[Groop]OT-Nigeria (sorry)

jo567779@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu jo567779@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
Sat, 23 Nov 2002 09:10:28 -0500

Quoting Chris Schechner <schechnr@flash.net>:

> John,
> 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.
> Chris

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.