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finnbow
01-17-2015, 12:58 PM
Officials at Duke University abruptly dropped plans to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from the iconic bell tower of Duke Chapel after online protests led by evangelist Franklin Graham and unspecified security threats.

Graham: “As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism.”

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/01/16/duke-cancels-muslims-friday-call-prayer-franklin-graham-leads-revolt/

So, does this intolerant dipshit actually believe that Duke is promoting "raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law?" I'm thinking he's too dumb to realize that this sort of shit is what has alienated Muslims in Europe (and the general lack of this sort of shit is why Muslims have integrated relatively well here).

nailer
01-17-2015, 01:03 PM
He's probably a Tar Heel.

donquixote99
01-17-2015, 01:07 PM
It wasn't all the way cancelled, but they had to play their chant from a speaker on the ground, not up in the tower as planned.

University caved to terror threats from 'Christians.'

Equality principles say that if Christians can make noise from the tower, Muslims on campus whould have an equitable opportunity to make noise from it. This is just a group seeing it's ability to sonically 'mark it's territory' threatened.

Pio1980
01-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Is Duke a Christian college that admits non-Christians? WTF??
Franklin Graham is another idiot that discredits Christianity.

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Tom Joad
01-17-2015, 05:56 PM
I'm no bagger, but that Muslim call to prayer sucks the big one.

It's really annoying.

If I travel to a Muslim country I realize that I'll have to hear it, but here in 'Murica shut it down.

I have to listen to that goddamned Christmas music for the entire Christmas season.

Isn't that punishment enough?

Boreas
01-17-2015, 05:57 PM
Is Duke a Christian college that admits non-Christians? WTF??
Franklin Graham is another idiot that discredits Christianity.

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Methodist and Quaker, then just Methodist.

Duke has only been Duke for about 90 years. It had several other names before that including Trinity College. Interesting for a university whose sports teams are called the "Blue Devils". :)

John

Boreas
01-17-2015, 06:00 PM
I'm no bagger, but that Muslim call to prayer sucks the big one.

It's really annoying.

If I travel to a Muslim country I realize that I'll have to hear it, but here in 'Murica shut it down.

And where does it stop then? Will atheists (or Muslims) insist that steeple bells no longer be rung? Will athiests (or Christiams) require that the shofar no longer be blown?

John

Tom Joad
01-17-2015, 06:21 PM
And where does it stop then? Will atheists (or Muslims) insist that steeple bells no longer be rung? Will athiests (or Christiams) require that the shofar no longer be blown?

John

I don't object to it on religious grounds. I object to it on noise pollution grounds. Have you heard that thing?

Jesus Christ almighty it's annoying as Hell.

If they would use something like Meatloaf's two out of three ain't bad instead, I'd be OK with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3qqngbvVk

Boreas
01-17-2015, 06:44 PM
I don't object to it on religious grounds. I object to it on noise pollution grounds. Have you heard that thing?

Jesus Christ almighty it's annoying as Hell.

If they would use something like Meatloaf's two out of three ain't bad instead, I'd be OK with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3qqngbvVk

Not as bad as rap.

finnbow
01-17-2015, 07:04 PM
I'm no bagger, but that Muslim call to prayer sucks the big one.

It's really annoying. ?

Actually, when traveling in Turkey, Jordan or Morocco, it adds to the exoticism of the place (except for the pre-dawn and dawn calls:(). I'm not sure it adds to the exoticism of North Carolina though.;)

Tom Joad
01-17-2015, 09:06 PM
Not as bad as rap.

I sure as Hell don't want to hear no rap blasting from no Bell Tower either.:mad:

Bell Tower stuff is supposed to be purty.

Like maybe some good old 1980's power ballads.

Tom Joad
01-17-2015, 09:16 PM
Actually, when traveling in Turkey, Jordan or Morocco, it adds to the exoticism of the place (except for the pre-dawn and dawn calls:(). I'm not sure it adds to the exoticism of North Carolina though.;)

Exotic!?

It sounds like some mortally wounded animal caterwauling in some slaughterhouse cuz the dude with the bolt gun didn't make a clean shot.

Boreas
01-17-2015, 09:57 PM
Exotic!?

It sounds like some mortally wounded animal caterwauling in some slaughterhouse cuz the dude with the bolt gun didn't make a clean shot.

They just need better gear. You know, maybe some Bose speakers or something.

John

merrylander
01-18-2015, 02:46 PM
Being as it was December and snowing I was born at home. Across the street was a small Catholic Church. It originally had no bell so the CN Railroad donated an old engine bell to the church. It sounded bloody awful and so I know that I was born about 6:00 AM as I recall Mom telling about my birth and she said to the doctor 'If he does not get here soon they will ring that awful bell' and the call to Matins is 6:00 AM.