7379Re: [carfree_cities] Is the oil dependence problem on the radar?
- Jun 7, 2004
>Matt says:Terrorists these days are just more likely to use Islam to justify their
>it seems that you are arguing that Muslims are more likely to be terrorists
>because of their religion!
activities. Being a Muslim doesn't make one a terrorist.
> I certainly don't believe that links can be madeInteresting typoe -- religion in N. Ireland certainly was "demonimized".
>between religion and terrorism in the sense that people of a certain
>religion are more likely to be terrorists. I have grown up in the UK and we
>have lived with terrorism linked to 'the troubles' in Ireland, a conflict
>between two demonimations of Christianity.
But that conflict has been quiet recently, as the world concentrates
on the Islamic demons of jihad.
>I think it is a great shame that the US is increasingly perceived as aYes, it's true, but some of the evangelicals keep trying to make
>Christian country globally rather than a 'free' country. I thought the US
>Constitution seperated church and state (is this true?)
the US into a Christian theocracy. Our current President draws
much of his political support from his fellow evangelicals.
There's no reason for Islam and Christianity to be in conflict,
unless one believes there's only one "true" religion. People wouldn't
be much concerned with Muslims if it weren't for oil and Israel.
In fact, I suggest that if the oil in the Arab countries dried up,
terrorism would shift its base to some other region and religion.
The world is very dependent on oil, especially the US.
As the oil becomes scarce, there will be conflict.
Ideally, we should shift to powering transportation with
renewable energy. But right now, the threat is not perceived
as immediate. Maybe someone should do another film like
"Day After Tomorrow" but about what happens when the oil runs out.
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