A self-professed Christian goes on a murderous rampage and kills nearly 100 people. Is he a True Christian? Does he still represent the faith?
According to a new study (PDF) from Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute, 83% of Americans don’t think so. In fact, only 13% of people say that a self-identified Christian who commits a crime is still a Christian.
Meanwhile, if a group of self-identified Muslims fly a plane into a building, should they be considered True Muslims? 44% of Americans say yes.
How’s that for a double standard?
It’s hard to know where to start with this comment. But here goes.
Australians enjoy the right to freedom of religion. No religion makes you more or less Australian, and nor does a lack of religion. Migrants to Australia, like all other Australian residents and citizens, are allowed to choose their religion, or to choose no religion. This right is protected by Australian law. You, Pete Hickey, do not have any right or valid reason to say which religions are okay and which aren’t.
Practising a religion does not make you racist, Pete Hickey. Calling people “gooks” and “towel heads” does. Using these terms to be a racist douchewad is against Australian law.
More to the point, assuming people who look different or have a different religion to you are not ‘ozzy'[sic] is both racist and stupid. Please do not breed.
(As for ‘Kallen Woppa Wells’, your comment is a disgrace to humanity.)
Eh? Since when were all refugees and asylum seekers Muslim? I thought the majority were coming from Sri Lanka at the moment…
See now this is just confusing. When you criticise people for being generalist and denouncing to Muslims, you’re told that it’s actually not racist because Islam is a religion not a race. Yet time after time, we see Islam attributed to foreign countries as though it was impossible for Muslims to be born in Australia and/or white!
So often you’ll hear comments about religious tolerance in ‘their’ countries, and how women from ‘those’ countries are hairy and ugly. You’ll hear about people wanting Muslims to keep ‘their’ religion in ‘their’ country, and for Muslims to fuck off ‘home’. But then have a go at these bogans and what do you get?
“It’s not racist to hate Muslims because Islam is a religion, not a race.”