Tolerance

I  am perplexed that so many of my friends are against a mosque  being built near Ground Zero. I think it should be the goal of  every American to be tolerant.  The mosque should be  allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

That  is why I also propose, that two gay nightclubs be opened next  door to the mosque thereby promoting tolerance within the  mosque. We could call the clubs “The Turban Cowboy” and “You  Mecca Me So Hot”. 

Next  door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork and have  an open barbeque with spare ribs as its daily special.   Across the street a very daring lingerie store called  “Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret” with sexy mannequins in the  window modeling the goods. 


Next  door to the lingerie shop, there would be room for an Adult Toy Shop (Koranal Knowledge?), its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store, maybe call it “Morehammered”?  


Thanks Mike (From Spain)

21 thoughts on “Tolerance

  1. Sarcasm or no, this is the way to go. I would support all of these businesses, just like I support the mosque. It’s about freedom, not tolerance.

  2. Can I open a hotel near Ground Zero? Come on? Who wouldn’t want to stay at the Ramadan Inn?

    “Hello Room Service?”
    “No food! We’re Fasting!”
    “Hello Room Service?”
    “No food! We’re Fasting!”

  3. Tolerance is a dangerous concept. According to the Portuguese philosopher Agostinho da Silva (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agostinho_da_Silva), the use of this word places you in a superior level. Maybe the meaning of the word was lost in translation, but I agree with him, and we don’t use it in Europe anymore in this kind of context. About your post, as an anarchist & atheist NY lover I agree (and laugh) with all the rest, understand your grief (that is also mine) but still don’t believe that Ground Zero was a consequence of a job commanded by a man that lives in a cave: that’s what I call pornography, to kill innocent people for obscure purposes. Thanks again for the laughs!

  4. See this is what I don’t get. We’re all running around crazy about making sure we’re “PC” but…what about basic respect?

    Would it be respectful to have a gay nightclub for “You Mecca Me So Hot”? Of course not. That isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with being gay, but rather to respect the beliefs of the Muslims inside. Similarly would it be respectful to have a Mosque right next to the place where thousands of people died at the hands of radical Muslims? Of course not. That’s not saying that all Muslims are bad, but rather that it’s extremely disrespectful given what has happened. The people of New York are very much against this being built, and I think that should be respected.

    I do agree with the basic point of the joke in this post, I just think we should approach this from the opposite direction. Rather than continuing a pissing match, just take a stand and not get too worried about “looking PC”, but out of basic human respect for those who live in the city and surrounding area who lost loved ones that day.

  5. Being politically correct is always saying you are sorry.

    The names of the businesses are too funny to use, but I like the idea of opening those businesses near the mosque.

  6. What’s the issue with the mosque?

    It’s legal. Period.

    What’s next?
    No Catholic churches within 10 blocks of a school?
    No German Beer Halls within 10 blocks of a Synagogue?

  7. Here’s what you do. Let the mosque get built, but next door sell cartoons making fun of Mohammad.

    I think you’ll see where their version of tolerance begins and ends.

    I find it very odd the same group of people who all bent out of shape at every joke aimed at them would nut understand by people might get upset at the site where thousands of people died because of someone taking their religion to extremes.

    I hope they do build it, and I support their right to do so, but I fully expect to see those same people condemning those of their own faith who are intolerant of others.

    This is something I have never seen.

  8. I find it odd that a country founded on religious freedoms (the Pilgrims came to the new land to escape religious persecution) has completely given up on this. The proposed community center, which includes a Mosque, is 2 blocks from Ground Zero. How far away is acceptable? 3 blocks? 4? 10? 100? I find it strange that Christians, Jews and Muslims all believe in the Old Testament and therefore the same God, but spend so much time hating each other and causing so many wars and death.

  9. Somebody please explain to me why everyone thinks the muslems going to this comunity center (it’s NOT even a mosque) are exactly the same as the people who had crashed into the towers.

    If you argue that they are all the same because of their evil, evil religion, why don’t you agree to just shoot them all right now as a preemptive measure? I mean, to protect American freedom and live, liberty, happiness, freedom of thought, religious practice and all that. To protect that, I think, really it’s best to kill, antagonize and oppress indiscriminately.

  10. I’m with you, infi! Fuck ’em all! PC bullshit has driven me nuts for years. Would anyone allow the KKK to build a ‘temple’ on the ground where MLK was assassinated? Not ‘no’, but ‘hell no!’. It’s not about freedom or tolerance, it’s about showing some goddamn respect.

  11. there are some really racists and ignorant comments in this thread. and if you dont think it was yours, then it is. unless you do know, and dont care.

    but answer me this: for those that dont want the mosque to be built, what if it was ALREADY there on 9/10/2001?

  12. Guess what. There WAS a Mosque inside the World Trade Center: http://www.pensitoreview.com/2010/09/10/the-real-ground-zero-mosque-was-on-the-17th-floor-of-world-trade-centers-south-tower/ So what do you say to that, Infidel?

    by the way,
    from the MW on line dictionary:
    infidel
    Main Entry: in·fi·del
    Pronunciation: \ˈin-fə-dəl, -fə-ˌdel\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English infidele, from Middle French, from Late Latin infidelis unbelieving, from Latin, unfaithful, from in- + fidelis faithful — more at fidelity
    Date: 15th century
    1: one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity
    2a : an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion
    2b : one who acknowledges no religious belief

  13. Yep, that describes our infi, so what’s your point?
    I still like the idea of a WWII Japanese memorial next to Pearl Harbor, so we can show how tolerant we are…

  14. Building the mosque has nothing to do with being PC. It’s a right. You don’t like the f*cking Constitution, then f*ucking get the hell out of this country and see what rights you have then.

  15. I like Firesmith’s idea. Both of his sides have the right, let’s see who’s tolerant.
    Having the right to do something doesn’t automatically make doing it right.

  16. I have to agree with this quote from Christina: “Tolerance is a dangerous concept.” Look how our discussion of tolerance has caused all these arguments in this thread. It’s a shame how a vast majority of all deaths in this world due to war were due to not tolerating other’s religions. This was one major factor that led me to the decision of being atheist.

  17. Paul the name is directed to the crazy muslims only not Christians aka the ones who kill anybody who does not believe what they believe,Paul if the muslims were to take America over the liberals would be the first ones beheaded be careful about who you side with

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