Here’s another amusing video from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, this one on the topic of an Islamic Center proposed in Tennessee and the growing hatred and paranoia of all things Muslim.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Tennessee No Evil|
Remember folks, religious tolerance applies to all religions. It doesn’t mean endorsing their creeds, liking what they do, or -gods forbid- agreeing with others’ beliefs. It means allowing them to practice their faiths. Ideally, it means trying to understand why others believe what they believe; but at the very least, not being a jackass about it by persecuting believers of other faiths.
This applies not only to Christians with respect to Islam and to us, as polytheists. It also applies to us and our behavior towards monotheists like Christians and Muslims.
What do you think of (and feel about) the building of Islamic Cultural Centers? Should we be tolerant if and when we are not tolerated?
- Jon Stewart’s Islamaphobiapalooza (outsidethebeltway.com)