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What Do They Mean By “Coexist”?

October 25, 2007

 I am a field installation person for the company I work for. This means that I go to my shop from home and then take a company vehicle to the job-site. I travel any where from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours to the job-site, and then back again at the end of the day also.  I am a person who loves to read bumper stickers as I drive to kill the time. I have noticed some trends over time. Most notably the now famous 1-20-09 end of an error bumper sticker. I remember seeing my first one, not knowing what it referred to until I could catch up to the vehicle to read it. Over time I have seen more and more of these stickers, they are pretty popular now. I saw my first John Edwards ’08 bumper sticker today on a vehicle with New Hampshire plates, this disturbs me.

 A couple of months ago I saw another bumper sticker that made me speed up to read it.

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 The peace symbol for the “O” told me all I needed to know, or so I thought. Just an anti-war liberal. I didn’t give it a second thought. But more recently I have noticed more and more of these bumper stickers, and have started wondering what these people are trying to say to me. What do they mean by  “coexist”? Who do they want to “coexist” with each other?

 A closer look at this bumper sticker reveals many religious symbols in it in addition to the peace symbol. It appears to me that the peace symbol actually replaced the original symbol on the sticker as seen in this picture:

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   According to a website that sells the bumper sticker:

Every letter has a symbol that represents a system of thought: The crescent and star for Islam; the pentagram for Wicca; the relativity formula for science; the star of David for Judaism; the Karma Wheel dotting the i for Buddhism; the Tao symbol for Taoism; the cross for Chrisitianity.

 The bumper sticker actually has symbols for many religions as well as science. In the case of the bumper stickers that I have seen the Wicca symbol is replaced with a peace symbol. Does this mean that they are equating peace with religion or the lack thereof? I don’t think so. I think this is a typical liberal feel good bumper sticker. They are telling us that all religions need to coexist, I don’t have a problem with that, I wish all religions could coexist. But they can’t, they can’t because Muslim radicals don’t want to.

 I hope these people aren’t trying to tell me that I need to learn to exist with radicals that want to kill me and my family.

  So, are these people talking to the radical Muslims? For it is them that truly needs to learn coexist with us. It is they that need to learn to accept us. We have spent far too many years trying to coexist with terrorists and it led to September 11th. I don’t think they are talking to radicals.

 These people are so upset with the war and the president that they have lost all sensibility. They are  sporting bumper stickers that say coexist in an effort to show their discontent with the war. They are telling me, you, and the president that we just need to coexist. They don’t understand, or don’t want to understand the fact that most Americans, conservatives included, do want to be able to coexist in this world. I would love to coexist in this world and never have to go to war again with another country. The difference between me, other conservatives,  the president and these coexist wackos is the fact that we are not  naive enough to believe that by just willing everyone to coexist it will happen. These people are naive, that’s what it comes down to.

 They are naive enough to the point of being offensive. How dare these people sport bumper stickers on their cars that imply that America needs to learn to coexist with radical Islamists. It is the Islamo-fascists that are teaching their children in schools and on television that America needs to be destroyed, that America is the great Satan, and that they will be rewarded in heaven if they kill Americans.

I don’t need to learn to coexist with them, they need to learn to coexist with me!

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  1. October 26, 2007 7:28 pm

    Thanks for looking into this. I see it more frequently these days – usually on the back of 10-year old Honda civics or new Subarus – and always kind of wondered what the story was.

    Now that you mention it, it’s pretty disgusting, isn’t it? Kinda a feel-good we should all get along despite our difference bullcrap. I don’t think you’d see too many camels with these slapped on their butts out in the sandbox, eh?

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    • jim permalink
      August 9, 2011 1:39 pm

      i feel you people are ignorant i consider myself a christian thow non practicing its people like you that we have wars over religion 90% of muslims and i’m sure i’m being low in my estimite want peace yes i agree radicals are a problem but there not the norm

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      • Jannie N permalink
        August 14, 2011 3:03 am

        thank you for being the only person that read this that isn’t utterly negligent to that fact. It’s refreshing knowing not everyone thinks that all Muslims want to kill everyone in the world.

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    • Chesleigh Alley permalink
      October 18, 2011 10:47 pm

      I for one think that what you said about it was bullshit. Only because you’re being a typical american and only thinking about your beliefs. You’re opinion doesn’t make you right, it’s an opinion. Coexist is more of a way to want peace and show it. To wish that everyone could stop finding reasons to hate eachother, like religion helps a lot with.

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      • October 18, 2011 11:07 pm

        Everyone wants peace ….. that is, … most everyone, anyway.

        That said, if one reads the Qu’ran (KORAN) one quickly learns that their holy book instructs followers of Islam that it’s ok for a man to:

        1) beat a wife.
        2) “sell” a girlchild as young as 2 years old, into “marriage”.
        3) “consummate a marriage” at the age of 9.
        4) divorce a woman, but not the other way around.
        5) have up to 4 wives + a prostitute, but not for a woman.
        6) kill an “infidel” who will not convert to Islam. (Should be evident now that is happenning to Coptic Christians … the only requirement before their murder? Ask them to convert back to Islam.

        I could go on, but …

        Oh; it’s also a death sentence for a Muslim to convert to another religion, … or for someone to try to get another to convert.

        In light of all those wonderful aspects of Islam, are they the people you think would like to live in peace?

        One other point …. those which seem to be nice people ….. THEY’RE NOT FOLLOWING THEIR HOLY BOOK!

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      • steph permalink
        November 13, 2011 10:12 pm

        @josiahe (because I can’t reply on their comment)
        You’ll find that most religious books give the okay for those things, or equally unjust or worse, including, but not limited to, owning slaves, human ritual sacrifice, ethnic cleansing, and misogyny. Hardly any follower of any religion lives their holy book word for word.

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    • Sara permalink
      April 24, 2014 9:48 am

      Seriously? The kids that are taught “to hate Americans” don’t know any better. This is so ignorant of you to say. How judgmental of you. We could learn to live together. More people need to know this.

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  2. October 27, 2007 9:03 am

    It is soooooooooo ironic that you brin this up, in fact I’m just incredulous. I literally just saw this exact same bumper sticker last night and was thinking some of the very same things as you!! In addition to this chick’s annoying bumper stickers she was driving too slow and I was in a hurry so chalk it up to me being pretty irritated.

    This mentality is just irritating, sad and wrong!!

    This post is another reflection of you and I thinking along the same lines, great minds think alike ;)!!

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    • wkellett permalink
      October 30, 2011 5:31 pm

      Ah, so you are the guy that passed me in a school zone the other day while flicking me off with a christian symbol on your bumper, I was wondering who that was!

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  3. October 29, 2007 9:11 pm

    It just irritates me that these type of people are trying to tell us that we need to accept terrorists for who they are and coexist with them. They ironic part is that the same people liberals want to coexist with are the same people who would kill the liberals in a second. Then they wouldn’t have to worry about coexisting, would they. These people will never get it.

    I hope I didn’t freak you out too much Dee, and yes, great minds do think alike.

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    • Jeroen permalink
      November 12, 2011 6:58 pm

      You really didn’t get it at all. You coexist togheter, coexisting isn’t one way traffic. You do it togheter. There are as many radical muslims as there are radical christians or jews. (At least in percentages there are.)

      You’re being the typical stereotype arrogant american by saying people will just have to adapt to your culture and habits. Which irronicly is the reason your country is so disliked in the first place.

      You twisted the single word “coexist” in such manner that is sounds like people who have such a bumper sticker support terrorism. Nice going and way to missinterpet a fairly simple message.

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      • Eris permalink
        February 17, 2013 6:53 pm

        Thank you…I agree with you 100% and I have the bumper sticker for the exact reason you explained! Ignorance is why we have this sticker!

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    • christiangirl permalink
      December 3, 2012 2:58 pm

      I don’t wanna coexist, I wanna convert. Jesus is Lord and He is coming soon!

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  4. chloe permalink
    November 17, 2007 3:25 am

    maybe the people who ‘sport’ the stickers are simply implying that it would be oh-so-lovely if we COULD all just co-exist. men, women, christians, liberals, conservatives, wiccans, heterosexuals, homosexuals, muslims, scientists, poets, dreamers, thinkers…
    will world peace ever happen? probably not. but it’s a nice thought. and if one person is trying to make a difference, and support the idea, then so be it.
    to me, the sticker represents someone thinking, feeling, and hoping for something better in our world.

    and to ‘mpinkeyes’ …i don’t think these peeps are trying to suggest that “we to need accept terrorists”…i think the idea is how nice it WOULD BE IF IF IF IF IF IF IF IF IF IF we could all live together harmoniously. far fetched idea? yes. but a nice idea? yes.

    besides, it’s better than that lame-ass sticker i’ve seen before with the little cartoon character-type-thing urinating on a ford symbol, or chevorlet symbol, right?

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    • emily s. permalink
      March 26, 2009 8:39 pm

      wow, thank youuu for hitting the nail on the head. i love your response, couldn’t have said it better myself.

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    • joseph moore permalink
      November 21, 2009 3:13 pm

      wow – that reply was AUH MAZING!!!

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    • Angie permalink
      September 8, 2010 9:14 am

      Love you response!! If you want to change the world, you have to be that change. Don’t wait for other people to change.

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    • Chesleigh Alley permalink
      October 18, 2011 10:48 pm

      thank youu chloe.

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    • jen permalink
      March 11, 2012 10:27 pm

      I totally agree with u. I… Love the bumper sticker. I have two kids and I hate that they have to live in such a harsh world. I teach my kids that everyone is different and not everyone’s beliefs are the same but that doesn’t mean that u should love them any more or less. So… Coexist is the way to go for me.

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      • josiahe permalink
        March 12, 2012 2:29 am

        Jen,

        You’re correct; the world IS harsh. All one has to do to understand that, is to read their holy book, the Qu’ran (Koran), by reading where it say to kill infidels. And for your own information, unless your children are Muslim, they are infidels. You can try to coexist but do you have the right to teach your children to? Would you trust them to someone who is a substance abuser, a molester, a murder?

        I agree we are to love them, but to attempt to live with (coexist) them and trust them (their holy bood also instructs them that it is okay to lie to infidels), you may be setting your children up to be more than just naive, but in fact, fools!

        Love Muslims, and attempt to share the word with them – show them that love is much better than their hate but unless they sincerely (and attempting to know whether they’re lying is the “rub”) accept Yeshua, I’d not trust them!

        The violent ones (and ALL are violent, that is, . . . . unless they don’t believe their holy book) are not to be trusted.

        Remember that they are instructed to lie to you. Mohammed fought 47 battles and instructed his followers to pick up the sword and kill those (infidels) who will not convert.

        It’s a real shame Americans are so uneducated about Islam!

        josiah

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      • Karen permalink
        June 3, 2012 1:11 pm

        Jen, I’m with you on this. I am a huge supporter of the Coexist movement. I have a 3yr old daughter and I want her to respect people for what they believe whether she believes the same way or not. I was raised Christian, but am now proudly WIccan. I will teach my daughter many of the things Christ taught since I believe that he himself was about many of the things I believe. If she chooses one day to go to church and become a Christian, or if she chooses to be a Wiccan, or if she becomes more agnostic atheist like her Daddy, I will support her, because it is a choice she will make and not one I have forced upon her. I wasn’t allowed to choose as a child, and it made coming to grips with what I truly believed very difficult. I really can’t stand it when people talk so poorly of the Qu’ran quoting all the horrible things written in it, when if they truly read the Bible, they would see some equally horrible things, like a person being stoned to death for working on a Sunday! If people like me didn’t work on Sunday, you wouldn’t have nurses to care for you when you are sick, firefighters to put out fires, or police officers to protect us. More people need to remove their heads out of the tiny bubbles they live in and realize that we are all different, but we are also all the same. Spirituality is a good thing, but organized religions and simply quoting one particular faith’s book is the route cause of most of the wars we have had in our planet’s history. If more people would learn to respect others for their beliefs, we would be much better off in the long run. I doubt we will ever all TRULY coexist, but if enough of us try, we will be much closer to it actually happening!

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      • josiahe permalink
        June 3, 2012 2:29 pm

        Show me where the bible says to stone people to death for working or not going to church on Sunday. You can’t. it’s not there. Your ignorance and hate is showing. You want to respect a book that instructs it’s believers to kill people for not believing? That’s you choice, but I think you’re full of it!

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      • MTAllenby permalink
        June 4, 2012 10:40 am

        Josiahe, you might technically be right that there is no scriptural evidence for people being stoned for breaking the Sabbath (unlike blaspheming which specifically call for the person to be stoned, and please note this applied to both Jews and non-Jews who blasphemed – Lev 24v16), breaking the Sabbath carried the death penalty, but the methods was not specified. (Exodus 31 v 14).

        So having shown two verses at least that show that radical Christians can use the Bible to support the death sentence for ‘religious’ offences, your point is?

