Sat, 23 Nov 2002 09:10:28 -0500
Quoting Chris Schechner <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> You're correct in saying they Grooed and shouldn't have assumed the
> Nigerians would agree with their values. But I hope you weren't
> saying that the ensuing riots, the brutal murder of innocent
> bystanders and the destruction of Christian churches was an
> appropriate response. That's not Grooing, it's barbaric and criminal.
I think it's a predictable response, not an appropriate response. These
westerners were idiots, would they have held the contest in front of the
Taliban two years ago, also? It's predictable when religious extremists dictate
freedom to everyone else in a country, that is unacceptable and indeed
barbaric. It's unfortunate to say this, but some countries are operating
precisely as christian countries operated during the christian Crusades. But
that was nearly a thousand years ago. It's a shame to see some today repeating
the mistakes of the past. I'm not attacking any fundamentalist religion, just
pointing out that two wrongs don't make a right.