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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-27-2007, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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A friend sent me this, I figured some of you would like it.

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Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport passenger lounge in Bozeman, Montana, while awaiting their respective flights.

One is an American Indian passing through from Lame Deer. Another is a Cowboy on his way to Billings for a livestock show & the third passenger is a fundamentalist Arab student, newly arrived at Montana State University from the Middle East.


Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon, the two Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull.

The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table and tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face.


The wind outside is blowing tumbleweeds around, and the old windsock is flapping; but still no plane comes.

Finally, the American Indian clears his throat and softly he speaks. "'At one time here, my people were many, but sadly, now we are few."

The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward. "Once my people were few,' he sneers, 'and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?"

The Montana cowboy shifts his toothpick to one side of his mouth and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a smooth drawl . . .

"That's 'cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet, but I do believe it's a-comin."
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We haven't? What about the Crusades? At any rate, I think most muslim peoples today are somewhat resistant to smallpox. It'll take more effort.
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What the heck do crusades have to do with AMERICANS?

Furthermore crusades were not "Christians", everything they done was dead set against the teaching of Christ. They were purely power hungry thugs/terrorists/or whatever you want to call them, using "GOD" or "CHRIST" as an excuse to do there invasions.

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What the heck do crusades have to do with AMERICANS?

Furthermore crusades were not "Christians", everything they done was dead set against the teaching of Christ. They were purely power hungry thugs/terrorists/or whatever you want to call them, using "GOD" or "CHRIST" as an excuse to do there invasions.

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if god is on this side and on that side--- whos the pawn?
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The majority of Americans, and the majority of Montana cowboys, are of white european descent. America (or the U.S. to be more specific) is a very young nation and our lives and thoughts are heavily influenced by those of our ancestors several generations back, who were from other nations. Did I say those partaking in the Crusades were Christians? Who's arguing with whom? To say Americans vs. Muslims is comparing a nationality to a religion. Those two labels are not mutually exclusive. One could easily be Muslim and American at the same time. It's been said that Christ himself was the only true Christian. The point being that defining who is or isn't a Christian is totally a matter of perspective and how far-reaching one wants to go with the label. The Nazi organization is/was a supposedly Christian organization but many who consider themselves Christian who don't agree with many Nazi beliefs or actions would deny that they are Christian. If you want to talk about how the crusaders simply used God as their excuse for actions based upon alterior motives, that happens all the time... and sadly even today. Look no further than the nightly news or even this very thread. The joke wasn't directly saying it, but when the rival becomes a rival at the same time he claims his Muslim beliefs, one must assume the cowboy is something other than Muslim. If an Arab Muslim wants to come to a U.S. university to study, he/she isn't likely all that close minded. And just maybe if that person talks to friends back home, their impression of the U.S. people would be a little more positive if we make them welcome and accept our differences.
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The misconceptions of the Crusades are sadly widespread.

"The Crusades were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense."

The Christians were viciously killed, conquered and ran out from their lands for centuries by the "Muslim Crusaders" long before the first "Chriatian Crusaders". Please read and understand your history- It is our only way to aviod repeating our past mistakes. The above quote is from a well known scholar who has spent decades studying and trying to change the myth's of the crusades- he's not alone. Like mosts things, no one side is 100% right. Some of the crusaders, especially some rogue bands in the first crusade were vicious thugs that killed many innocent Jews. Overall though, the crusades were not that way

http://www.crisismagazine.com/april2002/cover.htm

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http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/...ic_crusad.html

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http://www.ewtn.com/library/CHISTORY/ZCRUSADE.HTM

Please read his whole article and be sure to double and triple check his story with other objective evidence. I am a Christian and I am tired of evil-concepted myths falsely accusing those who did do a lot of good- and yes it was not 100% good, again the Christians did many wrongs. Sadly, a lot of what's taught (or indoctrinated) is incorrect and there's always an agenda.

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Maybe we just need to play Cowboys and Scott Jackson. I believe that would stop about 90% of the bull**** on the forum.

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Why take a joke and turn it in to a religious war, do you have no sense of humor?

let it happen.
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I kept it as a joke in my first reply, hence the smallpox comment.
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Maybe we just need to play Cowboys and Scott Jackson. I believe that would stop about 90% of the bull**** on the forum.

I believe if he likes the right winged fundimentalist terrorist groups so much then why not take up donations to send him to the country of his choosin so he can be with his fellow Bone heads??? but under the stipulation they have no internet....... or if he wants to have a political debate then why not go to the Political page so he can argue with some tree hugger?


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Woo Hoo it's OPEN again! Now what was I gonna say.....

You guys have GOT to me kidding me! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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nobody is going to agree on politics or government all the time,but there is got to be a better web site to get into a discussion about those issues then on this site
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