And despite what you said, I don’t consider you a bigot. I’ve read your other stuff and you seem like a good guy.]]>
Don – you said, “Islam’s God is not our God.” Of course not the way we interpret God but isn’t the case that Islam’s God IS the God of Abraham. I mean isn’t that where Islam’s God started?
I didn’t know Sali was a Mormon. I noticed he declined to state his religion on his Congressional profile. Interesting fact about a man so vocal about Christianity.]]>
I have always loved the whole melting pot mentality in the U.S. even before I found out that I was my own melting pot (see:http://www.bycommonconsent.com/2007/04/dna-mormons/). My friends have always been diverse.
It has been interesting how we are perceived by our fellow Mormons now that we have an adopted Chinese toddler. We are now a “family of color”. One LDS-Chinese friend and fellow ward member remarked one day, “It is so nice to have another Asian in the ward.”
I was flabbergasted and quite flattered. “Is that what I am now?”
She said, “You certainly are, haven’t you noticed?”
I thought about it and she is right.]]>
The Hindu God is not our God. Islam’s God is not our God. The U.S. WAS founded on Christian principles, on the 10 commandments and Judo-Christian principles. The 10 commandments, nor anything like them is not found in the Koran nor as far as I know in the Hindu teachings.
I think the diversity is great. I think these immigrants have a right to practice their religion as long as it doesn’t violate the laws. I do think it’s important and almost necessary for these people to accept and embrace the principles and culture and language of this country if they want to live here.
I think Sali said what he felt, and what a lot of those he represtents felt. Right or wrong, first he has the right to say it and second I think there is some truth to.
Just my bigoted opinion!]]>
I found it peculiar and very sad that the mass immigration demonstrations a couple years ago had mostly Mexican flags waving rather than American ones. If these people want so badly to become members of this nation, shouldn’t they be eager to show it?
And yeah, America’s hegemony will only last so long. Most people forget we’ve only been on top since WWII in the first place.]]>
I also grew up in a state without much long-term history (WA), so I didn’t have the baggage (culture, whatever you want to call it) you have growing up in the South or Northeast, or even Utah.
Not to say WA isn’t diverse–it is, and much more so now than it was when I was growing up (which is awesome). It’s just not steeped in any deep history, really.]]>
I think, or maybe just hope, that a United States culture is inevitable. As is the case for many, my ancestry includes 19th Century immigrants from several countries, as well as other branches that have been nowhere but America for three centuries or so. If there is no common American identity, then I really have no national identity. That’s possible for me alone, but my case is a common one for those in the United States.]]>