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      • josiahe permalink
        June 4, 2012 11:08 am

        OK; lets try again. 1) show me a Christian church which preaches this practice (either); 2) show me a Jewish synagogue which preaches this … OR practices it!
        Yet, I can bring up any number of instances where ISLAM does! Do you need me to do that? How about the name David Pearl? Does that ring a bell with you? No? Google it! Or women caught in adultry … where she is killed and the man not ….
        The (Koran) Qu’ran preaches it, … and its followers in all reality, do it for any number of offences – like changing to Christianity, or giving someone a bible or, or, or … again, it seems as if your hate is showing.
        Where evil or violence has been done by “Christians” …. you seem to be unable to tell the difference between those who claim to be followers of Christ and those who love Him and actually follow His teachings.
        Biblically, those people are called “TARE(s)”: definition – a weed in a wheat field.
        If you’re out to assault / insult Christians, you might do well to Remind them (us) of the most scary scripture in the book: Matthew 7:21-23. There, He is talking specifically to those who think they are followers but are not – the TARES!

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      • MTAllenby permalink
        June 6, 2012 2:19 am

        Josiahe, let me deal with your last point first. Assaulting (intellectually) or insulting (whatever that means) Christians is in no way the same as attacking Christianity or attacking the person or teachings of Jesus.

        Now let me return to my basic point in my last post.

        You very confidently stated that there is nowhere in Bible where it says that those who break the Sabbath should be stoned. But there is, you were wrong. You stated that anyone claiming that there was must be showing their “ignorance and hate”; but again, you are wrong on that specific point.

        However where I think we have more agreement is that Islam, as currently practiced, is fundamentally a fundamentalist religion. Most Christians believe that the Bible is a divinely inspired human book, it may therefore be read in a variety of ways by people with faith. I believe that for most Muslims the Koran is seen as the direct word of Allah, dictated word-for-word to Mohammed, and therefore cannot be interpreted in any way that dilutes this.

        I am no fan of Islam. I like that Jesus told us to use all our minds when worshipping God, but Islam seems to me to elevate obedience above thought, and that sits very uncomfortably with me.

        Anyway, but to my basic point. You threw out a statement that the Bible does not suggest the death penalty of breaking the Sabbath. You suggested I Google the name ‘David Pearl’ (I’m British so I tend to remember Kenneth Bigley more than David Pearl), but if you had Googled ‘breaking the sabbath’ you could have avoided writing something that was wrong. I am not interesting in insulting or assaulting you or anyone, but I do believe that when confronted by easily corrected error then giving facts can be helpful.

        On a final note, throughout history Christians have engaged in some fairly horrible practices in the name of Christ, from slavery to genocide. The idea that would should learn to co-exist and influence by love and grace, not anger and hate seems pretty sensible to me.

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  5. kate permalink
    December 8, 2007 9:55 pm

    “How dare these people sport bumper stickers on their cars that imply that America needs to learn to coexist with radical Islamists.”

    it doesn’t occur to me that anyone’s proposing coexistence with terrorists (whether radical Muslims or otherwise)

    maybe they’re proposing that we recognize the Islamic religion as something more than a mask that certain terrorists work under or use skewed doctrines from to convince followers. The radical groups that terrorize America (and other places! -think of more people than yourself) make up a very small percentage of the people who practice Islam… i think all this bumpersticker wants to to do is be less judgmental. agreed that it’s real uberhippie, but i think the sentiment is something to ponder.. not something to instigate racism.

    “I don’t need to learn to coexist with them, they need to learn to coexist with me!”

    and since i’m already on the edge of being rude, i’ll go there… i think your mentality is the one that (as “dee” said) is irritating, sad and wrong.

    thanks for the vent, don’t take it to heart unless you want to

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    • Jacob permalink
      June 10, 2011 1:51 pm

      “maybe they’re proposing that we recognize the Islamic religion as something more than a mask that certain terrorists work under or use skewed doctrines from to convince followers.”

      You are completely mistaken. Muslims hide their true intentions from you. All of them hate Jews. “Death to Israel” is their campaign and they have no desire to live peaceably. It is not the terrorists or “extremists” that hate Israel.. it is in the Quran.

      Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”

      Ibn Ishaq: 992 – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”

      Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, “Kill any Jew who falls under your power.”

      You do not have to take anything out of context to convince yourself that you are to kill Jews and kill Christians. Islam is a false religion and its followers are either terrorists at heart or extremely naive.

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      • Jamie N permalink
        August 14, 2011 3:17 am

        “Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.” (Leviticus 25:44-45)

        “If a man lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has discovered her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from her people.” (Leviticus 20:18)

        Here is plenty of things they say in the Bible. So ALL Christains take anyone that isn’t like them as slaves right? And people is banished from their families forvever if a couple has sex while she’s on her period. Also, we kill everyone who eats shellfish, and anyone who wears a cotton/polyester blended shirt is an abomination. Do you even HEAR yourself? Good lord, you make me ashamed to be a Christian. And you have the balls the call people who want to Coexist NAIVE?? Get a grip on reality buddy.

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  6. December 9, 2007 7:32 am

    I know that the percentage of people who radicalize Islam is a minority percentage, that is why I seperate them from peaceful Muslims by using the term radical.
    Here is one definition of radical:

    Departing markedly from the usual or customary; extreme.

    I don’t care what the percentage is, the fact is this is the group I am talking about. As far as being less judgemental, I will not be less judgemental against this one particular group who wants to kill us. Let me say it again, not all Muslims are terrorists, I am talking about those that are.
    In your PC mindthink you couldn’t even type the words radical Muslims without then typing otherwise to show everyone you are not a racist.

    By the way, Dee wasn’t talking about me with those comments, if you read a little more closely you will see that.

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  7. Erin permalink
    December 9, 2007 6:47 pm

    1. The symbol for Islam used on the bumper sticker does not specify radical fundamentalist Muslims, but your post assumes that the people who endorse the sticker are saying something about those radicals. Do you assume that the cross is only there to represent fundamentalist Christians?

    2. You also suggest that people who sport the sticker are addressing only you and other conservatives, telling you to “coexist” with others. It seems logical that, when so many types of people are represented in the symbols on the sticker, one can assume that the sticker is addressing ALL of those people. If you are a man, woman, Christian, Muslim, Jew, or believer in science, you can consider the message of tolerance. The message is not only for you, it’s for everyone.

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  8. Angelina permalink
    April 8, 2008 11:00 am

    I hardly think that the people who put this bumper sticker on their cars are in any way suggesting that they support radical Islamic terrorists. Or that they are card-carrying hippie liberals out there trying to spread love and light. Ok, the love and light thing might be true (but I happen to be a registered Republican).

    I personally love this sticker. I had absolutely no thoughts whatsoever about radical Islam when I first saw “Coexist.” It just sums up what I feel about religion and personal faith.

    It shouldn’t matter how, who, what, or if we worship a god, goddess or whatever higher power is or isn’t out there. The point of the sticker is that we don’t need to beat down other people because their religious beliefs aren’t like ours.

    Personally, I think it’s about “being the change you wish to see in the world.” [Ghandi]

    Love and Peace

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    • Angie permalink
      September 8, 2010 9:16 am

      I agree with you, Peace & Love. We are all one!!

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  9. Anna permalink
    May 9, 2008 1:55 pm

    Just wanted to point out that this bumper is not directed only at Americans or at Christians, but also at violent extremist Muslim terrorists. If someone is displaying the bumper sticker, they are wishing for peace and freedom for all religions, and they would absolutely tell a Muslim extremist that THEY need to coexist with you, as well as you coexisting with them. Whether you think that this kind of peace is possible or not is your own thing (of course, if this kind of peace were to happen it would only be because everyone believed in it), but this is not telling you to sit on your ass and let yourself get attacked. It’s talking about respect that EVERYONE needs to have, and I think that the small but horribly effective faction of Muslims that would want to kill people need to get a large dose of that respect! Keep in mind that this is not terrorist sympathetic, it’s PEACE sympathetic, and peace can only happen if there is no more violence involving ANY religion. It’s directed at anyone who is violent or intolerant and that includes many people of EVERY religion, including Islam.

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  10. May 10, 2008 8:36 pm

    I will give you most of the points that you have made. However I would like you to clarify one part of your post. You said:

    “It’s talking about respect that EVERYONE needs to have, and I think that the small but horribly effective faction of Muslims that would want to kill people need to get a large dose of that respect!”

    Please tell me that you do not mean that extreme radical Muslims who blow up people in the name of God deserve respect. I hope I am mis-interpretting your comment. Showing them any respect only legitimizes them and weakens us. They do not have respect for us nor do they deserve respect from us.

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    • Jacob permalink
      August 27, 2010 4:04 am

      You speak of another religions misgivings? Do you not think that they believe you to be ill-informed? What do you think of Greek mythology or the Norse eddas and sagas? Do they sound like fairy tales to you? Or what about the Mayans praising their own gods?
      What people of any religion, or lack of religion, need to realize is that to otherwise logical people of different backgrounds might think that your beliefs are extreme or ridiculous. Scientologists believe that some alien crash-landed in a volcano: ridiculous. But, on the other hand, Christians believe that some bearded man in the sky (who was always there) created and does control everything: also pretty ridiculous.
      I was raised Baptist but have become Atheist over the years. The only thing I have against any organized religion is the lack of respect and I reference this from a LOT of experience. Every religious person I know thinks that every other religions ideas are INSANE: try to look at your views from an outside perspective. Hating on others because they are different than you is extremely detrimental to our world society. We must learn to coexist, no matter your creed, race, or sexuality– we only get one world and each of us, only one life.

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      • kittykittykitty permalink
        January 13, 2011 6:28 am

        Jacob-I agree with you, but I must disagree about all religions hating each other. Hahaha. Unitarians are all about coexisting. Half the cars in the parking lot at my church (a Unitarian church) have those stickers because that’s what we’re about. Accepting, relating, and understanding. We try not to judge those by their religions, looks, etc. But by them as a person. Atheists, Christians, Wiccan, etc go to my church.

        Mr Pink Eyes-Have you ever thought that maybe there is a reason these people believe they are correct for suicide bombing and such? Have you ever thought for a second that they have been taught these beliefs as a child and perhaps were never taught or exposed to anything else? It’s being close minded about others that causes others to do the same.

        Anyways, cheers! Stay fit mates!

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  11. Bill permalink
    May 25, 2008 3:27 pm

    Yes Anna, and if there’s ONE THING Muslim terrorists respect, it’s a bumper sticker! Woooo bumper stickers!

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  12. May 25, 2008 9:03 pm

    I am sure they will read the bumper sticker and a bright light of clarity will wash over them and they will understand their misgivings.

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  13. ellice permalink
    June 15, 2008 1:27 am

    Don’t be so ignorant. The percentage of radical Muslims is about .013 and the percent of fundamentalist evangelical christians is about 25%. There is danger in any religion thinking it is the supreme believe system and that all other religious followers must be killed. I don’t think anyone would create a bumper sticker that would represent the idiotic idea that we should support radicals. It was ignorant of you to even assume that. Did you graduate high school?

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    • sammie permalink
      October 9, 2010 8:05 pm

      I think the word you mean is ‘belief’ not believe…Now, who didn’t graduate high school? I think this bumper sticker is a ‘feel-good’ piece of BS! I have NO intention of wanting to ‘coexist’ with many of the violent religions shown! You WON’T see one anywhere near my car! The liberal dummy that puts one on their car really needs to get a reality check! It isn’t ever going to happen! Get over it! Get a job! Pay taxes instead of smoking weed and feeling good because they have taken a step towards world peace! Seriously – all these morons are doing is making some ‘evil capitalist’ money. And we all know how libtards feel about capitalists! Go ahead – make somebody rich then bitch about how evil they are because they have money! Libs just DON’T get it! These people should breed!

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      • officially annoyed permalink
        October 26, 2010 9:20 pm

        That was more that a little childish. Attacking grammar mistakes as a way to discredit other people’s opinions and thoughts is very mature. Honestly, this symbol isn’t meant to say “get along with those who hate you” it’s meant to say “we should all try to come to some agreement”. Not all other religions are violent, and intolerant. Others just make them to be. You complain about how Islam states that the goal is to convert all to Islam. How is that much different than Christianity? Christians believe that only those who believe in their faith will go to heaven and the rest are damned. I fail to see the tolerance in that. Your attempted attacks at liberals are a tad ridiculous. You mean to say that all people with some feelings of tolerance are pot smoking hippies. I can assure you that’s false. Liberals aren’t all druggies, hippies and we do have jobs and pay taxes. We contribute to society, and attempt to give people like you a reality check. Also, to refer to all Muslims as radical terrorists would be completely incorrect. Pull your head out of the sand and realize that everyone needs to adjust their ways to get along. You, me, and everyone else. You aren’t going to blindly accept someone, but they’re not going to blindly accept you either. You can’t be that ignorant and intolerant. It won’t go in your favor.

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      • kittykittykitty permalink
        January 13, 2011 6:40 am

        Grow up! Barely any liberals are like that. You’re assuming all liberals are the same, and they aren’t. You can be a liberal republican, liberal independent, liberal Christian, etc. Most liberals have jobs, pay taxes, and don’t smoke weed! Everyone in my family is liberal and, let me tell you, they all have jobs, none of them have touched weed in their life, and they all pay their taxes.

        And you’re saying the religions are dangerous? How do you know? Are you Muslim? Are you Wiccan? Have you ever even talked to any of these religions besides Christians? Probably not. I’m a pastor’s daughter and, let me tell you, people who actually follow Jesus for Jesus (and not a religion), follow love and acceptance. How would Jesus like you ripping on others? He wouldn’t! He hung out with the worst of the worst, the sinners, debtors, and lepers. I’m not Christian, I’m Unitarian, but I was raised Unitarian and Presbyterian. I know damn well what I’m talking about. Real Christians would get off their ass and try to understand others and love them for who they are, not what they believe.
        /rant

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  14. June 15, 2008 8:01 am

    What if I did’t graduate high school? There are plenty of hard working Americans that didn’t have the oportunity to complete school for various resons.Am I one of them,no.I thought it was supposed to be your side that cared about the little people and that conservatives didn’t.You have shown the real way you feel about the less fortunate, you look down on them with contemt. You feel as though you are better than them.

