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  • Reply 21 of 41
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    [quote]Originally posted by BR:

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    There is no difference between Bush saying god bless america and the terrorists saying praise allah.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Guess what, BR: Other people BESIDES Bush say "God Bless America," and other people BESIDES terrorists say "Praise Allah." I'm confused as to where you were going with that statement. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 22 of 41
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    Being an agnostic, all I want to add to this thread is may the 7 members rest peacefully and their families find hope and comfort in those around them. It is truly a terrible incident, especially given the time. Best wishes to all who were affected by the tragedy.
  • Reply 23 of 41
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    [quote]Originally posted by BR:

    <strong>



    What's with all this god bless bull? Can't everyone see that the people that hate us for being infidels are only further riled up by the constant invocation of god by our leaders?



    There is no difference between Bush saying god bless america and the terrorists saying praise allah.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'm not nearly as riled up at the constant invocation of God, but yeah...what if one or all of the astronauts were atheists?
  • Reply 24 of 41
    Well said, Peacekeeper, the name says it all.



    After someone's death, Many religions pray that a person will have their sins forgiven and will reach God, being religious many people, including George Bush, would obviously use the expression "God bless..."



    There is no difference between this and worshipping Allah, but worhipping Allah by no means makes someone a terrorist. No matter what these taliban terrorists think they are, they are not Muslims, what they do goes against everything Islam teaches is right. But in all religions you are bound to get extremist groups who manage to interpret their holy books in a way that means "kill people who beleive different things from us."



    If your not religious and don't use the expression "God Bless..." then no one's forcing you to download imacman's desktop.



    Andrew
  • Reply 25 of 41
    thank you ijerry....very nice post....g
  • Reply 26 of 41
    [quote]Originally posted by BR:

    <strong>What's with all this god bless bull? Can't everyone see that the people that hate us for being infidels are only further riled up by the constant invocation of god by our leaders?</strong><hr></blockquote>Think bible belt. Think votes. Me a cynic? Never. But I am with you on this one, BR.



    May the seven rest in peace



    - T.I.
  • Reply 27 of 41
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    [quote]Originally posted by The Installer:

    <strong>Think bible belt. Think votes. Me a cynic? Never. But I am with you on this one, BR.



    May the seven rest in peace



    - T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    To be honest, that was my first thought too when I saw the desktop: what the hell does god have to do with this? Don't you know he doesn't exist? At least for some/many people? So I would be you both on this one, though I don't really see the need to push this point so strongly. After all, it is leave or take, if you don't like the desktop, move along.
  • Reply 28 of 41
    thanks for the desktop...actually on my pc at work the words are almost completely cut off...personally i am an athesist that couldn't care less how many people say god bless you and all that...doesn't bother me in the lest...i don't judge religious people differently than non-relgious people...hopefully they will do the same for me....g
  • Reply 29 of 41
    ryukyuryukyu Posts: 448member
    [quote]Originally posted by der Kopf:

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    After all, it is leave or take, if you don't like the desktop, move along.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Exactly!

    It's ironic that people that do this bashing, are doing the very thing that they are ranting against. Which is bashing others' rights to voice their opinion.
  • Reply 30 of 41
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    Wow, are many of you completely missing the point.



    Thank you for the desktop wallpaper. I may not keep it as it is a bit grainy but it will do for now.
  • Reply 31 of 41
    guarthoguartho Posts: 1,208member
    God bless us, everyone.
  • Reply 31 of 41
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    BR:



    Out of place and unnecessary. This isn't Fireside Chat.
  • Reply 33 of 41
    [quote]Originally posted by groverat:

    <strong>BR: Out of place and unnecessary. This isn't Fireside Chat.</strong><hr></blockquote>I beg to differ. And, this isAppleOutsider.



    - T.I.
  • Reply 34 of 41
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    Fireside is dead, so shut up now.



    I have another Desktop:



    <a href="http://www.spymac.com/gallery/data/530/4726Columbia_Orbiter_Hitches_a_Ride__March_2001.jp g" target="_blank"></a>



    It's 1280*1024
  • Reply 35 of 41
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    and /mandolux/ made some too:



    <a href="http://www.mandolux.com/"; target="_blank">http://www.mandolux.com/</a>;
  • Reply 36 of 41
    brbr Posts: 8,395member
    [quote]Originally posted by Andrew Xt:

    <strong>There is no difference between this and worshipping Allah, but worhipping Allah by no means makes someone a terrorist. No matter what these taliban terrorists think they are, they are not Muslims, what they do goes against everything Islam teaches is right. But in all religions you are bound to get extremist groups who manage to interpret their holy books in a way that means "kill people who beleive different things from us."</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Why must everyone who disagrees with me completely take my words out of context?



    NEVER did I say that anyone who says praise allah is a terrorist. NEVER did I say that anyone who says god bless america is bible thumping hick.



    Government officers should simply show some restraint and not invoke god in public speeches...not only because it doesn't represent 14% of Americans, but it also doesn't help our foreign policy situations when we constantly call others evil and claim that god is somehow on America's side.



    That's all I'm saying. Seeing the words on the desktop just reminded me of Bush's many speeches. Now stop twisting what I say to serve your own agendas. The above is simply it. That's all. Nothing else. There is nothing to further interpret.



    By the way, "god is on our money so STFU" is not a valid argument because frankly it shouldn't be there.
  • Reply 37 of 41
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>Fireside is dead, so shut up now.</strong><hr></blockquote>Yeah, everyone who disagrees shut up: if you are not with us, you are against us



    - T.I.
  • Reply 38 of 41
    brbr Posts: 8,395member
    [quote]Originally posted by The Installer:

    <strong>Yeah, everyone who disagrees shut up: if you are not with us, you are against us



    - T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    One Opinion. One Point of View. One set of rules. One set of morals. One set of ethics. One America. Zeig Heil.



  • Reply 39 of 41
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    BR, you are so vehement, I'm actually pissing my pants laughing.



    And, for the first time since the demise of Fireside Chat:



    [ 02-03-2003: Message edited by: der Kopf ]



    [ 02-03-2003: Message edited by: AppleInsider Staff ]</p>
  • Reply 40 of 41
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    [quote]Originally posted by BR:

    <strong>Government officers should simply show some restraint and not invoke god in public speeches...not only because it doesn't represent 14% of Americans, but it also doesn't help our foreign policy situations when we constantly call others evil and claim that god is somehow on America's side.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    So you're saying we should appease 14% of Americans at the expense of the other 86? Face it, BR, you and everyone like you are in the VAST minority. Heck, Ross Perot got 5% more votes for president than the number of people you mentioned.
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