Comments on: Multiculturalism: A blasphemy or a blessing? http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rdinTempe http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-159 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:04:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-159 The comment about the Ottoman Empire is very relevant when you look at the lack of religious tolerance throughout the world. Maybe we should look at the British impact since they were mostly responsible for the breakup of that Empire:
1. Lack of religious tolerance in the UK brought immigrants to America.
2. The Protestant/Catholic conflict in Ireland exploded during the rule of Cromwell.
3. British pitted the Muslims and the Hindu in India to justify their continued presents in that part of the world.
4. The British pitted Muslim against Jew in Palestine to extend their occupation in that region.

The British learned this Machiavellian technique a long time ago. When you occupy a territory, get the different factions in the territory to fight amongst themselves and you will have a less chance that they will unite against you. And is there a better cause than religion and its fervor to get people to fight one another?

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By: scyth3 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-158 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:03:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-158 good article, about time.

raises interesting points regarding cultural reciprocity and protection of religious rights for christian minorities in countries whose citizens benefit from human rights in western countries.

one signal is to restrict immigrant quotas from states that remain passive in the face of overt persecution of christian minorities. passive being the operative word.

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By: IanKemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-156 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:30:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-156 I”m not sure “millenium-long” pressure is entirely accurate – the Ottoman empire provided one of the longest-lasting examples of religious tolerance, with Christians and Jews welcome throughout the empire, including in Jerusalem. Indeed, it’s often said that the Ottomans killed more Shi’ites than either of those groups.

We, on the other hand, have only really been practising tolerance since the end of WWII. We’ve still quite a few centuries to go yet before we can get all preachy about it.

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By: DirtieHippie http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-155 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 07:30:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-155 OneOfTheSheep, atheism doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record of treating the other with humanity, either. History hasn’t forgotten the Cultural Revolution, won’t forget the persecution of Orthodox Christians under Soviet rule, so why have you? If the humanity we show in our treatment of others is a measure of the worth of our ideas, you might want to reevaluate investing your efforts in villainizing religion–maybe consider whether the evil acts of the few can be rightly blamed on institutions that give hope and meaning to millions.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-154 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 04:31:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-154 There should be an obvious difference between “multiculturalism” and “conquest”.

What is it?

What good is a “nation” without a single culture? How is it different from the Austro-Hungarian Empire? Or Yugoslavia? Or the Soviet Empire? Many peoples under the same boot.

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By: jjmciny http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-153 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 04:04:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-153 In the end Christ wins. I read the book….LOL

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By: society http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-152 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:15:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-152 Brutally honest.

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By: ALLSOLUTIONS http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-151 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 01:06:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-151 Multiculturalism has never worked, probably never will. In Western societies, it is a pacifier to non-dominant groups. In most cases the non-dominant groups have lower qualities. Usually these lower quality groups have a higher birthrate than the higher quality groups. This creates a sub-culture that never assimilates. It is better for the nation and the high quality/dominant groups if the sub-culture groups were sent to a nation where they are a majority.

Truth is rarely nice; because it is not what people want to believe.

Censorship is evil.

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By: tnourie http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-150 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:57:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-150 “Don’t worry, the comming cultural diversity will be good for us!!” said the Aztec to the Inca as they watched Colombus’s ships arrive over the horizon.

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By: BoomerMizugama http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/01/31/multiculturalism-a-blasphemy-or-a-blessing/#comment-149 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:27:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=156#comment-149 It’s disingenuous and perhaps also intolerant to think that violence is something unique to religon, it is and always will be a shared vice for all of humanity. The 20th century saw the advent of enforced atheism, yet death and suffering did not decrease, the countries where it was institutionalized saw an incredulous amount of killing by the regimes of Stalin, Mao and Pot. The Nazi eugenics program was based off a post-darwinian goverment policy that thought why shouldn’t humanity should adhere to the same darwinian laws that rule the animal kingdom? Survival of the fittest. In this case “the blond haired blue eyed German” was considered the “fittest.” Science gave us the atom bomb which vaporized 250,000 civilians at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Science and a atheist ideology are no more clean than religeon, in fact if the numbers were to be counted it is estimated 60 million were killed by Stalin, Mao and Hitler’s ideologies in the last century, where as if you were to count all the religious deaths from the crusades to the inquistion to islamic terreorism, the number adds up to a third of that at; 20 million. Does this mean I should vilivy science and atheists? No! That vast majority of science has done incredible things for humanity and the vast majority of atheists are good, caring moral people. Just like religon has done vast good for humanity from inspiring some of most incredible art, literature and philosophy the world has ever known, too inspiring everyone to be good in ones life, help the poor, feed the hungry, encourage selflessness and I know the vast majority of christians, muslims and jews do these things and are caring and moral people. It is humanity as a whole that struggles with tolerance, violence and evil ideas, no one part of it.

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