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  15. Jeff permalink
    June 18, 2008 6:26 pm

    I am sure they will read the bumper sticker and a bright light of clarity will wash over them and they will understand their misgivings.

    Just like you did?

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  16. Faith permalink
    August 4, 2008 12:12 am

    What in the world…

    COEXIST.
    1 exist at the same time or in the same place.

    2 exist in harmony.

    You have a problem with people putting this on their cars?

    Let’s all just go put Fuck You bumper stickers on our cars and be happy.

    By God, if you have a problem with this word, and people using it, you need to rethink your thought.

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  17. Faith permalink
    August 4, 2008 12:17 am

    And by the way. I have the same bumper sticker.

    Ever think that it REPRESENTS America?

    Coexist…

    Bringing of many races, cultures, religions, and people together. The United States of America.

    Your hatred of ”muslim radicals” needs to be pushed aside and not judge people so easily. See the good in people, not the bad.

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  18. Kozyjames permalink
    August 13, 2008 12:21 pm

    How can you honestly say that a bumper sticker that is depicting 7-8 belief systems is specifically targeting America’s attitude towards radical muslims? It’s ridiculous.

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  19. Devin permalink
    August 21, 2008 8:01 pm

    I quote “I don’t need to learn to coexist with them, they need to learn to coexist with me!”

    Your the reason we need to “co-exist”

    ego perpetuates hate.Everybody is right and everybody is wrong.

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  20. Kozyjames permalink
    August 29, 2008 2:44 pm

    Also: From what you’ve said, I don’t think you can coexist with anyone who isn’t a baptized Christian. What if you lived next to a Wiccan family? Or was invited to dinner by an Islamic family of the not radical variety? I’ll put all the money I have that you would refuse dinner and not associate with the Wiccan family?

    I am a Wiccan. I am getting the green variety of the Coexist T-shirt. I will wear it proudly, because it means that I would go to the Islamic family’s dinner and I would and do associate with Christians, the Jewish, the Buddhist, the Taoists. It means that I look beyond religion to make judgments. That’s what this shirt and bumper sticker mean. Not that we should accept terrorists.

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    • josiahe permalink
      May 6, 2009 2:35 pm

      … and if one of those Islamic families you have dinner with, happens to be Jihadists? After presenting themselves as peaceful, you find that they desire to cut your children’s throats, as they did with David Pearl, maybe then, you’ll wish you’d have been a bit more insightful? Or will it take it happening to a loved one first? Read the Koran.

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      • kittykittykitty permalink
        January 13, 2011 6:42 am

        You go read the Koran! The whole thing is about peace! =_=

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      • December 7, 2011 6:44 pm

        you said it and not all muslims are bad, but you are stupid not to watch out after what they have done to many places in the world

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      • December 7, 2011 8:07 pm

        so you are telling me that i should focus all of my attention to only one sector of the human race, and ignore all the injustices that take place in my very own backyard. come off it, the “Muslim radicals” are nothing more than just another group of delusional people, the fact that they are Muslim has absolutely nothing to do with it. Regardless of what they claim are just reasons for their actions. Because the evil in their hearts also reside in hearts of christian, Jews, etc.
        You are stupid for believing that they are the sole cause of your distress.

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    • Jacob permalink
      August 27, 2010 4:09 am

      I also, as an atheist, would gladly accept dinner invitations from any nice families of any of these beliefs. But their religions do not always teach this. If christians cannot convert us, they should keep a great distance from us. Same with Muslims. The person above me seems to be a little misinformed because “jihadists” would clearly be an extremist group. That would be like me (an atheist) going to a family of extremist Christians, hoping to purge the planet of nonbelievers, to hang out. Don’t forget that Islam isn’t the only religion that hasn’t killed people over the years.
      Btw, I have read the Koran. The Bible seems to be a lot more extreme…

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  21. Todd permalink
    October 1, 2008 6:59 am

    You know I am always shocked at how much someone will read into one word being displayed. Obviously the sticker is open to anyone’s interpretation but I seriously doubt that anyone that displays this would imply that they support terrorists. Not all that follow Islam are terrorists any more than those that follow Christianity. Remember that Timothy McVeigh claimed to be Christian. We live in a country that is supposed to support religious freedom and this in my opinion supports that.

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  22. Chris permalink
    October 15, 2008 12:27 am

    How can you be so narrow minded? You accuse liberals of being desensitized and yet your solution to the problem of dealing with Muslim extremists is simply to go over and bomb the hell out of them?

    Why does war always have to be the solution for Americans when it comes to terrorism? We should be trying to help these people. If all we try to do is kill all of them, we are no better then them.

    BTW… I am not a liberal. I am an American and a human being!

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  23. Jenny permalink
    October 21, 2008 11:57 am

    Give me a break! Nobody is saying you have to get along with terrorists or anything of that nature. I have the sticker and to me it represents peace. Kind of like “Can’t we all just get along.” People that read so much into it, need to loosen up a bit. It’s not that serious people. It’s only promoting peace.

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  24. John permalink
    November 1, 2008 8:29 am

    I am in the UK – But have seen the sticker and dont see any mention of the word TERRORIST

    It is all about religions and how as Brothers and Sisters of this planet we should coexist – we should love and we should forgive

    Now before anybody shouts at me for my comments, there will always be things that we can not forgive such as terrorism, race hate, stabbings, shootings etc.

    But as children of the earth – the mature among us need to try and live in harmony, try and close our eyes to the terrors of this century.

    If we all learn to love and to live together, we can bring about change to this world of ours
    Isnt this what the hippy movement was all about in the 1960s

    Love has always been, and will always continue to be the answer

    God bless you and thank you for reading my comments

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  25. Sabazio permalink
    November 3, 2008 10:56 pm

    Seriously?

    This is exactly what I expect from 42% of this country. ONE of those religions harbors a fraction of nut job extremists you got a problem with, and rather than understand any more of the sentiment, you throw the whole thing out. Worse yet, you call us (I have one of these) naive.

    I have news for you. ALL of these religions have whacko sects that want to destroy all the others.

    Holy Order of Aryan Warriors – Christian
    Gush Emunim Underground – Jewish
    Aum Shinrikyo – Buddhist
    BAJRANG DAL – Hindu

    I could go on…

    Crawl back into your hole, little man. Be afraid of all the bad people in the world that arn’t like you. The rest of us will hold out hope that education, belief and interaction can overcome miseducation and fear.

    The fact is, the progressive ideas we have are the end result of a liberal thought evolution that has been moving forward for hundreds of years.

    At one point, the crusades were the norm. The inquisition was the norm. Hatred and oppression of others was the norm. These things have changed because good people believed in a better way. We still do.

    We will leave people like you behind in the past – along with jim crow laws, Christian dominionism and yes, even Islamic terrorist.

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  26. Joe permalink
    November 10, 2008 8:16 pm

    “It just irritates me that these type of people are trying to tell us that we need to accept terrorists for who they are and coexist with them.”

    I doubt that this is what anyone is trying to say, not even a single person is trying to convince anyone of this, to think so would be very very stupid.

    However, I hate these stickers myself. The problem is not all religions can coexist because all religions by their very nature contradict each other, and some mandate that you must destroy the others. At any rate, religion is a form of accepting ignorance over logic and reason, and I don’t want to tolerate this at all, I shouldn’t have to and no sticker is going to make me.

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    • Eddie permalink
      July 3, 2011 1:23 pm

      I’ve never seen “Terrorists” on one of the Coexist bumper stickers. I don’t think anyone who ‘sports” one of these stickers is promoting terrorists or even radical islamists. That’s taking something and immediately jumping to the extreme which is a big part of the problem. Too many people are just scared of things (and people) that are different. If you don’t believe in co-existing with those that are different, I guess that means you want them all dead. The spirit behind the message is for mutual respect. And it’s just a sticker; it doesn’t MAKE you do anything. If you don’t like them, look somewhere else.

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      • josiahe permalink
        July 3, 2011 1:46 pm

        Tell me Eddie, what “religion” are the terrorists in your world? What religion says it’s ok to beat women? Or to give a death sentence to those who convert to another religion? Read the last post here for more …..

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  27. Erin permalink
    November 26, 2008 5:25 pm

    You agree that all religions should coexist, yet you’re horribly offended by this bumper sticker and judgmental of all who have it on their cars? Perhaps it isn’t directed towards you. I also don’t see any symbols for “Muslim radicals who want to kill your family,” so I don’t believe it’s asking you to accept them. I believe it’s directed towards the many closed-minded people I’ve met in the United States who believe it’s their job to convert everyone who doesn’t practise their religion. Or perhaps it really is directed toward terrorists. We can’t know what each individual is thinking when he or she puts this on the car, but I don’t believe that anyone is under the delusion that a bumper sticker is all it will take to make everyone live in peace. It’s just supposed to make you think, that’s all.

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  28. AmyM permalink
    December 2, 2008 9:39 pm

    It is amazing what a “radical” conservative can turn into such ridiculousness. A sticker that implies a wonderful world of people caring about each other and NOT being so judgmental. And once you get past all that prejudice judgmental bullsh*t you can really get to know someone and grow from it and learn from it and grow and learn and f*cking have a good time. How can you take such a pure thought and word such as COEXIST and turn it into: “they are telling ME i have to support terrorism.” You crazy closed minded fool. The world can’t get along because of people like you who I compare with “radical” terrorist . Besides the bumper sticker isn’t telling YOU anything; it speaks for the beliefs and feelings of the one who wears it.

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  29. electric_bonzai permalink
    December 4, 2008 8:00 pm

    …and of course “symbol for Islam” MUST = ‘symbol for radical terrorist Islam”.

    Do all Christians support the bombing of Planned Parenthood?

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  30. John permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:29 pm

    What a worthless blog.

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  31. December 5, 2008 9:36 pm

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  32. Diana permalink
    January 6, 2009 11:08 pm

    This is sad but Ive learned to accept it; STOP judging by race its pathetic not every Islam you see has a bomb strapped to his body.Nobody listens to each other anymore we all judge by what we SEE….beauty is grown from within.

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  33. JohnDoe permalink
    January 8, 2009 5:36 pm

    I cannot believe that there are such radical Americans, who equate all Muslims with terrorists ! I agree that a lot of terrorism in current times is associated with Islam but …

    I am from India and I am not a Muslim. India has seen so much violence by Muslims ( sadly sometimes from Indian muslims too ) and this violence is not even just recent, but has been happening for a few hundred years (with some gaps in between). Still I would not deem all Muslims to be fanatics or terrorists.

    I had attended christian institutions and there were some really motivated evangelists who tried to proselytize. I have seen fundamentalist christians in America. Still I do not deem all Christians as fundamentalist !

    In all religions, there are fanatics and fundamentalists.

    Terrorists are to be punished, no matter which religion they profess. Coexist does not mean coexist with criminals amongst us !

    America is much better at implementing the law and order, compared to India. And law should take its course.

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  34. tori mickes permalink
    January 12, 2009 8:45 pm

    Well i am one of those liberals that is clearly an “idiot” as i have the coexist symbol tattooed across my side. and no one is trying to say that you have to coexist because clearly your head is too far up your ass for that to be a problem. and last not all muslims are radical! so open your eyes and stop bitching about things you are too ignorant to understand.

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  35. February 4, 2009 12:54 pm

    I created the blue/white version of the COEXIST design years before “Stamp and Shout” copied/changed/sold their version. Hence, the Peace Symbol was removed by them and replaced with the wiccan star. I definitely intended you to interpret this as somewhat of a HOPEFUL FEELING that all religions can and should exist together in peace, despite the powers at be at any given time in history, who have and continue to hijack faith and the faithful to serve their own diabolical, greedy and selfish ends. Even to me, the creator of fifteen ‘symbol words’ of hope, it seems a far reach to think this is actually possible. However remote the possibility of peaceful WORLDWIDE “Coexistence” between faiths/nations/people, there are undoubtedly POCKETS of society that actually pull off such peaceful coexistence! My suggestion is that we, the hopeful, we the peaceful, find and help enlarge these pockets in whatever means we can find. Mine is through my bumper sticker/shirt/peace merchandising business: http://www.peacemonger.org.

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    • April 18, 2009 11:13 pm

      Absolute peace would be nice, but boring. The world will never come to peace because they will continue to raise their children, and future generations with ignorance, or arogances of others. They will be forced into bigotry, and hate. (I know, in everybodym there is a LITTLE of anything, racism,–that’s fine, perfectly normal,–but not normal to the point where they have to harm other races due to not believing in their particular faith, or being the same race etc). I wish people got along, but that will never happen. All we can do is hope for the best. Great STICKER Though, I thought it had an “Om”

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  36. Mike permalink
    February 8, 2009 2:13 pm

    Your taking this the wrong way. Who said this design was pointed directly at us? The design is inteded for all religions to look at it and realize we need to all respect and coexist together. This symbol is pointed at the Islam as well so dont think that the world revolves around America. In fact thats exactly what this design is trying to prevent. I think this design was created before 911 anyway because I’ve seen it for years.

