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September 25th, 2012
04:35 AM ET

Ahmadinejad on race and religion

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks to CNN's Piers Morgan about people of different ethnic backgrounds and religion.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Iran

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  1. hippypoet

    belief itself isn't a bad thing. i can say that honestly and believe those words. any belief that makes one want to be a better person is a grand belief to be sure! however, the belief in something unpovable full heartedly is what i find to be disconcerting. the real issue with religion is when those that believe full heartedly run a country or when the majority of the cizitens are religious. For as we all know, the majority make the rule. wether it be thru having more votes or greater numbers in your army the idea is the same, strength in numbers! But when this is the case what you get is oppession.

    any religiously ran government is an oppressive one. All religions state what people should, should not, can, and can not do and even at times religions state when one should do these things. it is in its most basic function a form of social control that warps the mind of the creature being controlled so that the end result is a person who willin
    gly acts in accordance to that very same oppressive government thereby making the government appear to be not controlling at all.

    it is a very nice trick, but aren't tricks for children?
    should we not grow up?
    are dreams really worth giving reality up?
    how is a hope greater then knowledge?
    why aren't other things taken at face value with the same "faith"?
    if anything then at least shouldn't the tenets of your faith be adhered to and be upheld?
    should you stone your own children because they were dissrespectful to you?
    should you kill those of differing cultures or beliefs because they have differing cultures and beliefs?
    would you allow those that survive YOUR jihad to be enslaved and turned into property?
    should women be viewed as property and treated as such?
    how many commandments do you follow and how many do you think there are?
    shouldn't the followers of the abrahamic faith know the answers to these questions?
    was hope greater the knowledge?
    did the dream live up to its reality?

    food for thought.

    September 27, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  2. 200 TON HAMMER

    can any muslim explain 1st Kings Chapter 8:41~43?????????

    September 27, 2012 at 3:40 am |
  3. hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

    Racism is hinduism, source of hindrance to truth absolute by pot head hindu sanatans, criminal goons of Egypt and Persia to make humanity their gentile, slaves, human is the spirit, not the body, as hindu's ignorant claim in their hinduism, denial of truth absolute. A crime against humanity and Truth absolute, God. For more visit limitisthetruth.com and click on Word choice on website to open file.

    September 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  4. Mark from Middle River

    "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things" and "Atheism is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!"

    Good grief you too. Isn't this blog supposed to be for back and forth discussion? If everyone just cut and pasted post then no one is getting any where and the lack of impact or meaning serves neither of you. Its easy to cut and paste. Do not take the easy and worthless path both of you.

    September 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      Atheism, self center ism, secularism, pig ism, denial of truth absolute is the way of hindu's, criminals and animals, human have nothing to do with it.

      September 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
    • mama kindless

      "Good grief you too."

      I think you mean – "Good grief you two."

      September 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
  5. test 123

    fu(b)c(/b)k

    September 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Total Fail

      Total.
      Fail.

      September 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  6. derp

    His comments about gays are funny because they sound just like republicans.

    You know your position on a subject sucks, when Ahmadijonmustard agrees with you.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • therealpeace2all

      @derp

      LOL... Well said ! 😀

      Peace...

      September 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  7. 200 TON HAMMER

    Please show me in over 3,000 years ago that king david who was jewish hebrew
    who read from a very jewish torah scroll
    go to consult the urim thumim in which the high preist which kept those two stones with the ephod plate the high preist was very jewish from the tribe of Levi king david was a man after adoni heart of the messianic kingdom that jesus came from

    September 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • khepera420

      What the devil are you even saying?!?!?!?

      September 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      David was not a hindu Jew, filthy self centered, secularism, follower of pig ism, but obedient to Truth absolute, He was a Hebrew, dedicated to truth absolute and having nothing to do with hindu Judaism, self center ism, pig ism, way of hindu Jew's and animals.

      September 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • 200 TON HAMMER

      Man made religion is going away all the small gods of man made false religions again no man says too a woman I religion you,no he says I love you its about relationships and love a covenient love of unconditional love from GOD Almighty

      September 26, 2012 at 5:55 am |
  8. Reality

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers, Flight 93 and the Pentagon?

    And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror?

    The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means.

    Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed.

    Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein

    . Until then, no Muslim especially Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................

    September 25, 2012 at 10:24 am |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      hinduism terrorism of hindu Jew's terrorist self centered and hinduism, terrorism of their hindu terrorist gentiles slave Christians drove Muslims\'s to answer their hinduism terrorism in kind, hindu ignorant.

      September 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • Reality

      Putting the kibosh/”google” on all religions:

      • As far as one knows or can tell, there was no Abraham i.e. the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are non-existent.

      • As far as one knows or can tell, there was no Moses i.e the pillars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have no strength of purpose.

      • There was no Gabriel i.e. Islam fails as a religion. Christianity partially fails.

      • There was no Easter i.e. Christianity completely fails as a religion.

      • There was no Moroni i.e. Mormonism is nothing more than a business cult.

      • Sacred/revered cows, monkey gods, castes, reincarnations and therefore Hinduism fails as a religion.

