A Dozen Good Eggs

Friday, February 12, 2010

more outrage

I got this email about a postage stamp that celebrates muslim hoidays. and how no one should buy it because after all lets remember all the bad things muslims have done to us. here is what it says

REMEMBER to adamantly & vocally BOYCOTT this stamp, when you are purchasing your stamps at the post office.
All you have to say is "No thank you, I do not want that Muslim Stamp on my letters!"

To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of Pan Am Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Military Barracks in Saudi Arabia !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on 9/11/2001 !

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!
ok first of all was it a MUSLIM attach on 9/11 or an AL QUAIDA attack? they are not interchangable any more than christianity and abortion bomber are interchangable.

so lets think about some of the crimes Christianity has wrought upon society.
Priests who think they have absolute power over young people and sexually abuse them using their power of authority to take advantage.

salem witch trials

persecution of the Jews in WWII

Catholic monks and priests condoned and participated in executing Serbians in Croatia

Christianity orignially viewed disability as due to sin.

People bomb abortion clinics and kill abortion doctors in the name of Christianity.
(how is this different than bombing planes in the name of muslim?)

so lets remember that Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill
and yet all these things happened in the name of Christianity.

by that same token
The Prophet Mohamad said to his army before going to a fight "Depart in the name of Allah, and by his help. And kill not any old man nor young boy nor child, nor woman, But be good doers for Allah loves those who do good.
and all these things happened in the name of muslim

so if all muslims are bad due to the actions of some, then all christians are bad due to the actions of their members.

you cant have it both ways. if you CHOOSE to believe in Christianity that is your CHOICE. If others choose to believe in Muslim religion that is their CHOICE. how does YOUR choice negate someone ELSE's right to choose? because you choose one doesnt mean the other is wrong. Religion preaches tolerance and its members somehow translate this to intolerance in the name of their religion.

I make no secret that I choose no religion. But here I am in my non religion with a passion for human rights. while the religions spend their time attacking each other.


  1. The Muslim stamp was first put out in 2001 and celebrates 2 Muslim holidays and is re-issued
    once a year to commerate the Islamic holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
    No, I am not a Muslim-far from it but I did look it up on Snopes.com to see what they said.
    I am glad you made us aware of it. I agree, we SHOULD NOT purchase any of them. I can't believe we sell them.

    I am a mother of 6 and enjoy reading all the adventures of your family. Wish I were young enough to adopt like you did I knew nothing about DS children and how they are treated in their countries until I came across yours and other blogs. I look forward to reading how Ben and Sophia are doing.

  2. Thank you for posting this, and THANK YOU for not buying into the crap.

    Tolerance is key. I have many muslim friends. Just because some muslims do a bad thing does not mean that all muslims are bad people. Just like you said, just because someone is christian doesn't mean they're going to go kill an abortion doc.

    I think dottie missed the entire point of this post. It is small minded to think that we should boycott an entire group of people because of a few of their members.

    "because you chose one doesn't mean the other is wrong. Religion preaches tolerance and its members somehow translate that to intolerance in the name of their religion"

    Um, I love that quote. Can I hug you? Seriously.

    No religion is perfect. No religion is made up entirely of good or bad people. It would be foolish to condone an entire religion because of what they call their god.

  3. thanks molly. Im glad you "got it" I get so tired of the anti muslim attitude. I am not muslim. I dont even KNOW anyone muslim. I just dont think it fair to lump them together because of the actions of a few.

  4. Thank you for this post! You said it well. Hugs from Iowa.

  5. Tammi, you said it well. I have a hard time with intolerant people and the ones who seem to be the most intolerant are the Christians. Now that should get me a blast from a lot of people but....history is full of Christian people who seem to think god is on their side and that gives them license to do bad things to others (on whose side god is not). Western history is full of Christians doing really bad stuff to others in the name of god. We can start with the crusades, move through the pogroms, see the Inquisitions, look at Ireland and Serbia and it continues today. Lots of people do bad things in the name of god so let’s not put all the blame on the Muslims, who also do bad things in the name of god. Maybe god should be more selective on who s/he choses to be his/her people.

  6. I am a Christian, but I still agree with what you've said here. there is absolutely no reason to boycott Muslim stamps. People who would suggest we do so are ignorant and intolerant.