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  37. Trey Purcell permalink
    March 11, 2009 10:48 am

    Too many of us are puppets these days. Einstein once said, “Common sense is a collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eight”. It seems difficult for people to sit back, draw the world in for themselves, and develop an original opinion of their own. To do this, one needs to throw away what they have learned for basically their entire life. There will always be radicals when it comes to religion. Right now people are thinking I am referring to Islamic radicals and the like. Not so fast. I am also referring to Baptist, Catholic, etc, radicals. I am reading all sorts of replies from people who are super pissed that someone would put this sticker on their car, as if they are being pushed to believe terrorists are good people. Ever heard of occam’s razor? It argues that, “All things being equal, nature usually takes the simplest path.” It is more feasible that someone is trying to make you believe that a radical zealot is a good person or that they are simply saying “get along”?

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  38. linglingo permalink
    March 30, 2009 2:47 pm

    Well there you go, the creator of the design just told you what it meant….I hope somehow that matters. P.S. I am a proud American with strong morals and values and I find the coexist symbol a beacon of America’s greatness as well as many other country’s. I hope you can see the patriotism in the melting pot as what makes this country great….and not just loose minded fat cats. Later.

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  39. April 16, 2009 11:11 am

    God forbid we should all coexist! Let’s instead all meet each other in the middle of a field with a bunch of knives! THAT’LL FIX IT! WTF?

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  40. April 18, 2009 11:09 pm

    I totally respect this sticker, but why are most of these comments hitting Islam? or they’re terrorist? I’m not siding with the terrorist (of ANY RELIGION)..I do hope most of you know there ARE terrorist of other religions. Not all people who are of Islamic faith are terrorist, or want to harm anyone. I agree with sticker, and wish that’d everyone would get along, but it MUST go both ways, (the golden rule…duh!) I understand that this will never happen, (while with ignorant, aargonant people who believe one religion, or a particular race is the superior, or worst one). Life WOULD be boring if there was absolute peace, but we should stride to a better life for future generations.

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  41. Lucy permalink
    April 23, 2009 8:00 am

    “that imply that America needs to learn to coexist with radical Islamists”

    “But they can’t, they can’t because Muslim radicals don’t want to.”

    Yeah, because there is no such thing as radical Christians who literally kill people from other religions. LMAO

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  42. Lucy permalink
    April 23, 2009 8:05 am

    “that imply that America needs to learn to coexist with radical Islamists”

    And I forgot to add, USA isn’t the only country in the world. People have this sticker in many countries. Surprise, surprise. Get over it.

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  43. April 29, 2009 12:06 pm

    RIGHT ON !!

    Wake up the fools! Islam teaches the opposite and will not stop- only idiots will believe that coexisting is possible with those who call for your submission or your beheading (and same with your childrens)

    Coexist….

    Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

    Regardless of the good we all may hope for. In light there is no darkness. The truth is that the koran teaches hatred and that the submission or beheading of those who will not submit to the islamic belief is among the goals. Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” Qur’an:8:39 “So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).”

    http://fjordman.blogspot.com/2005/12/immigrant-rape-wave-in-sweden.html

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    • May 15, 2014 5:15 pm

      I want to see you on the streets

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  44. josiahe permalink
    May 6, 2009 2:46 pm

    I wish I’d have found your post before I did mine . . . . Well put! I’ve linked to your post. Thanks.

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  45. Open your mind permalink
    May 11, 2009 3:19 pm

    It is always great to learn more when you can. Most people wouldn’t take the time to look into this. I think it is sad that you decided to take the stance you did. There are extremists of every religion and culture; someone who takes their beliefs too far. To only look at one group of extremists once again shows that you choose to remember selective moments in religious history. Look around, there are good and bad of every culture… to stereotype and project your beliefs about a small percentage of radicals onto the entire group makes you seem small minded. We only really hear about the bad that goes on,but you can always find good if you take the time to look for it. I personally interpret COEXIST as a hope for the way the world could and should be if only extremists (kind of like you) could open their mind to outside cultures. Just because they are different does not make them bad. Not every person in a religious group thinks the same.

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    • josiahe permalink
      May 11, 2009 6:56 pm

      There is nothing wrong with hope, that is UNLESS it flies in the face of reality that endangers others! That, is exactly what this can do – IF it allows others to becomplacent, forgetting 9/11 and the Marine barracks in Beiruit, the U.S.S. Cole, and the hundreds of other deaths which you do not have to deal with ….. only those who sign up to protect us all.

      I’m not sure this will work here; hope so. If it does, take a look:
      border.wmv (5.4 MB) If it does not, and I don’t think it will; email me and I’ll be glad to send you a copy; it is something that allow one to see the kind of enemy that has sworn to kill you, your children, and everyone you know – so go ahead and hope! If you don’t think you have to pay as much attention to this as to hope, then those you love will suffer for it and you will grieve!

      And no; I do not care if this is unsettling to you!

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  46. Ally permalink
    May 24, 2009 3:51 pm

    Hmmm… funny, isn’t it– that the hatred and intolerance towards other religions & beliefs– of both the Religious Right and the Muslim extremists have been equal participants in leading us into this never-ending war. Doesn’t take a genius to see where the problem areas are, does it?

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    • May 24, 2009 6:26 pm

      Why do you assume that I am part of the “religious right” just because I am on the right? That is bigotry in itself. I hold my beliefs on government and America based on the constitution and what the founding fathers intended. I do not ever insert my religious beliefs in any of my posts. I bet that you can not correctly identify what my beliefs are. My posts are written from a political angle and a political angle only.

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  47. josiahe permalink
    May 24, 2009 4:53 pm

    Ally,

    Sorry to throw this back in your face; I know you WANT to believe that, but if you’ll show me hate and intolerance from someone on the religious right, I’ll show you someone who is pretending to be a Christian!

    Nice try; if you understood good and evil, the most common tactic used by evil, is to posture oneself as a good person while being evil – – – all to discredit good. That allows the idiots and progressives to believe they have the higher ground when all they spout (as you just did) is hate and intolerance!

    Or were you not aware you are parroting hate?

    When I’m talking with someone face to face, . . . . and they’re trying to say this, after I’ve made my point, I’ll try to use a southern drawl just to make my point even further and say . . .
    ya-all have a nice day now hea(and a silent “r”)!

    josiah

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  48. UTAustinStudent permalink
    August 20, 2009 1:42 am

    WOW. All I can say, is that most of you (those agreeing with the writer) are a sad bunch of unintelligent individuals, especially the writer of this article. The bumper sticker is NOT telling YOU (the writer or whomever agrees with him) to coexist with terrorists. It is telling you to have an open mind about ALL (not just ISLAM) religions and all different thoughts, and do come by such ideas honestly, but not by harm, however. It is sad to that you think that this bumper sticker is all about you and what the “big bad terrorists” could do to you if you were to coexist with them. This is a bigger picture than all of that so-called “jazz.”

    Also, I think it is even more ridiculous that you say people should be coexisting with you, not you with them. This is the exact stance that the bumper sticker is trying to combat. If everyone (meaning the writer and those in agreement with him) would step back from this thought of having people conform to what you think, and look at the in-fact BIGGER picture of COMPROMISE, then this bumper sticker would have meaning and probably some effect on such types of people.

    However, from reading the article and responses in agreement with the author, I can tell that most of you aren’t intelligent (for lack of a better word) to do this “step back and look at the bigger picture” type thinking. Most of you, including the writer, are clearly a bunch of self-centered, egotistical fucks that wouldn’t give a second thought to the fact that they might actually be wrong.

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  49. josiahe permalink
    August 20, 2009 8:32 am

    To the UT Austin student ….

    Please forgive us. You are obviously more intelligent. Thank you for correcting us. Obviously, you knew personally, what the designer of the B/S meant as well as what others SHOULD have thought …

    Certainly is a good thing we have the intellectual liberals to correct us. Good thing you’ve read the Quran and could explain all this to us. Their willingness (terrorists) to compromise is proven … Sure must be nice to be an elite youth intellectual with insight such as yours.

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  50. UTAustinStudent permalink
    August 20, 2009 12:15 pm

    To “Josiahe”:

    It is not necessary, and clearly ineffective for your argument’s sake, for you to make an attempt at mocking me. I am not trying to say that “I am the all-knowing elite.” After all, that’s what YOUR “god” is for, right? Secondly, I did not say that I knew “personally, what the designer…thought.” I simply put in my input after analyzing the bumper sticker. Having a background in visual analysis somewhat qualifies me to make my own judgements. It is clear to me, however, that most of YOU MINDLESS CONSERVATIVES (since we are calling names now) probably haven’t experienced a moment in the class of a higher education facility. It just surprises me how the people who are the least educated on a subject tend to speak the loudest or the most about it, and make themselves look like idiots.
    And no, “Josiahe,” I have not read the Quran, but the thing is the Quran isn’t the only thing that is to be read in order to explain coexistence among us all. Once again, you clearly think that this bumper sticker was made just for Americans, or to narrow it even farther, all about you. THIS BUMPER STICKER IS NOT ALL ABOUT TERRORISTS, it is about coexisting with EVERYONE, not just Americans and Muslims (or as you would call them, terrorists).
    “Josiahe,” you seem to act like you know so much, but I’ll bet you probably haven’t even read the entire holy text to your own sad excuse for a religion. Much less any others, like the Bhagvad Gita for Hinduism or the Tipitaka for Buddhism. So, before you go around mocking me for my knowledge, how about you educate yourself a little bit. I guess I was under the impression that these types of blogs are for the self-educated, and like you said “elite” group of individuals, but clearly I was sadly mistaken. These blogs aren’t for intellectual discourse. They are for ignorant people to ramble off on tangents about things they have no knowledge of, and whenever it starts to get confusing, they can just “blame the terrorist” and everyone will be on their side. And as for your comment about “intellectual liberals,” at least we are just that, intellectual. It is proven that those of us who are educated to a level above high school and are instructed in things other than “how to gut a deer in 5 minutes” tend to see the bigger picture in the world, and become more accepting to the less educated, less fortunate people, like you conservatives.

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  51. LaToya permalink
    September 8, 2009 6:57 pm

    -TO ALL POSTERS HERE,
    Well it seems to me that this is a hot subject an has been since Oct. 25th 2007 when the original posting was uploaded. Let’s all ask a simple question of ourselves, “Has any of this bullshit bickering, back and forth, amongst yourselves solved a damn thing”? NO IT HASN’T! That right there is the reason why people cannot coexist. Yet, some how we do. NOONE CAN AGREE TO DISAGREE! If your one to get pissed off at someone’s opinion, GET THE FUCK OVER IT! It amazes me how much people behave like children.
    You know the only reason I found this site was by pure accident when I attempted to retrieve information on these bumper stickers. Unlike many of the posters here, that I can only hope and imagen, did not do themselves. Every single one of you, has destroyed your own arguments! By the way you’ve all displayed your lack of ability to present a sold case, you’ve made your points meaningless. Instead, one by one you have all taken cheap shots at each other! How incredibly sad, stupid and disappointing! You see, you have all proven how that the problem (weather its with extremist or not) is started. AND IT’S STARTED WITH BULLSHIT! This is thee exact reason why things like wars,political demonstrations, and terrorism begins. Because people miss read, miss understand, refuse to bend, refuse to except, and then wind up pissing someone off enough that someone takes action! YES, it does almost always go hand in hand with a person or group believing that they are superior. NOONE IS FUCKING SUPERIOR! Not if you look at history. Ever single country, has done something horrible to their own people, or someone elses (weather documented or not). And resuming to childish resentment of “who started it” is stupid and pointless. And I’m sorry to say, but most people, countries, and individuals end up doing so! ALL PEOPLE FALL SUBJECT TO THE SAME FLAWS! It just depends if those who get pissed off, use it, in a way that harms others physically or unphysically. It as well seems, that we always want to blame everyone, anyone but ourselves! Remember that hatred of any kind (weather deserved or not) breads more hatred. HATERD DESTROYS! It doesn’t just destroy the meek,weak, or the hated. It’s like a virus, HATRED DESTROYS ALL!
    I believe in the power of knowledge and understanding. No I am not a hippie and I do not believe in passive aggression. I believe in fighting, but there is more than one way to FIGHT! That doesn’t mean one method is better than another. It just means to take notice, look at every aspect fully, and find the best resolve from a largely informed position. BITCHING DOESN’T SOLVE ANYTHING! BEING DEFESIVE DOESN’T SOLVE ANYTHING! AN BEING UN- OR MISSINFORMED DOESN’T SOLVE ANYTHING!
    I don’t find that this bumper sticker is intentionally meant to insult anyone or demand anything. IT’S A FUCKING STICKER! YOU, READ INTO IT! THEN YOU, READ INTO EACH OTHER! The I that the point of it is to unite, or rather the suggestion of being united. Not necessarily to the other drivers, but of the individual driving the car. It’s what they, themselves, have choosen to support! If you’re at odds with it that’s fine, go about your day. However, perhaps being more informed should take place somewhere in there, before a decision is made. BY THAT, I MEAN, AN INFORMED, NON-POLITICAL, NON-RELIGIOUS, NON-CULTURAL BI-IST DECISION! Which is hard for anyone to do, but that doesn’t make it impossible. One more reason why it’s hard for us all to coexist. THE PROBLEM IS US AS PEOPLE! WE CREATE THE ISSUES WE INCOUNTER! THEREFORE, WE AS PEOPLE MUST LEARN (YES I SAID LEARN) TO SOLVE THEM!
    Weather we like it or not, we as people already exist on this planet together. That is, unless we would rather destroy it than learn to deal with one another. I’m very sure that there are some of us that have that opinion. However, personally I like existing. In fact, WE AS HUMANBEINGS ARE ALREADY UNITED, TOGETHER, AND COEXSITING! It just depends on if we would like to try to (thats right try to) exist in harmony. No this is not an excuse for radicals, or a get out of jail card for harmful persons! It is not giving hurtful people a free ride out of their punishments! Although, it may help to explain why people do some of the things they do! EACH OF US WOULD FIRST HAVE TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT EACH AND EVERY SITUATION, IN ORDER TO DEFINE THEM! It’s quite sad that that has to be explained!
    Unless we as a united people, (All People), want to destroy everything and keep destroying everything that we hold sacred and dear, then maybe we should do something more positive than break each other down! Especiallywhen, we all suffer from the same flaws (weather we think we do or not) and we try so hard to pawn them off on others! COESISTING, OR THE ATTEMPT TO, IS REALLY THE ONLY PLAUSIBLE THING TO DO! IF YOU LIKE THOUGH, FEEL FREE TO GO AGAIST IT!

