If you get a chance please look at the pictures I posted in my thread about the Koto Hime maple. I seen your reply where you said you had one and I am not sure if this is one but it looks like the pictures I seen online, and I trust your opinion from what I have read here.
lol... dear... I'm not fighting with Harry... I would never fight with Harry. Mostly I plead for reason... and mostly he just ignores me in his own kind way. lol But I persist... because he is worth it. He has passion, which I'll take in spades over apathy. I just regard him as too smart for some of the things he says... or at least the way he says them.
I'm aware of the tolerance that Jesus preached and taught and I try my dambdest to practice it. Up till recently it hasn't been a problem because I've always been a minority here and my Dad was completely color blind but in the last decade it's been getting harder and harder to view Moslems as " just like anyone else ". Anger is a big irrational part of it but I have learned enough about Islam to know that the Prophet was NOT a man of piece and did not preact peace , love and understanding. I've also found from talking to a lot of GIs and their families that Islam , as interpreted by many modern moslems , is NOT a religion of piece. Sad but true. I also know enough history to know that both Judiasm and Christianity went through centuries of violence in the past so I can only hope the modern form of Islam is just their versipon of the crusades or the old testiment " holly wars ".
( to be continued )
Whats suprising is that they arn't good Moslems from the point of view of Islam. They don't go to Mosk , don't observe holly days and don't pray but they still exude that air of superiority. While I was teaching I had a number of Islamic students and they were generally a pain in the ass. Most of the time you couldn't tell they were Moslems until it served them to their advantage. They took off every holly day , refused to stand for the national anthem , etc. I did have one kid who was very open about it and explained that all the Moslems he new were like that. He was 17 and had never read the Quaran ( hell I've read the darn thing ) didn't know a Muala ( holly man ) and couldn't tell you when even Ramadan was. He was in school when 9/11 occured and stayed home for an entire month. When he came back I asked him why he stayed home and he said even he was now ashamed to be Moslem. ( to be continued )
I just read what set you off. Harry really does have a problem with Moslems. It's not an act like a lot of his sillyness. I sometimes wish he'd keep it to himself just because I'm tired of his rantingbut at the same time I have to admit that I too have developed a problem with Moslems in general. There is a whole slew of them living across the street and they ar good neighbors in that they don't really cause problems but after speeking to the father a few times it seems they are also very " hollier than thou " types. ( to be continued )
Glad to hear you're gettin it back together. Like you while I was doin the Big C thing I really didn't think about it as THE BIG C. Now I'm having to deal with the realization that I could have checked out. Funny how that works. You'rre not really scared till you're all better.