Rare Politcal/ Religious Rant
I guess I am not Muslim and I do not understand Muslims. However, I am an atheist and I am quite regularly insulted by every religious group on Earth - except for the Tibetan Buddhists, so I respect them quite a bit. All sorts of false assumptions are made about me as an atheist, and I ignore them. So many bad things are assumed about atheists that I never publicly admit to being one. These people who make terrible assumptions do not know me and I don't care. Who cares if all Christians believe I am going to hell? I do not share their belief system. Even when people tell me personally that I am going to hell, I just don't give them any energy. Their experiences have led them to different beliefs.
I guess I also have a thick skin because I teach thirteen year olds.
So, I do not understand. I am baffled that people have actually been killed now because Mohamed has been insulted. This Youtube video was clearly produced by someone just to anger Muslims. So, if I were a Muslim, I would, oh, I don't know, ignore it?
This is my perspective: At any given moment in time, 90 percent of the world will not agree with me. So what?
All I can think of to be compassionate to the Muslim rioters world wide is this: They don't understand that one crazy person in America does not speak for America. And they do not understand free speech. This is a tragedy, that they should not understand these two concepts fundamental to our very existence. It's terrible. What can we do?