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    • UTAustinStudent permalink
      September 8, 2009 9:01 pm

      All I can say after reading your long-winded ridiculous reply to this piece is, “Wow.” You sure are the first one to claim that no one has made a good argument on either side. Well, sadly enough, you haven’t either. First things first, using profanity every 3 words does nothing but crumble the foundation of your argument. No one wants to read a cuss word every three seconds. I have no problem with cussing, but for someone to say that I can’t make an argument and go off cursing up a storm really says a lot about their character.

      Secondly, PLEASE, I beg of you, LEARN HOW TO SPELL. Not knowing how to spell a word, or in your case word(s) makes you look uneducated, no matter what the topic is. Also, spelling a word correctly, but using it in the wrong context, makes you look like a complete idiot.
      Here are a few examples, however, I will not list them all because my post would be entirely too long to correct your entire response.
      “NOONE” is actually two words, spelled No one.
      “Weather,” as you have used it should be, Whether.
      “Imagen,” is Imagine
      “Breads,” is Breeds
      and “BI-IST,” I believe is Biased.

      However, compliments to you as you have clearly demonstrated that you know how to spell every curse word in the English dictionary.

      I could go on and on about your misspelling, but let’s go on to the next problem with your so-called “prose.”

      GRAMMAR:
      If you do not know how to write a complex sentence, using commas correctly, please don’t. You have no idea how much of an idiot you made yourself look like whenever you wrote this. It appears as though you didn’t even read what you wrote, and that after you wrote every thing you just randomly clicked and slapped a comma in places, but were careful enough not to put them in the middle of a word. Sadly enough, I don’t think it would have made a difference.

      So, before you tell me that I don’t know how to create an argument, how about you take a look at your own. Something as simple as grammar and spelling shouldn’t destroy your ethos, as it has. Let’s try and work on that before we start calling names, and biting off more than we can chew.

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  52. josiahe permalink
    September 8, 2009 7:58 pm

    The arrogance, elitist, foul mouth obvoiusly knows and understands all …. Oh my; it’s the great Oz!

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  53. LaToya permalink
    September 8, 2009 11:17 pm

    Forgive me that I did not use spell check, but that isn’ t the point of these blogs, post, or what ever you want to call it. Now is it? You don’t use prop. english when you text peps either. Or do your? Oh, but thats right you where only going on the construstion of the post and I was going on content. Once again proving that all this Shit is for is for people to be able t0 BITCH! Oh no, I cussed, but then again I thought we were all adults and wait they cuss. This cussing was to shock you (which it oviously did) and to get the point acrossed that this whole thing is stupid. However, I don’t think you got that symbolism. As I already said, arggueing is pointless and all it does create conflict, but again you have just proved my point. That there is a more positive way of dealing with this “issue” of coexisting or with the topic of the sticker. All you people seem to do is attack indivdual agguements when there is oviously a bigger problem at hand. It doesn’t matter though I’m quit sure you’ll fine some way to try to discredit this as well! Oh and by the way I admited to not knowing everything thats why people (me included) should try to know more. Then again, you don’t really care about that because the only reason for this commenting Bullshit is to point fingers, blame others, and tear each other down! Thats just what people (All People) do. That is why we cannot coexist! Although we still have to and are forced to find a way (peacefuly or not) to exist together. This is also why I don’t believe it works, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try! Have your fun being agguementative and destructive! Believe what you like it doesn’t bother me. This is all to the same end and we are all just getting there that much faster!

    To all and all we’re all going down. Here’s to hopfully one day people Understanding! Toya

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    • UTAustinStudent permalink
      September 8, 2009 11:45 pm

      Well LaToya (or should I say LaTOOLya?),

      You shouldn’t have to use spell check to spell a simple word, such as no one, it should just come natural. Secondly, the first thing I would do is use proper English whenever I’m trying to discredit other people’s arguments and say how they don’t know what they are talking about, etc.(as you are), because when you don’t, you simply look like an uneducated fool.

      Thirdly, I said I didn’t have a problem with cussing, but you are clearly mistaken if you think that “adults cuss.” You are missing the entire point of a curse word if you are simply using them to sound like “an adult” because if you ask me, whenever you cuss like that, you sound more like an uneducated sixth grader who lacks a vocabulary, therefore he/she must fill in the blanks with “fuck, shit, or damn.” Also, you said arguments were based on content, not structure, well I’m pretty sure that my free writing lessons that I’m giving you here have a lot more valuable content than yours, which simply puts words like “BITCH” in all caps, as seen before.

      Also, you need to work on subject-verb agreement if you are going to try and argue with me, and tell me that my writing is trash. Phrases like “the cussing was to shock you and to get the point acrossed” don’t go together. It would be “the cussing was to shock you and get the point across.”

      Not only is my writing about this blog meaningful and has a point, it is structured well. Whenever people read what you write, they don’t just read the content, they look at the presentation as well. I could hardly get through your paragraph because I was so distracted by your horrific grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, and I nearly missed the point of your comment.

      So, yes, I will argue with an uneducated person like you whenever it comes to things that I happen to know about.

      I am fairly certain that most people who read your comment(s) will think the same as I have, that it is uneducated and simply hypocritical (because although you tell us we are calling names and pointing fingers, you called us bitches and claimed that we are the ones who don’t know what we’re talking about, whenever your comments are completely off topic).

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  54. LaToya permalink
    September 9, 2009 7:37 pm

    Alright now you just being ridiculous.
    1st Being a bad speller doesn’t make you stupid. It just means your bad at spelling.

    2nd You’re obviously offend at the fact that you are not the best of the best and everyone (or even most people) will not think the same as you.

    3rd Your just further prove my point that these posts, comments, and the agguements going on within them are pointless.

    4th I never discredited your so called “meaningful points”, you do that yourself. By being defensive and tearing people down in a pointless manor is what destroys your points. Which I,ve now realized is because your angry, self indulged, and like to call names. You are who kills your arguments.

    5th I was merely making observations of the behavior going on here. Behavior that I now can see hit to close to home for you. You have obviously taken it to a new extreme, but that doesn’t make your comment anymore meaningful!

    6th Adults do cuss when they are either irritated or they’re trying to gain some attention. I seem to have done just that but you missed the relevance completely. Which can be difficult when no ones really listening. You’re a great example actually.

    7th This blog, post, or commenting forum is not being sent to Congress or Utah state University. So who cares about “Proper structure”, “proper” grammar, or “PROPER” formula. Its apparent that you think your smarter than you really are. THINKING DOESN’T MAKE IT TRUE!

    8th Calling names is childish. Making observations on someones ignorance would be different. However, you jumped straight to cutting me down. That’s just your way and you’re not going to change. So then, whenever you want to have a real discussion in the real world I’ll be there! One that inables you to have to think on your feet instead of being high and mighting about your grammer and superior intelligence with written words. Oh wait, lets be “proper” typed. Maybe then you won’t be so degrading of simple things and not act so much like a child yourself. YOU SHOULD LEARN TO REFLECT INWARD BEFORE STRIKING OUT!

    Oh, by the way why don’t you try leaving an actual comment about what I posted. You know one that covers what ways actually in the body of the arguement, or is that to hard for you mighty intelligence to narrow down? So it’s difficult to read get over it!
    Prior to this post I had menchend that all that was being done here is bickoring. THAT STILL HOLDS TRUE! What a waste of human existance.

    I wilnot post back, but I will read your comment out of curiosity. Just to see if you would real have an actual discussion with me. To see if you would actually read into what I have writen. Also to see if you’ll just do what you do and be erogant, egrorant, and childish.

    Good luck with live Because you need it! WE ALL DO!
    -TOYA

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  55. UTAustinStudent permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:07 pm

    Oh, Toya.

    I have nothing more to say either because like I said before there is nothing intelligent about what you have to say. I am not arguing, I am not being arrogant, I’m simply telling it like it is. If you want to know how I feel about the bumper sticker, then maybe you should read the post above your first one. That is a real life conversation. However, Whenever you begin attacking other people’s arguments and saying that they have nothing worth saying, be ready to accept the same, which is exactly what I did to yours, though I may have done it a little too extensively for your taste.

    You clearly are the last person to know how to construct an argument if you think that professionalism isn’t just as important as content. Whenever you cannot spell, or write a sentence that makes since, or curse to the high heavens, it destroys your so-called argument because such flaws distract the reader from what you are trying to say. I’m sorry if you feel that I am being egotistical whenever I go about correcting you, but that is simply what I am going to do whenever you tell me that what I have to say is worthless. I just wanted to inform you that what you had to say was clearly not any better.

    And no, Toya, I dont think I am smarter than I already am. I know my limits of intellect and I know my strengths as well. Proper use of the English language just so happens to be a strength, so if my critique is too forward for you, I again offer my apologies because I know not every one can take what they dish out, in your case, criticisms.

    And for your claim that bickering is such a waste of human existence:
    Why is it that you continue to respond then? You sure do like to make personal attacks and such, but if anyone is to make any response to what you have to say, all the sudden it is a waste of time and life itself. You say that name-calling makes people look like fools and that’s all people are doing here, yet you called me “erogant, egrorant, and childish,” which I believe is to be translated in normal English to “arrogant, ignorant, and childish.” Well what do we have here? The one accusing of such atrocities is the one dealing them out as well.

    How about you think about yourself a little more too, rather than simply telling others to. Because honey, I’ve got news for you, you sure are far from perfect, yourself.

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    • Bluedot permalink
      January 29, 2011 10:54 pm

      You probably meant to say “or write a sentence that makes sense”, instead of “or write a sentence that makes since”, as you did. I thought this should be brought to your attention, since usage of proper grammar is of such great importance to you.

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  56. LaToya permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:54 pm

    As I thought, you have not exceeded my expectations of you. Yes, you are well versed in “PROPER” format but, that’s all. In fact I bet if you hadn’t got so defensive about the comment and began naming calling you might have actually had something slightly interesting to input. However, just like most people do you only saw what you wanted to see. Which was someone attacking your oh so Great Meaningful points. There may have been good points within your arguments. The problem becomes all these meaningless post that are going on between us two. Everyone’s arguments in the end become arbitrary. Yes, I admit that I am included. This is the result of all people. They wind up doing nothing more than bitching at each other back and forth. I am part of this human flaw but, at least I admit it and try to move beyond. I as well do so without claiming that I’m better. Perhaps you didn’t see that the to post directed at you where not attacking you but, defending myself. Of course you wouldn’t have noticed that would you, or maybe you choose to ignore the obvious. It seems the one who can dish it out and not take it would be you! You don’t like being called out for who you are and who you’re trying to frame yourself out to be. That is why I reverted to insulting you. At least I waited tell you showed yourself and your faults. I don’t find spelling and grammar mistakes to be flaws. One can always improve that but, there is no help for you. However, I’m sure that you find no faults at all within yourself. The point of what I was asserting was to try to improve the arguments taking place here and as I thought would happen the problem just redefined itself more boldly. There is no solution! There is no way for settlement! It will just keep going on and on! That is until people, all people, learn to stop fighting with each other and fight the problem.
    Tell we meet in real life and have a “real” conversation and one from which people can not hide behind a computer! Maybe untel then we should just AGREE TO DISAGREE!

    THE LAST WORD IS FOR YOU, but it doesn’t make it anymore meaning filled.
    WHY? We will never change each other! Although people will still try and thats as much positive as it is negative. Have a good life.
    -Toya

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  57. Rebecca permalink
    September 13, 2009 1:45 pm

    I came across this looking for the sticker that I’m actually about to put on my car. I don’t see why everyone is arguing over this. It is simply someones opinion that you can agree or disagree with. Whats so wrong with wanting peace? Nothing. If there weren’t peaceful people in this world we would all be hating and killing each other more than we already do. Before you bash a religion, a way of life, a belief, a dream, anything, put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes and maybe you could see why other people think differently than you.
    These are just my thoughts, and I hope we can all learn to coexist someday, at least at some level.

