Why can't Muslims Take Criticism? (Page 195)

ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Zanjan, so the Greeks wanting the Parthenon Marbles back should be told to take a running jump? And native tribes should be given the bum's rush as well? Quite bracing.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Asiababe, there are probably parts of the UK, where I live, that you would find less than congenial because of the attitudes of their Muslim inhabitants. Shame people can't all live and let live but that's the way the world is.
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Zanjan
Zanjan: Ghost, a country has a history of ALL its peoples; whatever is very old should go to that country's museum, regional or national, because it's a heritage piece. That heritage belongs to all the people of the nation to see, learn from, and appreciate. There's no material gain.

As you know, many relics are sold on the black market (stolen), where a few rich investors re-sell them for big profits. Nobody gets to see them; many are lost. We're most fortunate that some of these have been rescued by another country and given a safe home.

There was a museum in South America that had a huge hoard of regional, ancient tribal relics, thousands of years old. That's classified as a world heritage.
The museum burned down and all of it was lost. Apparently, the fire was due to neglect. Seems to me, when a country holds ancient pieces belonging to a different country, there was no other safe place to store them.

Great Britain has re-patriated many ancient Egyptian artifacts because Egypt now has a world class Museum. These aren't national treasures - they're so ancient, they're a world heritage.

So are our dinosaur skeletons - we share some in the interest of science.

Parthenon Marbles: Who do you think is paying for the restoration of the Parthenon? It's the European Union so the Greeks should shut the heck up.

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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Why is it alright to put Egyptian Mummies in museums while tribal skeletons that end up on show have to be repatriated and reburied?
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Zanjan
Zanjan: My guess is the mummies have no family left to speak up.

I'm not a fan of grave-robbing; the dead should remain in their resting spots and not be put on display, notwithstanding that some tribal cultures disagree. Science hasn't taught us anything useful by their macabre curiosity.

Having said that, I once visited a museum with shrunken heads. I was too young to know better and immediately regretted that. Same for knowing anyone who has a crucifix with a bloodied effigy nailed to it or mounted animal heads hanging on their wall...........so barbaric!
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tigermp125
tigermp125: IM HAPPY TO HAVE CONVERTED TO A MUSLIM FROM A CATHOLIC,,, NEVER LICKED THAT FUCKEN PORK ANYWAY,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: There must be simpler ways not to eat pork than converting to a new religion but if it makes you happy, good for you.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: The trouble with shrunken heads is that just looking at them in a cabinet, you don't know if they're genuine human heads or come from monkeys. A bit like all the saint's bones every church and cathedral had to have at one time.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: When I was at an auction once, one lot was a swan's head and feet attached to a shield. I don't remember anybody bidding for it.
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Angry Beaver
Angry Beaver: Mmmmmmmm
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Zanjan
Zanjan: Some people will try to sell anything. Me, I'm just garbaging all my overstock - too much effort to sell it.

A friend of mine was ill and his apple tree was loaded with ripe fruit. So, he set out a sign on the sidewalk "Free apples" . Nobody stopped - see, they'd have to pick them.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Giving things away for free doesn't work. People want to see a high price tag and a way to nick the said item without getting caught.
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Angry Beaver
Angry Beaver: ^^^^
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Asiababe
Asiababe: Where I grow up in Philippines many wild banana trees in jungle. Anyone can pick big bunch. Some days these are what keep us alive, only food we have so free is good
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tigermp125
tigermp125: free and healthy is best,asia mango also,happy holodays,
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Where I grew up, the only thing that came free and easy was the soot in the air. Everything else was damp, miserable and worth getting away from.
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tigermp125
tigermp125: dont ever look back thank god your away from that soot,
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Yeah, we moved to a cleaner part of the country, but I still remember the yellow smoke belching from the factory chimney.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: And the notice warning of dripping acid on the way to school.
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tigermp125
tigermp125: acid where do u live im in new york city queens,
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: That was a long time ago in the Black Country in England, in the UK.
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tigermp125
tigermp125: ok is that by birginham.i herd thats nad area,
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: To the west, though it's hard to tell where the one ends and the other begins.
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tigermp125
tigermp125: its ok happy holidays,
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