:35 am »

Denmark is officially a Christian country. They have a state church. They also have gay marriage and opebo could probably live there quite happily.

And that does not explain the point being made in this thread, why is most of the porn and alcohol in the Middle East made by Christians?

The alcohol is Christian because the Qu'ran forbids the consumption of intoxicating liquors, but the Bible is very pro-alcohol, using wine a metaphor for life and telling Christians to ritually drink alcohol to honor Christ in death.

Yes, Christianity is much more tolerant of alcohol but that doesn't stop denominations like the Baptists from banning it. Of course there are very few of those in the Middle East. That does not explain porn however. This simply can't be explained with the usualy Islam-apologist excuse that Christian countries are usually more modernized and secular since we're talking about the groups in the same countries here.
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2005, 10:20:20 am »

Yay for my religion! So much better than Islam! Also note how Christian countries have FAR more strip clubs than Muslim ones. Of course I did see Somalis at the last strip club I went to.

That's because "Christian" countries are not ruled by Jerry Falwell or Fred Phelps.  If they were ruled by Christian fanatics, they'd be just as bad.

That comparison of yours is disgusting. In absolutely no way is Falwell the equal to the madrassah-brainwashed Taliban or to the Shia terrorists in Lebanon and Syria.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2005, 05:51:56 pm »

Yay for my religion! So much better than Islam! Also note how Christian countries have FAR more strip clubs than Muslim ones. Of course I did see Somalis at the last strip club I went to.

That's because "Christian" countries are not ruled by Jerry Falwell or Fred Phelps.  If they were ruled by Christian fanatics, they'd be just as bad.

That comparison of yours is disgusting. In absolutely no way is Falwell the equal to the madrassah-brainwashed Taliban or to the Shia terrorists in Lebanon and Syria.

Perhaps not AS bad, but certainly not far away. Anyone that spouts the kind of bigotted bs that falwell does is an idiot, and not a true christian.
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