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  58. josiahe permalink
    September 13, 2009 2:07 pm

    To Rebecca:

    Nothing IS wrong with wanting peace. It’s a dreamer’s world that you inhabit though; you ought to join the pragmatic world – the one where the families of 9/11 live! Have you met personally anyone whose loved one died there? I have. There are those who put their lives on the line for the rest of us every day and they deserve to be respected. To ask those who love, (yet are aware the world of Islam is a violent one) to accept that we can live together – they … rather, WE know better!

    They will smile as they kill those you love and think they are going to heaven for it. If you do not understand this, go to ground zero next year and stand and watch those who lost loved ones cry!

    We cannot all live in your world; those of you who do … do nothing to protect those who understand and are willing to die to protect you and yours!

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    • Rebecca permalink
      September 13, 2009 3:32 pm

      “There are those who put their lives on the line for the rest of us every day and they deserve to be respected.”
      You think I don’t respect them? My brother died in the Navy for this country after 9/11. I go to his grave standing next to many other families crying over lost loved ones. If we lived in a world of peace I wouldn’t have lost him. Thank you very much but I will keep my opinion that I strongly believe in.

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  59. UTAustinStudent permalink
    September 13, 2009 2:25 pm

    To Rebecca and Josiahe:

    Rebecca, I happen to agree with you, a desire for peace is the foundation of importance in this world. Those who simply retaliate do nothing but provoke more violence. I do find it important to look at life through other people’s shoes, examine their beliefs and realize why they think that way. People who are too hard-headed to do that don’t deserve to argue about things anyway. People like Joasiahe just want someone to blame, and the Islam religion gets it here. You notice that the Islam religion is only one small part of this bumper sticker, it’s not even what this sticker is about. This sticker simply promotes coexistence amongst all the different beliefs in the world, yet Josiahe and his group make it appear that this sticker is telling you to conform and follow the Islam religion and make these people your best friends. The key here is tolerance, and some people need a vocabulary lesson.

    Josiahe, Rebecca may live in a “dreamer’s world,” but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you just have to get over the injustices people do to you. Look at slavery and our current coexistence with African Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr. clearly lived in a dreamer’s world at his time, but it paid off. People never thought it possible that one day blacks and whites would be able to mingle, become friends, or get along, but all it takes is just that one step. It’s clear that you won’t be the one to have the initiative to take that first step. Though some say it will be hard, and to think of all the things (Muslims, to fit Josiahe’s argument) have done to us. Well, referring to African Americans again, look at all of the things the white’s did to them. From stripping them naked and auctioning them off like a piece of cattle, to murdering millions of them for disobedience, to forcing them to be the ones to stand at the back of the bus. I believe us white’s have done enough injustices towards African Americans to give them the idea for retaliation, in a “pragmatic world” like Josiahe’s, but these African Americans got over these injustices and gave us a second chance. This is how we are able to intermingle with the different races today, it is because someone took that first step.

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  60. Bull permalink
    September 20, 2009 9:19 pm

    I definitely did not read all of the replies, but what I have to say about the few I did is that, the bumper sticker in question means nothing about “coexisting with radical Islamics who want to kill me and my family” The sticker is mostly a pagan thing. The pagan belief basically is the belief not in one set Judaic religion ie. Christianity, Methodist, Catholic, Judaism, Islam; but in one wholistic Judaic religion. It means absoultly nothing about coexisting with radical Islamics. I certainly would not like to die either…

    Also, I drive a truck, chevy, not a honda or subaru…

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  61. rodneykingla permalink
    September 24, 2009 9:30 am

    People, can’t we all just get along?!

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  62. josiahe permalink
    September 24, 2009 10:56 am

    Ya beat me to it. I came back here only to say this is an inept expression similar to Obama and Rodney King’s “cant we all just get along?”

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  63. josiahe permalink
    September 24, 2009 11:02 am

    The only problem with living as a dreamer is that one leaves everyone else to put their lives on the line. There walks among us people who will kill your loved ones for no good reason other than they are evil.

    Dreamers become liberals. Pragmatists that understand the nature of evil, and that there are those that are deceived and hating. They think their killing your loved ones will take them to heaven. Concentrate on them, not on us! You cannot coexist with killers!

    Obama is dangerous and will bring down America … just look at what he did today!

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  64. dominicana37648 permalink
    September 30, 2009 4:44 pm

    Okay so the crazy part about this is …..
    what this ignorant individual probally fails to realize is just how many simularities there are between Islam ….and Christianity…lol
    its hilarious that he could pass judgement on something he knows nothing about.
    Have you ever read the Q’uran? most of the teaching are identical to the bibles…just different names/places
    there are extremists in ALL religions….
    Jim jones killed many people yet there were no wars waged against his family/surviving followers….
    so does that mean that its okay for People to kill americans…as long as they are christian americans…….lol
    what was Hitler’s Religion?(lmao)
    your ignorance kills me

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    • Daniel permalink
      October 24, 2009 8:27 pm

      thank you this idiot is ridiculous.

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  65. Daniel permalink
    October 24, 2009 8:26 pm

    What is funny is that “Islamic Terrorist” is a key term used in the world to justify the killings of Arabs all over the world by Israeli and American groups. How would you feel if someone kicked you out of your home? How would you react? First you would try peaceful talking and imagine then your neighbors house was also taken. Your next reaction would to be violence and to disagree with this statement means you are not a true American because your ancestors fought for the land in which you drive your shitty truck to your shitty job. Sorry that the world in a whole is not run by Americans and sorry that you are naive enough to degrade a call of peace and sorry that your truly miss informed. Did you ever think that your low paying job, cheating wife are a result of karma and maybe just maybe a reason for your hatred. The bumped sticker is a symbol for the exact thing that your are against and that is religious peace.

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  66. Guest permalink
    October 30, 2009 9:10 am

    Religion evolves around a man, man is evil from the birth and in one minute, we can bless someone with our tongue and than cuss, them out the next.

    There is only one solution and He IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE, LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS: JESUS CHRIST

    Jesus says, “LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVE YOU’, no man has greater love than this, than he lay down his life for another.

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    • Gustavo permalink
      December 17, 2009 1:28 am

      I don’t think one has to believe in JESUS to be able to “love one another as he loved us”. The same faith assuring you that such a man actually lived before us could be channeled to believe that accepting without fighting each other’s beliefs sounds like a great way to move toward coexistence. As long as we are not killing each other for it, it should not matter whether we worship Allah, Jesus, Virgin Mary, the Sun, the Moon, or even cows :)…

      As far as the war against terrorism goes, I am honestly not sure whether it can be justified. It’s not that I’m unable to feel the grieve of those who have lost loved ones, but rather, I think there has to be a feasible way to use all that military effort to better protect America at its headquarters instead of going out of our way, and far away, to kill people.

      Lastly, a few mind-boosting words:
      “Praying a couple our-fathers, the assassin does not revive his dead.”

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  67. December 8, 2009 11:55 am

    Okay..people like you make me sick. not all muslims are “radicals” and blow up planes and buildings. So how dare you say that coexist stands for these types of things? You probably never finished high school..and OBVIOUSLY not college.Did it ever occur to you TOLERANCE and ACCEPTANCE. NOT TERRORISTS! Do me a favor…go back to school and learn something, cause ignorance wont get you far in life.

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    • josiahe permalink
      December 8, 2009 3:47 pm

      Katie,

      You coexist ….. Try your tolerance with the terrorists ….. as for me and mine ….. See what college education has taught you about life when they begin to kill those you love! First though, maybe you ought to learn sentence structure.

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    • December 8, 2009 7:40 pm

      I did not call all Muslims terrosists, do not put words in my mouth. I specifically wrote “radical Muslims” in order to differentiate between radical Muslims and Muslims. I apologize for not dumbing it down enough for you.

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  68. Juanita Esbonita permalink
    December 11, 2009 12:25 am

    ONE part of the article upset me

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  69. josiahe permalink
    December 17, 2009 12:01 pm

    Gustavo,

    It’s obvious you have no life experience with evil people. Until you do, maybe you ought to keep your opinions to yourself ….. at least while our young people are laying down their lives to protect you and your loved ones!

    There are ways to better protect America but our leaders are inept and traitorous; they focus on PORK to ensure they are re-elected.

    By the way, “grieve” is a verb.

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  70. L Mitt permalink
    December 30, 2009 11:30 pm

    My interest in this, to the extent there is any interest, is that I’ve seen this stupid, naïve, idiotic “COEXIST” bumper sticker from time to time, and was wondering how many others agreed with me as to its stupidity, naivete, and idiocy. Bumper stickers! I’ve seen and been plagued by the them for more than 40 years, since my university days in Berkeley. I wondered then, and wonder still, who the Hell would give a good G damn about these lunatic grunts people want to wear on their bumpers. Even in this long collection of comments, running fifteen months now, covering grammar both good and bad, insults, profanity, and manners and a lack thereof, no one else seems to have brought this subject up. Am I alone in this world????????

    When I drive my vehicle, the purpose of such travel is normally to get from where I was to where I want to go. The intent of my travel is not to be educated by fools sporting 4-5-word inanities. While the ability to reduce one’s thoughts to a concise few words may be commendable, these burps convey nothing but the shallowness of the person operating the vehicle. One goes to a bumper sticker store (or wherever one goes for such things), puts his money on the counter, then proudly marches out to put the sticker on his bumper for all the world to see, appreciate, and absorb. How clever this is! How representative of deep, original thought! How profoundly perspicacious! Most of these–in fact probably 99%–lean to the Left. “Bush Lied, People Died” Brilliant! Never thought of it that way before! Guess I’ll reorganize my entire world view! Then there are some which lean to the Right, e.g. “Rush is Right”–enough to sway anyone to Limbaugh, no? Or, “Honk If You Love Jesus”, just what we need–more than half of the population honking all the time! Who needs to visit Italy? And there are those compelled to stick many, many of these on their bumpers, in fact all over the back of their vehicles. The most committed are undoubtedly the drivers of VW buses, who demonstrate their intelligence by applying as many as fifty “messages” on their posteriors.

    I wish someone smarter than I could explain what induces people to do this. I’ve heard about “the right of free speech”. OK, so they have the right, which, I suppose, trumps my right to be left in peace. My explanation has always been that these are shallow, arrogant fools, who actually believe they have something to “teach” me, and that I have something to “learn“ from them. I often glance at these people as I pass them (as quickly as I can). To my mind they generally don’t look all that bright, or wise. More often than not, were I to see them denuded of their stickers, I’d think they weren’t all that bright at all–fanatical and humorless, perhaps, but surely not bright. Anyway, just a few passing thoughts……..

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  71. Haley permalink
    February 16, 2010 1:14 am

    Everyone arguing about this simply proves the point. The human race might not ever learn to coexist, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Everyone has their own opinion and we must in turn learn to respect that. Bickering and retaliating towards one another solves nothing. Arguing about what that other person believes seems to me like you are trying to conform that person to your own ideas and what you yourself believe. The point is that every single person thinks differently than the other. If we didn’t we would all be the same. I myself am a Christian and will always stand up for what I believe in. However, I respect others beliefs and know that if you have been raised a certain way your entire life, no matter what your religion is based upon, that most of the time no one can change how you think or feel. I honestly do wish that everyone could learn to coexist, no matter what religion, race, culture, or belief. Although I might not always agree with peoples opinions, I know and realize that I cannot change them because they are not my own. No one expects for you to approve of this bumper sticker. If you don’t like it, don’t get one. Its just that simple. There’s no need to waste time posting useless arguments on whether or not the sticker is stupid or not. Once again, it doesn’t matter what the other person believes in, its about what you believe in. But we should, however, respect others thoughts just as we would like for ours to be respected. I don’t expect for the world to change because I know it won’t happen. Im just simply sharing my own beliefs and whether you agree or not doesn’t matter because I know no one can change my mind.

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  72. josiahe permalink
    February 16, 2010 3:29 am

    Haley,

    People don’t get it. One may try to “coexist” with those who want to murder them, and they have the right to do so, but do they have the right to put others in such a vulnerable position?

    Do you remember the Muslims who took over the school full of children a decade or so ago? Where was it? In the nation of Georgia – the former USSR? I don’t think so, but you’ll probably remember the incident …..

    Here, in the United States, …. across the nation, over 40 school buses have disappeared …… the parents behind the Iron Curtain, those who’ve given up their freedom to have security, and lost their children, could probably change EVEN the liberal’s point of view – – – they may be willing to try and coexist now, but that’ll change!

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  73. Vanesa permalink
    February 27, 2010 3:28 pm

    Wow, you guys are a bunch of really cranky people. I guess this isn’t a place for me to express my opinion though because everything that is said on here is just picked on like crazy. Please excuse any misspellings and grammatical errors on my part, I am just a silly teenager who is trying to wrap her head around this whole subject. I am not going to write anything long and try to prove a point. I was just curious, I mean whats the point of all this? This doesn’t change anything for anyone. This is just allowing us to hate each other even more. We all are entitled to having our own opinions right? Isn’t that what this campaign or whatever is trying to promote? I mean I don’t know much about it, I don’t know much of anything at all but I don’t really think putting each others thoughts and opinions down is the right way to settle things. But then again, I may be wrong, seeing as you guys are looking at things in a stereotypical view because I am a teenager, 16 to be exact and I know no better. This might not be a place for me to say what I think, but I have a question, what kind of example are you trying to lead for my generation? That we cant voice our own thoughts without it being pounced on? I don’t know, this post is old but I felt like I needed some answers. Maybe this was pointless.

