Comments:Sixteen Christian converts arrested in Iran; facing death penalty

Abandon all hopeEdit

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"Abandon your faith and we will kill you"

Thus speaks the voice of tolerance and wisdom. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:44, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
If I'm not mistaken, chess was invented in Persia so I wouldn't knock them down on intelligence too quickly. Anyways, they are trying some extremely dangerous maneuvers these days. 77.127.253.51 00:14, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
I did not knock them on intelligence, but on wisdom. There is no wisdom to this course of action, and no intelligent consideration of the repercussions of this action. As the youngest of the global religions it is easy to conclude that Islam is still going through the pains that Christianity inflicted on itself and its followers when heretics were burned at the stake. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:04, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


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The middle east needs to get over themselves. -- Poe Joe (Talk) 01:02, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Islam the religion of peace. --72.144.37.237 02:15, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

You mean the religion of pieces? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.195.153.165 (talk) 20:13, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

To put this as politically correct as possible, what the Iranian government is doing is F***ed up. I don't care if the government is a Theocracy, this is clearly a human rights violation. If they want the law to be that only one religion is aloud, fine, but if there are people violating that law, they should not sentence these people to death, but why not deport or exile these people out of their country. At least where ever else they go, they will not be killed for their beliefs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.175.114.137 (talk) 06:17, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

The law is not that within the country only one religion is allowed. It is the zealous application of a tenet written into the Koran that those who abandon the faith should be put to death. This is a medieval mindset which should have no place in a modern society; freedom of religion is a basic human right, that should encompass the right to convert from one religion to another. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:10, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
i am not aware of any quranic text that supports this practice. i can in fact, find several to contradict it. anyone have any idea what specific text is being used in support of this practice? - Imind (talk) 22:05, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
No idea, but I doubt it's hard to find if you know the book at all. Even Cat Stevens was convinced of it from his early reading after he converted. His retort was always that Christianity has the same rule as well (but ignores it). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.195.153.165 (talk) 00:13, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
i know the book well enough to know it doesn't exist. again, the opposite does. its pretty clear. - Imind (talk) 19:58, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

National Posturing B.S.Edit

That's all I see this as. With the lives of real people caught between all of it. The only reason this made it to the international news is because they made sure it did(parliment ruling?!?!wtf!).

In a very satirical sense, they're like the little schoolyard prick who's trying to get the bigger kids angry so they can get into a fight by annoyingly poking at them.

It's sad to say this to an entire country, but grow the F*#K up. Realize that these provocations have very serious consequences for everyone if they succeed.

Killing these people only shows that the stewards of this faith are in fear of losing their people to those who believe otherwise. That in itself is a sign of weakness. Just toss the stupid bastards out of the country...

oh wait, the laws there don't allow for people to leave the country, now do they?

So they can't choose what they believe unless they're out of the country but because won't let them out they either adopt a belief that is not they're own and die inside or you martyr yourself because you're not allowed to go where they let you believe and practice what you believe. Sucks to be them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.50.159.34 (talk) 14:57, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

I think that this group should be let go. If they want to convert to Christianity, why shouldn't they? I hope the government releases them soon. 98.207.66.234 17:42, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Why?Edit

What are those muslims afraid of? They want everyone to be like robots, to be slave to a certain religion? Well, God didn't creat us to be like that and no man under the sun can change that!

Christianity is about love and forgiveness, about acceptance and wisdom. Where is your love muslims? Where is your acceptance, your wisdom? Why do you hate people that are different from you? Is this what your god is teaching you? It looks like, unfortunately!

May the God almighty, the Alpha and Omega, may He touch every muslim woman and man on this earth so they can see His Love, and accept His forgiveness. To God be all the glory! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 81.136.167.105 (talkcontribs)