Having a war about religion is like having a fight over who's got the best imaginary friend
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Having a war about religion is like having a fight over who's got the best imaginary friend

Having a war about religion is like having a fight over who's got the best imaginary friend

Quote by Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (1929 - 2004).
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Guest: twisted (3273 days ago)
Sums it up quite well for me
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Sums it up quite well for me
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Guest: davymac (3270 days ago)
Bit rich, coming from a man who made his WHOLE terrorist and political life acting and calling for the destruction of Israel. This wee tramp was a typical terrorist, in the spotlight, all smiley and approachable, but underneath a simmering MURDERER. Just like the Sinn Fein/IRA outfit, all outwardly signs are cheery and soundbites of equality, but with murderous intent only a skin thickness away.
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Bit rich, coming from a man who made his WHOLE terrorist and political life acting and calling for the destruction of Israel. This wee tramp was a typical terrorist, in the spotlight, all smiley and approachable, but underneath a simmering MURDERER. Just like the Sinn Fein/IRA outfit, all outwardly signs are cheery and soundbites of equality, but with murderous intent only a skin thickness away.
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Guest: beefhoooked (2557 days ago)

a typical terrorist; in the spotlight, all smiley and approachable, but underneath a simmering MURDERER

Time to update your definition of a typical terrorist

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a typical terrorist; in the spotlight, all smiley and approachable, but underneath a simmering MURDERER

Time to update your definition of a typical terrorist

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Guest: placid flamingo (3273 days ago)
Atheism and Religion are but two sides of the same coin...One uses it's head, while the other relies on tales.
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Atheism and Religion are but two sides of the same coin...One uses it's head, while the other relies on tales.
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Guest: Ebenwolfe (2734 days ago)

This is probably the greatest misquote of the 20th century & seems to have been hijacked by atheists who gleefully throw it around like monkeys flinging faeces.

What Arafat actually said was
" All religious wars are about people arguing over who has the biggest invisible friend. "

Invisible. NOT "Imaginary". Arafat was a pragmatist but he was always profoundly respectful of religion & people's differing beliefs. The line bastardising it to "imaginary" was cracked by American comedian Richard Jeni who reworked Arafat's original observation to:

"I don't get that -- people going to war over religion. I don't know, I could see going to war over justice or democracy or even revenge. But if you're going to war over religion, now you're just killing people in an argument over who has the better imaginary friend."

in the Comedy Central programme CC Presents: Richard Jeni that went out in 2002.

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This is probably the greatest misquote of the 20th century & seems to have been hijacked by atheists who gleefully throw it around like monkeys flinging faeces.

What Arafat actually said was
" All religious wars are about people arguing over who has the biggest invisible friend. "

Invisible. NOT "Imaginary". Arafat was a pragmatist but he was always profoundly respectful of religion & people's differing beliefs. The line bastardising it to "imaginary" was cracked by American comedian Richard Jeni who reworked Arafat's original observation to:

"I don't get that -- people going to war over religion. I don't know, I could see going to war over justice or democracy or even revenge. But if you're going to war over religion, now you're just killing people in an argument over who has the better imaginary friend."

in the Comedy Central programme CC Presents: Richard Jeni that went out in 2002.

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Guest: Starkzoomer (1006 days ago)
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There is no god. That is the truth.  Atheists do not need to fling quotes by anybody. Nothing can change the truth.  The reason this quote is so often repeated is that it sums up the stupidity of both war and religion.  Religion is not stupid because of belief in imaginary invisible beings.  But because of the way followers believe only they are right and that everyone else must  be converted or killed. 

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There is no god. That is the truth.  Atheists do not need to fling quotes by anybody. Nothing can change the truth.  The reason this quote is so often repeated is that it sums up the stupidity of both war and religion.  Religion is not stupid because of belief in imaginary invisible beings.  But because of the way followers believe only they are right and that everyone else must  be converted or killed. 

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Blong Blong (3273 days ago)
Shot himself in the foot!
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Shot himself in the foot!
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (3273 days ago)
Unexpected quote - I wonder what the context was
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Unexpected quote - I wonder what the context was
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Guest: (3273 days ago)
I have seen this quote ascribed to Napoleon (unlikely), George Carlin (probable), Arafat (possible), Ghandi (unlikely) and many others.... can the web admin give a source for this, please.
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I have seen this quote ascribed to Napoleon (unlikely), George Carlin (probable), Arafat (possible), Ghandi (unlikely) and many others.... can the web admin give a source for this, please.
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MissAlanius MissAlanius (3273 days ago)
Amazing quote from a passionate Sunni muslim
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Amazing quote from a passionate Sunni muslim
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Guest: (3272 days ago)
Passionate about what ??? Crazy Power , Money or even sex ??? Why suck up to asshole like Yasser ???
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Passionate about what ??? Crazy Power , Money or even sex ??? Why suck up to asshole like Yasser ???
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Guest: beef hooked (2557 days ago)

Why suck up to asshole? says miss analingus

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Why suck up to asshole? says miss analingus

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Guest: Argle (3273 days ago)
next up: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -- Ayatolla Ruholla Khomeini --- or ---- "It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." -- Anita Bryant
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next up: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -- Ayatolla Ruholla Khomeini --- or ---- "It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." -- Anita Bryant
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Guest: dewa sastrawan (3272 days ago)
In my last comment , there is spelling error the word is "valid".... many thanks ....ds
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In my last comment , there is spelling error the word is "valid".... many thanks ....ds
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Guest: dewa sastrawan (3272 days ago)
It is only the Muslims have this profound issue as they are the only one who proclaim Allah is the only God and no other GOD as vlalid. As for Yasser , he was a real conman , more later... ds
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It is only the Muslims have this profound issue as they are the only one who proclaim Allah is the only God and no other GOD as vlalid. As for Yasser , he was a real conman , more later... ds
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