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Anti-Islam pamphlet concern

By JonahBologna - 3 January 2012 35

The Canberra Times published an article about anti-Islam pamphlets that were distributed in Queanbeyan.

I also received one in my mail box in Braddon. My first thought was that the person that delivered it didn’t identify themselves on the pamphlet, so they must have known that what they were doing was wrong…but is it illegal?

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Anti-Islam pamphlet concern
whitelaughter 6:24 pm 03 Jan 12

VicePope said :

So, do any of them want to put their hands up and admit responsibility?

According to the article, it was a Chick Publications tract. So – isolated weirdo who doesn’t even have the guts to show his face.

whitelaughter 6:19 pm 03 Jan 12

2600 said :

The Chick tract says that Islam teaches and encourages violence.

Then most of the commentary on RiotACT blames religion in general for violence.

And this differs how exactly? Hate is hate.

! A rational comment! Congratulations for upping the tone of the thread, but you should probably hide before the lynch mob finds you :/

farnarkler 6:03 pm 03 Jan 12

Brings to mind the (attributed to) Clemens quote; “Religion was invented when the first conman met the first fool”.

I’m sure there are anti Christian and anti Jewish and anti Buddhist and anti Vulcan and anti Scientology cartoons out there that don’t make the front pages of a newspaper.

poetix 6:01 pm 03 Jan 12

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Classified said :

Deref said :

VicePope said :

Because, if it’s not a religion that did this, it’s something far scarier.

In my experience there’s nothing scarier than religion.

You should get out more.

🙂

There aren’t many things out there that can compel otherwise good people to commit horrific atrocities.

So you heard some of the carol singing at the Christmas service at St Cecilia’s then? Atrocious would be too kind a word. Jesus would have worn an iPod.

(Church name altered to protect the guilty.)

johnboy 5:58 pm 03 Jan 12

Ah the stench of relativism.

2600 5:47 pm 03 Jan 12

The Chick tract says that Islam teaches and encourages violence.

Then most of the commentary on RiotACT blames religion in general for violence.

And this differs how exactly? Hate is hate.

Jethro 5:25 pm 03 Jan 12

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Classified said :

Deref said :

VicePope said :

Because, if it’s not a religion that did this, it’s something far scarier.

In my experience there’s nothing scarier than religion.

You should get out more.

🙂

There aren’t many things out there that can compel otherwise good people to commit horrific atrocities.

Ideology springs to mind (although religion is basically ideology with sky-fairy magic thrown in).

Thoroughly Smashed 5:00 pm 03 Jan 12

Classified said :

Deref said :

VicePope said :

Because, if it’s not a religion that did this, it’s something far scarier.

In my experience there’s nothing scarier than religion.

You should get out more.

🙂

There aren’t many things out there that can compel otherwise good people to commit horrific atrocities.

Deref 4:28 pm 03 Jan 12

Classified said :

Deref said :

VicePope said :

Because, if it’s not a religion that did this, it’s something far scarier.

In my experience there’s nothing scarier than religion.

You should get out more.

🙂

Not if there are even scarier things out there! 😉

screaming banshee 4:27 pm 03 Jan 12

I’m with Deref, and I get out plenty.

Classified 4:03 pm 03 Jan 12

Deref said :

VicePope said :

Because, if it’s not a religion that did this, it’s something far scarier.

In my experience there’s nothing scarier than religion.

You should get out more.

🙂

Deref 3:28 pm 03 Jan 12

VicePope said :

Because, if it’s not a religion that did this, it’s something far scarier.

In my experience there’s nothing scarier than religion.

VicePope 3:15 pm 03 Jan 12

OK. It sounds funny, and it might be, to a sophisticated audience. The extract and article in today’s Canberra Times pointed to something trying to build ignorance and contempt with (!) a message of conversion to Christianity. And that’s really dangerous.
Let’s assume for the moment that it’s not from the Muslims, or the Hindus or the Buddhists or the Jews. And it’s probably safe to scratch the Christian mainstream – Catholics, Anglicans, Uniting – because they tend to do tolerance to some degree. Ignoring a sane but tiny fringe (Quakers, Unitarians) who don’t do this kind of stuff to anyone even if they could afford to, one is left with the happy clappies inspired from the less-educated bits of the USA. You know, the mob that seeks to exorcise this city of sin from Mt Ainslie, the mob related to the Sydney till-on-the-hill at Hillsong etc. So, do any of them want to put their hands up and admit responsibility? Or put their hands up to condemn this kind of hysterical hate-mongering?
Because, if it’s not a religion that did this, it’s something far scarier.

Deref 2:55 pm 03 Jan 12

😀 A Chick Tract!

I was given one in the US one time. It’s one of my treasured possessions. They’re hilarious – and mark my words – one day they’ll be highly collectable!

You can read some of them here: http://www.chick.com/catalog/tractlist.asp

This is one of my favourites: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.ASP

There are some amusing parodies here: http://www.weirdcrap.com/chick/archive.html – though, of course, the people who wrote them are going straight to Hell. 😀

MonarchRepublic 2:40 pm 03 Jan 12

Not sure on the legality side, but also in Braddon, we received a Chick Publications comic, however it was a general ‘turn to Christ and ask His forgiveness’ type one. “The Sissy” or something like that was the title. Still struck me as a bit over the top though! And like the others, the deliverer had not identified themselves.

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