DrGeniusWiener

Nov 24, 2012

^I'll bet it's pretty comfortable in that bubble.

rip59

Nov 25, 2012

What possible good can come of any interaction with these 3rd world druids?

MsOtis

Nov 25, 2012

Let the barbarian world implode. We'll be much better off for it.

Which barbarians do you speak of: the ones outside the gates, or the ones within?

rip59

Nov 25, 2012

Good question.  Clearly, we have certain insiders willing to let the outsiders enter and impose sharia.  A nice example would be western europe.  Isn't barry hussein trying to model us after them?  

What9Thousand

Nov 25, 2012

Sharia law is like the complete opposite of socialism, so you should be pretty happy about that.

MsOtis

Nov 25, 2012

Mr. Rip, my question was actually: who are the barbarians, those of the Sharia law, or, the general population with its leaders of the USA?

 

DrGeniusWiener

Nov 25, 2012

What possible good can come of any interaction with these 3rd world druids?

Right.

The western world hasn't been positively impacted, enriched or influenced by these 3rd world druids whatsoever during the past millennium.

What was I thinking? 

If there weren't one and half billion of them on the planet I'm sure we could ignore them completely. 

MsOtis

Nov 25, 2012

Those minarets, or towers, or whatever they're calling those phallic shaped symbols that men have been erecting for thousands of years (who started first, the Egyptians?), they should definitely fight over whether some can be erected wherever, including the site of 9-11, and whether they represent one religion or another, and whether people are idiots or barbarians because they espouse that religion,  because that's what people do.

They argue over every god damned thing.

Idiots.

0K_STUPlD

Nov 25, 2012

While the Egyptians did build obelisks it was the Muslims who started building Minarets, these towers were made to be climbed. When a high platform was reached the faithful were called to prayer.

MsOtis

Nov 25, 2012

whatever.

Let's kill each other over it.

Seriously.

 

Side--Effect

Nov 25, 2012

A minaret's primary function is not as a platform to call others to prayer. Minarets, like steeples, were added to congregation halls as a form of air conditioning. Basically they create a draft. They taller the steeple or minaret the stronger the draft due to increased air pressure difference between the bottom and the top.

Chimneys do the same thing. You won't see any working chimneys that are not the highest point on the structure.

So which came first, the minaret or the steeple?

Divis1onbyzer0

Nov 25, 2012

If you guys new anything about symbolism you'd know the general form of the minaret, i.e.: a square base with an attached triangular structure pointing to the sky whose width is smaller than the base of the structure is an extremely common architectural motif.  It is not specific to minarets or to Islam, even if you idiots are percieving this structure as a minaret because glenn beck or some other talking head told you to perceive it that way.

 

The underlying symbolism is the connection of the earthly and mundane (the base, often a square) to the heavenly through the direction of the point of the triangle.  Cathedrals, castles, temples, and even common dwellings and lodgings often exhibit this basic pattern. 

 

And as pointed out above there are functional reasons for the use of this general pattern as well.

 

Divis1onbyzer0

Nov 25, 2012

What possible good can come of any interaction with these 3rd world druids?

Is your cultural imperialism so deep that you could be so ignorant at a basic level as this?  We are talking about a geographic area that gave rise to organized monotheistic faith, and is currently dominated by monotheistic faith.  I don't think you EVER had to worry about dealing with Druidry when it came to interacting with people of the middle east, let alone today in the 21st century.

0K_STUPlD

Nov 25, 2012

Many minarets are separate from the mosque building.

If you look at a picture of the freedom tower and many pictures of minarets it becomes quite obvious that the freedom tower is a minaret . Or checkout the wikipedia article HERE

thats supposed to be a link. If OKC's server wasn't so phucked up it would be blue.

Divis1onbyzer0

Nov 25, 2012

People see what they believe.  It looks like no more a minaret than the Empire State Building or any number of other sky scrapers.  If you believe it is a minaret then it looks like a minaret

Divis1onbyzer0

Nov 25, 2012

The Muslims really invaded New York City in 1930 when the built the Chrysler building

Side--Effect

Nov 25, 2012

Many minarets are separate from the mosque building.

Many old things are not in their original condition.

I wonder what this looks like to you. Or this.

Side--Effect

Nov 25, 2012

Personally I think this is the building that served as the inspiration for the monster astro dildo. The resemblance is obvious; just look: it has a door at ground level, it has a pointy thing, it's hollow and even has an elevator.

trish6912

Nov 26, 2012

This minaret is pretty awesome:)

Side--Effect

Nov 26, 2012

I forgot about that one, Trish. When I was there, there was a long line of people awaiting their turn to ride the elevator to the top and call people to prayer. I took the stairs. I took the stairs in the 3 headed elephant too.

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