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  74. josiahe permalink
    February 27, 2010 7:52 pm

    Vanessa,

    Questions are never out of line. That said, may I ask you one or two? OK … a few …..

    Who is it you love most? Would you like to coexist with someone whose entire existance in life is to kill that person?

    When it comes down to it, would you step in front of a bullet meant for that person? I would, ….. for my children, ….. and probably for lots of others; when that time comes, I’ll know for sure. The leader of Iran (I’ll not attempt to spell it here) has twice this week called for the extermination of Jews.

    I long to live in Israel where they are outnumbered a thousand to one by people that want to exterminate the entire race.

    No one who desires to kill another because of ethnicity or religion is moral.

    Is there an action that is moral …. even a violent one that would stop them from killing innocents, especially women and children?

    I suggest you read the Koran ….. and see what it tells them to do; that may change your perspective. Those who say they believe, yet are not violent toward Jews and Christians, are violating the precepts within their holy book.

    josiah

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    • Vanesa permalink
      February 28, 2010 11:21 pm

      Hmm, that is a lot to take in and I would really like to thank you for replying to my post. I mean I am actually learning a lot from this, and it never hurts to be taught. And I will look into the Koran.

      Of course I have people I care about. The reason I am in this country today is because of people wanting to kill my family. I think that there are people who want to do evil things regardless though, just some never get the chance to be raised and taught things like we are.

      I am not religious myself. I mean I believe that there is a higher power and all, but I know I am too young to take all of that seriously right now. I am some pretty religious friends though but they don’t agree completely with everything that their bible or whatever says.

      So I don’t know, I don’t know much.

      Our reality is not theirs. What they have been taught have been shoved so deep into their brains. I kinda feel bad.

      I know what I believe in. I know what I do support and what I don’t support. People are going to think what they want to think and sometimes its not their fault.

      Sorry, I don’t think I answered all of those questions. I didn’t answer it in the right order either. I just like thought in bursts. Don’t think I am trying to be a smart-ass either, because I am really not trying to give off that vibe. I am very interested on your thoughts, and knowledge is always a great thing to share! :D Okay, now I am just getting lame.

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  75. josiahe permalink
    March 1, 2010 10:55 am

    Vanesa,

    Being open to learning is important …. even critically essential in these times!

    Those who are open to listening and talking with others are the intelligent; to not know YET, is not lame. ONLY those willing to change their minds when finding truth are going to learn. Others will die with their dogmas.

    The problem with this other culture is they do NOT value life as we do; they believe that they will go to heaven by killing a non-(Muslim) beliver, but not only that, they believe they will receive rewards for killing infidels – which includes you, as well as our loved ones.

    They are full of hate and an enemy to all who desire good for others.

    Similar to the ignorant KKK of America’s past, they call Jews “pigs and apes”. That can be verified by reading their literature.

    Their Koran implies or states straight out it is OK to lie to non-Muslims, therefore ethically, they cannot be trusted nor dealt with.

    As I’ve often said, there are many good people who think they believe in the Muslim faith, yet they are “good”, specifically because (just like people who call themselves Christians, but do not truly follow the teachings of Christ) they do not live it to the fullest. Those who do, (called “True Believers” by Eric Hoffer) look forward to killing infidels! Eric Hoffer is one of those great writers who you’ll be subjected to in College if you take courses in Philosophy. Just like the Koran, you’ll be a step-up on others if you seek out and read “The True Believer”.

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  76. Bruno permalink
    March 3, 2010 8:18 pm

    Most of you are all very naive. Its a pagan bumper sticker. Its a way to make it known what their faith is in a world that doesn’t accept it.

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  77. Bruno permalink
    March 3, 2010 8:21 pm

    Kind of like the Apple witch was a way to let others covertly know you were a witch. Hey don;t bother learning anything, go take little Tommy to little instead! You should at least try to pick up some knowledge when you get home from practice. Your the reason the world is so messed up! Ignoramus’ raising more ignoramus’

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  78. josiahe permalink
    March 3, 2010 10:08 pm

    Does he mean an ignoramus cannot spell contractions?

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  79. Bruno permalink
    March 6, 2010 2:19 am

    josiahe, who cares!?????, if i can spell or not?? Did you get the point. Are you ignorant or not? I hope not, the world is too full of intolerance based on ignorance and acculturated beliefs sppon fed to those who haven’t been taught to think for themselves. Very petty of you to harp on my spelling. Pathetic is more like it.

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  80. Bruno permalink
    March 6, 2010 2:27 am

    Bright blessings to you all.

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  81. March 9, 2010 2:15 am

    This is obviously your own opinion on this particular sticker, your own interpretation. You believe the way you see this sticker is the same way the people “sporting” this sticker view it? If so, then you are the naive one. I just don’t understand how you can say these people are “wackos”, as you put it, when you have no understanding on their ACTUAL motives for “sporting” the sticker. So I think you should just focus on your own life, and your own beliefs, and not worry about other peoples’ opinions on matters you obviously do not understand.

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  82. josiahe permalink
    March 9, 2010 10:34 am

    Tyler,

    It matters NOT what their intentions are / were!

    They and their loved ones will still be DEAD if the terrorists have their way!

    You have the “right” to your opinion, …… even if it will cause others to die. Living with the regret will be your problem!

    josiah

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  83. March 9, 2010 8:16 pm

    So basically josiahe, you believe that anyone that puts this “coexist” sticker on their car must support muslims? You think that this sticker will “cause others to die”. I fail to see the legitimacy of your argument. This sticker speaks out against exactly what you described, the death of innocent people because of religious differences.

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  84. josiahe permalink
    March 10, 2010 3:47 am

    Tyler,

    That is NOT what I said.

    That naive sticker exemplifies the irrationality of the liberal / progressive / and pagan mindset – thinking that one can coexist with those who want to kill them and their loved ones.

    Twist things as much as you want; you only show your lack of accepting reality.

    josiah

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  85. March 10, 2010 1:34 pm

    You do realize that less than 2% of muslims are extremists right? Also every religion has extremist groups, have they not? This sticker SIMPLY expresses ones support for religious peace, tolerance, and understanding between all religions. Even if the idea is far-fetched, why be upset by an opinion that is morally good? I think you might be a little too proud josiahe, you need to accept the reality that you may have a short temper for others displaying their own opinions. It’s ridiculous that you are even remotely offended by this SIMPLE sticker.

    Tyler

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    • UTAustinStudent permalink
      March 10, 2010 2:08 pm

      Don’t worry Tyler, this guy is one of the most closed minded, naive, people around. Joasiahe fails to acknowledge that his rationale is ridiculous, despite being given mountains-full of evidence that he is wrong. There is no convincing this radical.

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  86. March 10, 2010 2:58 pm

    Thank you UT! Also josiahe how can you tell me that is not what you said when you clearly say “You have the “right” to your opinion…….even if it will causes others to die”. I’m pretty sure your saying my opinion will be the cause of other peoples deaths, if you look at the way YOUR quote is written.

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  87. Marcus permalink
    April 1, 2010 1:18 am

    I’m tired of people claiming Islam is a peaceful religion and throwing made up statistics around. The so called Muslim religion is based on the teachings of a perverted, murdering sicko and it’s bread and meat are domination and subversion. Islam is a death cult and Muslims want to bring darkness to the world. I’m going to let it shine. NO, these COEXIST stickers are NOT wishful thinking. Tollerance is the tool Islam has been using in our schools to muddle our children’s ability to dicern right from wrong. Revisionist history is another. I find these stickers offensive, especially since they are put on something that you cannot confront.

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  88. Marissa permalink
    April 15, 2010 9:48 pm

    I feel the need to point out that Islam is not the only religion with radicals and not all Muslims are radicals. As of today, my coworkers, classmates, and friends have not tried to kill me or my family. That’s the point of the sticker; it’s calling us to look past the radicalism and to coexist with the actual religion.

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  89. UTAustinStudent permalink
    April 15, 2010 10:00 pm

    Marissa, you are right. However, it won’t be long before Josiahe gets on here and tells you he will not put himself out there to be blown up and blah blah. He fails to see the fact that only 2% of muslims are radicals, and there are plenty of other radicals, Ethnic Cleansing in Rwanda for example that do things not even in the name of religion. His reasoning is narrow-minded, and he refuses to look at the big picture.

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  90. josiahe permalink
    April 16, 2010 9:48 am

    Thought you might read this, …. probably not.

    In the sermon, aired January 7, 2010 on the Egyptian Islamic channel Al-Nas TV, Al-Sawsawi recounted the story of Said Ibn Al-Musayyib, a 7th-century Muslim scholar known for his piety, who married off his daughter to his student, Abu Wada’. Al-Musayyib imparted to his son-in-law advice on how to deal with his new wife: ‘If she bothers you – if something annoys you, or if you suspect anything – beat her on the spot with the rod. Break her head.”

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  91. UTAustinStudent permalink
    April 16, 2010 9:54 am

    Um okay, Josiahe. That argues nothing. Guess what?? You may be blind to the fact that domestic violence occurs here in the US, but let me clear it up for you.

    One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.1
    An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.2

    http://www.ncadv.org/files/DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National).pdf

    It is sad that you think that only those from the middle east participate in cruelty to women or other humans. You’re wrong. Do some reasearch and open your eyes.

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  92. josiahe permalink
    April 16, 2010 10:15 am

    OK; then can you point me to an American cleric who justifies beating women in this fashion, or for that matter, what denominations (Christian or Jewish) justify this type of violence? Or maybe you can point me to an “Honor Killing”?

    This, by the way, is still acceptable in the Koran.

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  93. UTAustinStudent permalink
    April 16, 2010 11:16 am

    Alright. Well I can’t think of any specific names that come to mind regarding beating women in this fashion, but perhaps I can remind you of Father Donald Roemer, one of many Catholic (yes, this is a Christian religion) clerics who have been accused and convicted of sexual assault of a minor. Is this not an issue that is more than disturbing to you?

    However, just because I can’t think of any names regarding the assault of women, doesn’t mean that the bible doesn’t justify it. It is sad that you don’t realize the fact that the bible does condone “honor killings.” Allow me to allude to a FEW scriptures from your oh-so “Holy ” Bible that justify these acts:

    Leviticus 21:9 And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.

    Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

    Exodus 21:17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

    I think I have proven my point.

    The extent that you (and your religion) contradicts itself never ceases to amaze me. And I can with almost full certainty assure you, if it weren’t for the half-assed separation of church and state present in this country, Christians wouldn’t bat an eye at interpreting this “Holy” script literally. However, because they are limited by laws, they simply choose to ignore the things that they don’t like about it, and pretend it isn’t there. You are included in this group, and I am proud to say that I am not.

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  94. Natalya permalink
    May 13, 2010 3:08 am

    Just to p0int out the inherent idiocy of this article, seeing the “coexist” bumper sticker, anyone of even minimal intellect should think “Oh, various religious symbols spelling coexist, its pretty FUCKING OBVIOUS what that means.”
    Anyway, in your arrogance, you assume the sticker is only directed at you. The point is non-violence, not, as you assume, to ignore everyone and convince people such as yourselves to think and act liberally. The point is to get EVERYONE to recognize each others’ differences and coexist with them.
    The sticker may be offensively liberal but it is not naive, it is not as simple as saying “we just need to coexist,” and the people who sport the sticker know this. Perhaps not all of them, but certainly most. Again with arrogance, you assume that the sticker is the poster child for the extreme liberal views, which it is not. Coexist merely refers to the perfect world, the wishful, anti-racist standpoint which strives to help people remember not to participate in racial profiling, not to judge people for their religion, not to add to the problem (by writing ignorant, contemptuous blogs, for example). Coexist is a reminder to strive for the ideal.

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  95. GetALife permalink
    May 27, 2010 4:55 pm

    For those of you who are intolerant, practice what you preach and profess to believe in. For it is not you who will judge but the Almighty creator.

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  96. josiahe permalink
    May 27, 2010 5:09 pm

    GetALife:

    I’m not sure what you’re saying …. be more specific please. Are we to just look the other way when the terrorists kill loved ones? Then forgive them, when they didn’t ask for it, …. nor repent …..

    Daniel Pearl didn’t judge; he only tried to talk to them ….. to get their side of the story.
    For that ….. (would you call “talking” as “coexisting”?) he was beheaded!
    You go ahead and trust them ….. coexist with them ….. if you like.
    Better yet …. read their Koran (not the “scrubbed” Americanized version) …. and then make a more-informed decision, but if you chose to coexist after the warnings, don’t come crying to us, when they kill your children ….

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  97. cammy permalink
    June 26, 2010 2:52 pm

    wow. how the hell did u get terrorist muslim out of this? so ur saying that if a person wants peace, there supporting terrorism? i was born muslim, and i dont believe in islam, but to tell u the truth, there really arnt alot of terrorist out there, but im not going to spend my time trying to persuade you. but, truthfully, thats not very safe, for u to take something that offensive. just putting it out there, do u think that only muslims kill people?….. the ignorance of people……

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  98. Colleen permalink
    June 27, 2010 8:30 am

    The coexist foundation is meant to “promote, encourage and support engagement between Jews, Christians and Muslims both individually and through their respective communities through dialogue, education and research.”

