I’m looking at memes at 4 am in the morning.
I have not lost control of my life. I don’t have a life to begin with.
Perfectly normal feeling, citizen. Carry on.
I thought that their collab ended on amicable terms because Jon needed to stretch out his wings a bit. I had no idea that it was like that….
…and there is a red goat man offering sleigh rides. Says his home froze over. How very odd….
Runescape was/is the little game that could. It does my heart good to see it still getting love.
It has alot of potential. Good on ya!
The Double Deuce!
Suzi made Arin unfriend Jon because Jon doesn’t share her political views
Tim, I didn’t hear about this. Can you elaborate?
Then do this:
Go outside and in Portuguese, as loud as you can, tell the world, TELL THE WHOLE WORLD.
You are mad as hell and you are NOT going to take Kotaku anymore!
….that’d be what I’d do.
…..if I spoke Portuguese.
Well, given how that has turned out for you here, I think that you
should have given them a closer read before you posted, sport. ;)
“….contradicts itself multiple times, just like the Bible.”
No it doesn’t. I keep hearing this cannard about ‘Biblical Contradictions’, but
as I keep demonstrating, over and over AND OVER again in multiple forums, said ‘Contradictions’
appear to be the product of said accusers lack of engagement with the text and lack of familiarity
with context study and historical analysis.
No, people interpret it differently either from lack of study or from naked political desire and self-centered opportunism.
The same reason humans use ANYTHING to their own end, whether it be theism or atheism, conservatism or liberalism, soccer or baseball.
You can read “Islam at War” by Nafziger
as well as “The Qur’an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English” by Unal for more.
The passage, which you’ve completely misread, is about dealing with TAX EVADERS who were living inside their walls, not non-Muslims as a whole.
“While Islam doesn’t ‘technically’ force people to become Islamic, it certainly wishes to force unfair subservience to all those who aren’t Muslims. Islam literally puts a gun to
people’s heads and says: submit, convert, or die. "
As you can see, it does no such thing (no more than any other tax by any other state, nation or power).
As you can see, the only thing ‘literally’ happening here, is you being literally illiterate. ;)
“You can pick and choose all the “peaceful” verses all you like..”
It’s not ‘picking and choosing’, it’s called context study and analysis.
“Are you forgetting the numerous Quran passages that condone violence as a counter to violence? "
Only as an act of self-defense.
“Most radical Muslims consider Sunni oppression to be an “unjust act”, so therefore the Quran allows it. "
Actually, since the Quran defines the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence insofar as ‘Just War’ VERY strictly,
(the target must be military, an active violent threat, cannot result in a drawing of blood within five miles of a Mosque, etc)
…..it clear that the Quran does not and these ISIS jackholes don’t care if it did.
“Also, it is complete bullshit that Islam says there “is no compulsion for religion”. I suppose ‘technically’ there isn’t, however, the Quran makes it patently clear that non-
believer are to be completely subservient to Muslims. Ever here of the Jizya?"
Yes, I have heard of Jizya. You ever heard of studying history, sport? ;)
The Jizya was a state tax during the time of the Caliphate for non-Muslims. Since Muslims already paid such a tax (the Zakat), it was claimed as only fair that those
within their walls would also contribute, even though they were not bound to the Zakat (being non-muslim). The tax was a sign that they were loyal to the Caliphate, that they
would contribute to the same social programs as the rest, and that they contributed to the common defense.
If indeed so many hundreds of people had actually been put to death in the market-place, and trenches were dug for the operation, it is very strange that there should be
no trace whatever of all that – no sign or word to point to the place, and no reference to a visible mark.
(Had this slaughter actually happened, jurists would have adopted it as a precedent. In fact exactly the opposite has been the case. The attitude of jurists, and their rulings,
have been more according to the Quranic rule in the verse, “No soul shall bear another’s burden.”
In fact, your claim appears to be an older invention, first appearing several hundred years after the fact, despite no Semitic historian (Jewish or other Arab tribes) ever
making that claim (this is especially noted in the geographical details therein).
“Banu Qurayza Jewish tribe”
…started that particular war by attacking the Muslims first. But please, don’t mind me: continue…
“Mohammad’s famous 25 day siege that ended with the Jewish people surrendering”
That part is true. Those that surrendered and were not of the military were allowed to depart.
“…and subsequently all the Jewish men were beheaded and the women and children sold into slavery?”
That is a lie. As noted by WN Arafat,“It is unlikely that the Banu Qurayza should be slaughtered when the other Jewish groups who surrendered before Banu Qurayza and after them were treated leniently
and allowed to go. Indeed Abu ’Ubayd b. Sallam relates in his Kitab al-amwal24 that when Khaybar felt to the Muslims there were among the residents a particular
family or clan who had distinguished themselves by excessive unseemly abuse of the Prophet. Yet in that hour the Prophet addressed them in words which are no more
than a rebuke: "Sons of Abu al-Huqayq (he said to them) I have known the extent of your hostility to God and to His apostle, yet that does not prevent me from treating
you as I treated your brethren." That was after the surrender of Banu Qurayza.
Well, I’ll this for the game: it certainly helped me appreciate total despair.
…though I don’t think it was in the way she intended.
“My CPU is a Shaft processor. A pimping computer. The more booty I tap, the more I learn.”
…when WASN’T Fish-Fry a Hipster?
“this is child’s play compared to the 1992 LA Riots.”
Hey, killer dolls are nothing to sneeze at mister/lady!