It is sad that religion still gets in the way in 2017. I have nothing at all against religion, after all it is just one more prop or helper for the Human Race, whatever gets you through life right?
BUT when other people's religious beliefs are either FORCED on you, or ALTER your personal space, time to shout TIMEOUT or FOUL.
The trend in Western Europe and North America is for religion to fade out. In my original home in Aberdeen, Scotland we now have some fantastic PUBS, CLUBS and Downtown eating places which USED TO BE places of Worship. Closed down due to lack of interest.
Following on this trend it is natural to believe this will also spread to the Middle East and other religious hot spots around the World. I do not believe that censorship is the answer to any of life's problems. I do not believe in GOD or any of the major scripts, but I do try and be nice to others who I share this World with and share whatever I have with them. I do not require the 10 commandments or any religion to be a decent and moral person.
Tolerance. I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in London on the Thames! I think it should be the goal of every Englishman to be tolerant. Thus, the Mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.
That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque, thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque. We could call one of the clubs, which would be gay, "The Turban Cowboy", and the other, a topless bar, called "You Mecca Me Hot."
Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbeque pork restaurant, called " Iraq o' Ribs."
Across the street there could be a lingerie store called "Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret ", with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.
Next door to the lingerie shop there would be room for an adult sex toy shop, "Koranal Knowledge ", its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store called "Morehammered."
All of this would encourage the Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us, so the mosque problem would be solved. If you agree with promoting tolerance, and you think this is a good plan, please share