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And there goes the tomb of the Prophet Jonah.

Destroyed as "idolatry" by those currently running Mosul.
These people are seriously messed up.

Here is the video of the tomb being blown up today:


http://youtu.be/7Sf3RWu_vdk

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The leaders? Consider the common folk instead

How about the COMMON FOLK? Do the common folk support or reject the violent acts? Or do the common fold DEEPLY SUPPORT the violence because of scripture and holy beliefs?

For example, Muslims hate all non-Muslims. It is part of the Koran. Non-Muslims can be lied to and deceived, and basically treated like animals. Killing non-Muslims is a virtuous act with a heavenly reward according to the Koran. (I am no expert though!)

And in Nazi Germany. Was Nazi Germany largely Christian dominated? How did such atrocities in Nazi Germany pass the "moral compass" of a large Christian base? We insist that "Atheists have no moral compass." But apparently church going Christians (Catholics) in large numbers committed the Holocaust.

Forget ONE MAN "the leader." Look at the lot of people, the common folk and what they allow and support.

YOU COULD SAY the same about the US.

Many Christians WANT TO INSIST that "The US is a Christian nation."

^If this is so, if the US is largely Christian, and the PURPOSE of being Christian is "to be a good moral people," THEN WHY are we "The Christian nation of the United States" THE LARGEST contributor of war and violence and financial support for war and violence WORLDWIDE?

Something like 77% of Americans currently identify as Christian according to polls. So if you put your money on Christianity to "keep you moral," then how do largely Christian countries COMMIT INSTITUTIONALIZED VIOLENCE?

It might make you reconsider some things equating religion or Christianity with "morality."

I wish that notion was better supported in current times and history.

I don't see anything you have

I don't see anything you have said address anything that I've said. I simply said that religion does not necessarily mean that it's theistic. Someone's religion could be starting to do the opposite of what they usually do. Festivus is a religion, and that's not based on theology.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

No it does make sense.

The Taliban for instance has destroyed ancient monuments before. Fundamentalists of their faith take a strong stance against ANY graven images (statues), paintings, or in this case sacred teeth. If they had their way many of the historically significant works around the world would see a similar fate.

The idea is that it takes your eyes off the one who is worthy of worship as many will begin to see some kind of deity from the sacred relics themselves.

However they have an idol in Muhammad who was not God, nor the Messiah, or any kind of Jesus as Christians believe or the triune of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That is something I would like to understand in their reasoning. Why does the prophet have the same elevation of Allah?

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Not a temple with relics, a place of reminder.

There is no claim to having relics of Jonah at the mosque.
Only a 'symbolic' whales tooth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosques_and_shrines_of_Mosul#T...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/25...

The sign of Jonah?

Could this be the sign of Jonah that Jesus was talking about? You decide.

https://bible.org/seriespage/sign-jonah-matthew-1238-45

7

times worse.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

How do we know that is really

How do we know that is really Jonah's tomb and not just a Christian Church? Jonah is considered a prophet in Islam too.

It's actually a mosque

built on the ruins of a Christian church. Christians aren't the only people they hate.

I think you might have nailed it.

I was gonna say but then thought maybe there's some argument in Islam regarding the legitimacy of Jonah. However as descendants of Abraham, Islam tends to keep the same holy men retroactively. To me the destruction of the brithplace of Jonah would be right up there with destroying the ark of Noah:

it just made no sense. Unless it's not Jonah's tomb.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Islamic fundamentalists need

Islamic fundamentalists need to look up the word, "tolerance."

They are intolerant, and out of touch.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

The Library of Alexandria.

Built in 300 BC burnt several times destroying much of the written history of the ancient world by 640 AD.

Foolish humans.

Free includes debt-free!

I don't believe these are religious folk.

They act more like socialist and Marxists who must destroy competing ideas.

Isis is just another criminal gang out to loot the population. IMO.

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ISIS stands for, "Islamic

ISIS stands for, "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria."

They are religious, and they are fanatics.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

What's in a name. The Patriot Act, for example.

MEK was operational and supported by the US a decade or more ago.

You may be right, but I am dubious. They are not acting like Muslims, IMO.

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THE WHALE PUT JONAH

THE WHALE
PUT JONAH
DOWN THE HATCH
BUT COUGHED HIM UP
BECAUSE HE SCRATCHED

—BURMA-SHAVE

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It's ok. Jonah will rise

It's ok. Jonah will rise again at the last day.

Kinda sad. But other governments

have brought down buildings. At least this one didn't kill 3,000 people.

at least it was just a place

and not a bunch of people. Yeah, it sucks to erase history but I'm sure whatever was in that tomb was dust along time ago.

I guess he survived the stomach acid of a whale but a little C4 was no match.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Explosives given to them with

Explosives given to them with your tax money and from the US Government.

we erase history everyday

It is the circle of life...makes way for the new.

This event is just a continuation of the power struggle of who controls history/education. Hopefully there won't be a knee jerk reaction of more violence. It is just a place as you rightly stated. The story (or myth) will continue regardless.

it reminds me, nothing is as it seems

The fact that they destroyed it

is proof enough that it was important.

I'm not advocating that the US should get involved, but I think these actions should be condemned by people everywhere. This is religious persecution which is in a higher level of malice than the acts of war that are committed for the sake of power.

and Jonah says

I'd have been better off if I just stayed in that whale

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.