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Adorable Muslim Girl on her way to Islamic religious ceremony (Warning - graphic photos)
AFP via Yahoo! ^ | 2/8/6

Posted on 02/08/2006 9:32:41 AM PST by dead

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To: dead

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


61 posted on 02/08/2006 10:39:37 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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To: dead

Still worshipping Marduk the moon god just like they did in the time of the biblical prophet Elijha.


63 posted on 02/08/2006 10:41:36 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: bildabare
which is why mosques today still have the crescent moon on top.

BTW, about that crescent. It may have been used in relation to Ba'al Hammon, but that is not the source for Islam's use. It was also used with a star by the Christian Byzantine Empire, with probable pagan origins. The Ottomans adopted it after they conquered Constantinople, and it has been used by Muslims since.

Mohammed himself preferred a banner or flag with script glorifying Allah, and many Muslims reject the crescent as a pagan symbol.

64 posted on 02/08/2006 10:50:45 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: dead

Good Lord, they are NOT human. They're demonic beings, that's all they can be!! What a sick, perverted cult. They riot and murder over cartoons, but they smile and celebrate seeing their own children like this. I feel bad for those kids being born into this culture! They never had a chance!!


65 posted on 02/08/2006 10:51:58 AM PST by NRA2BFree (All I ask is a chance to prove that money can*t make me happy.)
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To: highlander_UW
You are correct, I've seen photos of it taking place in the Philippines. It's unbiblical, but there are some who do it within the catholic church there.

This is not a practice condoned by the Catholic Church. It was practiced in the Middle Ages, but was banned in 1261 by Pope Alexander IV. Another Papal Bull by Pope Clement in 1349 condemned flagellants as heretics.

The self-flagellation and crucifixtions of the Phillipines are not condoned by the Church. There are still some bizzare sects (such as Opus Dei and a couple of isolated monastaries) where this practice continues - but it is certainly no part of the teachings of the Catholic Church.

What about the bizzare Fundamental Protestants that still practice the weird snake handling? Should we pin that on the Baptist Church or on the Church of Christ??

66 posted on 02/08/2006 10:54:17 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: dead; nuconvert
You should see this. I think you will agree these aren't
extremists or radicals. This is mainstream.
67 posted on 02/08/2006 10:54:34 AM PST by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Aren't there also self-flagellation groups in Mexico?


68 posted on 02/08/2006 10:59:28 AM PST by Jane Austen
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To: Javelina
The posts above indicate that it is just paint.

It's not paint! They prick their scalps with a razor and
encourage the blood to flow. In this case it has to be the
parents starting little Johnny Jihad off right with blood
on his Binky. You couldn't think this was paint did you?
What would that prove to Allah? That you could fake
your devotion and obedience?

69 posted on 02/08/2006 11:01:21 AM PST by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken.)
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To: bildabare
My point being that his beliefs were watered down and altered by the peoples in that region, so some of the ancient people's practices are still used today.

None of those. His religion was partially founded on obliterating the idol religions, otherwise it was a blend of Christianity, Judaism and an effort to right some of the wrongs he saw in the culture. Some of his culture of course came into it, but he completely rejected any of the idol religions.

Aside from that, Islam did spread far, and into lands where people did not entirely give up their local religious practices, such as female circumcision.

70 posted on 02/08/2006 11:02:06 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tokra
What about the bizzare Fundamental Protestants that still practice the
weird snake handling? Should we pin that on the Baptist Church or
on the Church of Christ??


Having grown up in the mainstream Church of Christ...
snake-handling might be a way to wake up some of the rigid,
extra-legalistic congregations!

(And yes, your point is well-taken)
71 posted on 02/08/2006 11:04:28 AM PST by VOA
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To: dead

How utterly demonic.

Poor people, I wish they would know their Savior, who already paid the price with his own Blood to atone for their (our) sins.


72 posted on 02/08/2006 11:08:11 AM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: Mount Athos
No, that's real blood alright.

Yes, it is. This is a form of atonement for the tribes that would become Shi'a letting Husayn ibn Ali go to his death in the "Battle" of Karbala - it was 71 men and boys versus 30,000 trained troops, so the outcome wasn't in doubt unless they got help that they were refused.

The deal is that the house of Ali was the one the Shi'a recognized (and still do) as the only legitimate heir of Mohammet, hence the only legitimate Caliphs. They let their boy down and have been cutting themselves over it ever since.

73 posted on 02/08/2006 11:10:23 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: antiRepublicrat

Doesn't every religion have some kind of symbol that represents something important to them?


74 posted on 02/08/2006 11:12:08 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Tokra

I think it may be more modern than that, at least the way it seems on this website on mortification of the flesh...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortification_of_the_flesh#Recent_Church_documents


75 posted on 02/08/2006 11:14:25 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: dead
Ashura is a radical Shiite thing. It's bizarre.

Most of Baghdad is on lockdown (streets closed off, shops closed) for the next two days because they get quite frenzied during this "Day of Atonement."

They kind of got started today, but the next two days are supposed to be pretty wild.

This will be my third Ashura here and none of them have been particularly quiet.

76 posted on 02/08/2006 11:18:17 AM PST by Allegra (Suffering from a Malady Known as "Troll Fatigue")
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To: stuartcr
Doesn't every religion have some kind of symbol that represents something important to them?

Mohammed was pretty rabid in opposing the idolatry of his time (where people worshipped the symbols of their gods), so much that he didn't want any symbol to represent Islam for fear of that happening with his religion. So, no, the crescent doesn't really represent Islam except for the fact that the Ottomans hijacked it from the Christians 800 years after Mohammed.

However screwed up Mohammed's implementation was, he did have a good goal: you and your god, and absolutely nothing in between.

77 posted on 02/08/2006 11:20:30 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: dead

A person could run out of red ink in his printer trying to print those out....


78 posted on 02/08/2006 11:22:05 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: pillut48

Don't worry... they're just shallow but bloody scalp wounds. Nothing to worry about. Move along please.


80 posted on 02/08/2006 11:22:34 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (Enemy Idealogies: Pacifism, Liberalism, and Feminism, Islamic Supremacism)
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