      • Fat Buddhas here, skinny Buddhas there, reincarnated Buddhas everywhere makes for a no on Buddhism.

      Added details available upon written request.

      A quick search will put the kibosh on any other groups calling themselves a religion.

      e.g. Taoism

      "The origins of Taoism are unclear. Traditionally, Lao-tzu who lived in the sixth century is regarded as its founder. Its early philosophic foundations and its later beliefs and rituals are two completely different ways of life. Today (1982) Taoism claims 31,286,000 followers.

      Legend says that Lao-tzu was immaculately conceived by a shooting star; carried in his mother's womb for eighty-two years; and born a full grown wise old man. "

      September 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  9. Atheism is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

    It's really best for all people including children to have an agnostic approach to god, and an atheistic approach to all religion. It keeps things simple for kids, and lets them be all that they can be. They just need to be taught that some things, like all religion, were just made up by salesmen and politicians from long ago. (Yes, charlatan folklore and spam started long before the Bible; what would make you think they hadn't?) And they need to be taught that other things, like God, we really don't know a damn thing about.

    Atheists have strong minds and don't need a religion. Many religious folk have the best intentions. But too often, religious folk run and hide their misdeeds within their religion (and by doing so, they disserve society). And too often, religious folk are easily offended when someone mocks their make-believe characters – and, as we can see they can get really CRAZY!

    Although there are many religious folk with good intentions – some selflessly helping others, religions and religious organizations are, as a whole, just big old clubs – each trying to out do each other and inspiring hate and division (often disguised as love) along the way. The problem is that people too easily buy into religion and don't realize how unfounded it all is. And when they buy into it, they buy into a lot of really old, really weird tenets that are nothing but harmful for the human species.

    Take Christianity, for instance. Just look at all the things that Christians argue about amongst themselves today – abortion, men's and women's roles in the church, celibacy, contraception, acceptance of gays, etc. Most of these issues have their roots in the conflicted, unfounded tenets of early Christianity. Non-Mormons harp on Joseph Smith these days. But we really don't have any more proof at all to believe that Paul, the self-proclaimed "apostle" was anything more than an ordinary man who needed to make up religious "sales literature" to survive and spread his own personal beliefs. And yet a good chunk of the NT is attributed to Paul and accepted by many Christians. And a lot of what he wrote about has to do with many of the issues I mentioned above that have Christians fighting amongst themselves hundreds of years later. It's way too unfounded to argue over.

    Get a good cup of tea, and sit down and collect your thoughts. If you find it helpful to pray to a god, fine. But it is really healthier for the mind to leave behind all the characters that people over the centuries have invented or given powers to, for which there is little or no foundation. Because with those invented characters and powers – that's where division and hate join the little party in your mind. That's where, in your mind, you are inheriting the division and hate from ordinary politicians, lobbyists and salesmen from long ago. My goodness.

    mama kindless

    September 25, 2012 at 7:32 am |
  10. AvdBerg

    For a better understanding of the division amongst the religions of this world and the history of Islam and the Middle East we invite you to read the articles ‘World History and Developments in the Middle East’, ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and ‘CNN Belief Blog – Sign of the Times’, listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how and by whom this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9.

    September 25, 2012 at 6:42 am |
    • mama kindless

      Revelation my ass. Written by someone high as a kite. St John, the Opium Addict, evidently.

      September 25, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • Jane

      Mama watched Pastor Murray's show this a.m. Too bad you still love being evil.

      September 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  11. 19and19

    AL-LAH is the one and only true GOD of all Universe/Universes and whatever in them;
    AL-LAH is the one and only true GOD of Abraham, Ishmael, Moses, Jesus, David, Muhammad;
    AL-LAH is the one and only true GOD of all people!

    Here are the most Solid and Clear ultimate "Mathematical Proofs:"

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com
    UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES

    September 25, 2012 at 6:22 am |
    • .

      ALLah is a pervert and Moohammed is his goat.

      September 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  12. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    September 25, 2012 at 5:27 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. The degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is 0.0. To help you understand the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements, I will access my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE). Using my IEE module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      September 25, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!^.

      September 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Jane

      Atheist have no life to speak off.

      September 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  13. Ahmadinejad touches himself for sure

    Wanna bet? 🙂

    September 25, 2012 at 5:12 am |
    • pntkl

      A bet made a priori is unwise when challenging against a posteriori.

      September 25, 2012 at 5:48 am |
  14. pntkl

    Prejudice is paradoxical. On one hand, those that teach it, for whom have little faith therein. On the other, those that learn it, for whom their teachers have cursed. Beliefs in cultural and genetic superiority are illusory. Yet, the only thing that makes man equal is faith.

    September 25, 2012 at 5:08 am |
    • collectivedementia

      Religion is more infected by the disease known as prejudice than any other group or mind-set.No matter which religion you care to examine, every one truly believes they are the only "right" one, all others either will perish at the hand of God or should be extinguished by the followers of the chosen prophet who told them so.
      Amen....

      September 25, 2012 at 8:25 am |
    • Jane

      Atheists are sick, sick, sick.

      September 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
    • MDAT

      Jane you smoking something?

      September 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
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