    I can understand your disgust with radical Islamists. It is well known that radical Islamists have distorted and twisted their religion and used it for destructive purposes while peaceful Islamists are normal, religious people who strive for peace and a fulfilling life. It is a shame that an entire religions has been dragged through the mud because a group of people decided to commit violence and justify it through their religion (Salem witch trails, the Inquisitions…we’ve seen this phenomenon before–it seems to be a natural human behavior, sadly).

    People who sport Coexist items aim to live a life of mutual understanding and respect for other people with peaceful religious views such as Christians, Buddhists, Muslim, Jews etc. We aim to conduct ourselves with respect for one another, such that as a community we grow stronger.

    You may think it futile to create world peace out of a bumper sticker and a foundation. This may certainly be true, but if we do not try to be respectful of each other, we are surely doomed to self destruct. By showing others your own humanity our own communities will begin to be more positive. One good thing can change the course of someone’s day. Imagine what it can do over a lifetime.

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  99. josiahe permalink
    June 27, 2010 9:55 am

    There are people who call themselves Christian, but do not follow Christ’s teachings; many believe these people (churchgoers) outnumber His true followers.

    That said, “radical Islamists” follow the Koran closer than do moderate and peaceful Islamists. The belief that their religion has been hijacked, distorted, twisted, etc. is fallacious. One needs to study the Koran . . . . lying to the face of infidels is not only accepted, it’s standard operational procedure.

    Idealism, in this case plays into the hands of those who would kill you and your loved ones. The need to feel one is a good person, better than those who would protect their loved ones is nothing but an egotistically based, mental illness and just as Neville Chamberlain, propelled the entire world toward world war, so do those who promote the false beliefs of Islam!

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  100. Alexa permalink
    July 4, 2010 12:03 pm

    Religion is a bunch of B.S and I strongly believe in Coexist. If there was no “religion”, there would be no war. Over years religion just became more like a cult. I beleive what I want and its not a certain religion, it is probably a bit of everything. To answer whatt do they mean by Coexist is this: To exist together, at the same time, or in the same place. How is that in any way horrible or wrong?

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  101. Michael foster permalink
    August 14, 2010 8:18 pm

    There are radicals for everything specifying one does no good it’s meant for all what the hell do you think pissed off Muslims Christian and Jews were just as radical upwards them

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  102. josiahe permalink
    August 14, 2010 9:19 pm

    Alexa,

    I wouldn’t expect anything different from a secular progressive, but other than your assertion that religion is BS, what do you have as proof? Don’t you think you should provide some of us proof so we can see your particular truth?

    I can offer you proof of the opposite. Just why is it, do you think, that you have none? Of course, hate of war is something laudabe. No one disagrees with you there, but there is no proof that comes from that which says religion is BS.

    In fact, it seems to me to indicate just the opposite. Would “BAD” not hate “GOOD”? Or rather, ….. “DOES” not evil hate good? Good behavior, convicts evil behavior.

    Please let us all in on your – ‘discovered truth'; I await your proof with anticipation …… meaning, as you said, proof that “religion is BS” and only “like a cult”. For some reason, I feel you’ve not really investigated much. : )

    Plus, ….. I suspect you’re not interested in seeking real (hardcopy) proof.

    Have you asked yourself what it would mean if you were wrong?

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  103. August 15, 2010 8:26 pm

    You’re a fucking idiot. It’s not saying to live with radicals. Every religion has extremist, there’s even christian extremist. You have such a narrow mind if you take that away from these bumber stickers. It’s saying that what ever religion you are we need to learn to coexist with peace and love for one another. You’re a moron!

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    • August 15, 2010 9:34 pm

      You are full of hate. A little religion might do you some good.

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      • Brigid permalink
        June 29, 2011 11:33 am

        You are full of stupid. A little education might do You some good.

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  104. josiahe permalink
    August 15, 2010 10:22 pm

    To “American”

    I’m going to suggest you try to write as if you want to be understood. I don’t always do a good job of it, but it’s worth a try.

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    • August 15, 2010 11:09 pm

      It seems that there are many like “American” who come here to rant, but in doing so they don’t quite make much sense. However, I think his point was that I suck. :)

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  105. August 29, 2010 11:11 pm

    You are soooo right.

    I blogged about the same thing here, with a slightly humorous twist:

    Enough with the Coexist stickers already!

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  106. sarah goldspring permalink
    August 30, 2010 10:50 pm

    the coexist sign isn’t saying to accept terrorist or anything like that! the point is to show that all people with different religions and ideas on life can live peacefully, the guy who was saying get religion, and then saying they want us to accept terrorist is a contradiction. if you were truly religious you wouldn’t make the point to tear an entire religion down, where most of its followers are not terrorists. its ignorance. coexist is exactly what this world needs. more people are turning away from religion in general in the united states. if people at least believe in something, and follow by set morals it will only develop a better future for the united states. Christianity, buddhism, islam, judaism all share basic ideals on how to treat human beings, which is what this world needs!

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  107. josiahe permalink
    September 8, 2010 12:04 pm

    A “religion” that enslaves women, marries little girls as young as 1 year old and consummates the “marriage” at the age of 9 years old is NOT a religion!

    You people that support this idiotic bumper sticker need to follow your own advice and educate yourself ….. just a little ok? Read the effin Qur’an!

    It tells followers to lie to the face of non-believers before they kill them! It is a death sentence for a Muslim to change to another religion. WHAT ARE HONOR KILLINGS ABOUT?

    Wake up! Islam is a political system, not a religion and you’re sheep being led to the slaughter; watch this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrATS4mthX4 Then when you’ve grown some balls, burn the Qur’an!

    Coexist? A muslim’s version is to coexist with you until the SWING OF THE SWORD!

    Clear enough for you?!?

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  108. September 20, 2010 10:54 pm

    This ^ is the reason we an’t “coesxist” is because people are too stubborn and blame other religions for everything. if you just take the time to accept that everyone is wrong and even though they may “hate” us, you have to show them it won’t bother you, and that you want peace. “I don’t need to learn to coexist with them, they need to learn to coexist with me!” ummm that will never happen until YOU grow the balls to coexist with them. you’re just STUBBORN, again.

    and for you, “josiahe”, you might see what another religion does is rediculous, but you have to look at it from their point of view, because i’m sure they think the same about yours.

    burn the Qur’an? are you retarded? what if they burnt the bible, how would you feel?

    regardless of what they do….let them be them. or everything will just result as a conflict and that’s why terrorists do what they do. idiots.

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  109. Emilyy permalink
    September 30, 2010 6:58 pm

    The Coexist bumper sticker was not created to repect Muslims. It was created to raise awareness. If you don’t like it, don’t care about it.

    The bumper sticker can be translated into different meanings, therefore no one is technically correct.

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  110. josiahe permalink
    September 30, 2010 11:57 pm

    I chose to oppose evil, …. NOT to “coexist with it!

    Islam allows women to be beaten. Men can obtain a divorce; women cannot! Children are sold into “marriage” – sexual slavery (perversion) at the age of 1 and the “act” consummated at the age of 9. Men can have 4 wives and a temporary wife – – – a prostitute.

    Muslims who convert to another religion receive a death sentence. Infidels who will not convert are to be killed.

    Read your Qur’an; educate yourself before you spout off! Coexist means to look theother way regarding Honor Killings!

    It’s a free country; you coexist with evil all you want, but don’t tell others to submit, nor to coexist!

    josiahe

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  111. Socdude permalink
    October 17, 2010 1:12 pm

    Ah c’mon dudes. Your cross, or Star of David, or whatever doesn’t bother me. It’s your right. Why does my “Coexist” bumper sticker bother you? It’s simple…

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  112. josiahe permalink
    October 17, 2010 1:27 pm

    To Socdude:

    I’m not sure why you felt a need to comment w/o reading the reasons why.

    They are what’s simple! It doesn’t take rocket science ….. nor a middle-schoole education; it only takes a reverence toward what made us free!

    Islam: talk to a woman and see if she thinks it ok to beat your wife, if it’s ok to sell chidren into slavery ….. Oops; there I go again.

    Read Socdude …… READ!

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  113. Nosferatu permalink
    October 29, 2010 3:56 pm

    I agree.How ironic is it that out of every religion on this entire earth Muslims are the only ones who don’t preach peace amongst everyone in fact they preach opposite.They teach to kill nonbelievers and to hide amongst your enemies until time is right to kill them. How ironic is it that when Muhammad wrote the Kuran he was hiding out from everyone because he was wanted for murder and theft? and how ironic is it that he was visited by a beautiful angel? sounds like Lucifer to me..Not only that but why is it that a reward for suicide is 72 virgins,why would a sin of man be your payoff? and why suicide.Why would your god want you to waste your life which is a gift for sex?Sound pretty sinful.These are just my personal beliefs,but they make to much sense not to be realized.I agree that they need to coexist with us.And just for the record,it says in the bible God will speak to others in different languages,for all we know God could have enlightened Bhudda to give Asia their ideals on the afterlife.Like I said all other religions preach peace and kindness,which is a sure way to get into heaven,And why out of all of them Muslims don’t? its because what I said earlier I personally believe it was Lucifer who told Muhammad the Muslim teachings and did so to specifically spite Christianity,which the Kuran specifically targets Christians….how ironic.BUT some of the Christians in this world do need a wake up call because I see people use Christianity to get somewhere…especially politicians…And Christians you need to stop judging people on appearances.Im a punk with a mowhawk and get stared up and down and looked down upon by people all the time pretending to be a good person.You need to realize that how I or anyone else looks has nothing to do with what I believe and you need to realize GOD will judge me not you.Thus why im a deitist which means I believe in Jehovah or God but I don’t believe in the church cliques(I don’t believe Christianity should be seperated by churches and should just be one church)

    thanks for reading.

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  114. Deborah permalink
    November 18, 2010 3:47 pm

    NEWSFLASH! Not all Muslims are extremists. Get your facts straight. It’s those ignorant, uneducated folks that give people who sport this bumper sticker the need to openly express their opinion on coexisting.

    We all have our differences in religion, but we all need to respect everyone. Granted, there are extremist in every religion, and granted we can’t tolerate THAT…but the underlying reason for this sticker is about peace and understanding. I’d suggest everyone read up on Islam. You will come to realize that it’s VERY similar to a lot of Christian religions. Quit being so damned ignorant.

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  115. Josiah permalink
    November 18, 2010 4:55 pm

    Deborah,

    Do you know what your name means? You need to look it up if you don’t. What you express, automatically exposes the fact that you’ve not read the Qu’ran and you actually know nothing about Islam!

    Violence against infidels is dictated; women are sexual slaves being sold into marriage as young as one year old; explain how you can justify and say what you do ……

    Eventually you’ll find that no matter how much you and your like-minded naive liberal friends try to coexist, the Muslims instructions are to kill you if you will not convert.

    Will you allow your daughter to marry into Islam and watch your grandchildren sold to an old man who just awaits the age of 8 or 9 (interpretations vary) so that he can have sex with her?

    I’d suggest that you wake up and don’t pretend to know when you don’t and also, …. don’t go stinging people until you fully understand. Oh; the “sting” reference has to do with your name ……. Ya all have a nice day now hea?

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  116. Josiah permalink
    January 13, 2011 10:06 am

    Kitty,

    Obviously, you’ve not read the sura’s we’ve referred to. What about the one that says “Kill infidels where you find them.” Is that all about “peace” …. It seems that you believe what others tell you other than doing the actual research yourself. That’s NOT scholarly; that being a follower! ….. a fool.

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  117. just me! permalink
    January 14, 2011 5:05 pm

    The ignorance on these posts and in this article is astounding. They are in no way shape or form telling you to get along with terrorist! And not all who practice Islam are terrorist’s! The message is for everyone, not just you, EVERYONE to put there differences aside and learn to live together, not push your veiws or beleifs on others, and to just COEXIST. That we should all, regaurdless of what your religion is, stop harming others because you think your way is right.

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  118. Josiah permalink
    January 16, 2011 2:00 am

    To “Just Me”,

    Rather than read the entries / replies, you chose to call names (like – ignorance displayed here).

    In that the Qu’ran instructs violent Muslims to lie to infidels, how do you tell who is violent and a “sleeper”, waiting to attack, and those not violent?

    Please answer, as it may help others …. Was Major Nidal Hassan violent? Why wasn’t he known to be? Were the pilots of 9/11? Please help the ignorant tell the difference ……

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  119. Taylor Mac permalink
    April 26, 2011 5:43 pm

    Pointing fingers is rude…the words “wackos” is mean.

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  120. Meghan permalink
    June 16, 2011 3:33 pm

    wow what a crazy blog all over a bumper sticker. If you dont like it dont buy it….how does it hurt you if it is on the car infront of you?!?! I have been looking into all the different ones and of the three I like respect the most. It seems like most of the people on here need to have more respect for their fellow Americans as well as those of other faiths. By judging others you are not acting as Christians (if thats what you are calling yourself). I hope that one day those of you who seem to have a narrow view of the world will open up your eyes and see all of the simularities between our faiths. Allah, Yahweh, Eloi, and God are all the same.

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  121. Brigid permalink
    June 28, 2011 4:38 pm

    I DON’T NEED TO SHARE MY TOYS, THEY NEED TO SHARE THEIIIIIIIIIRS!
    WHY CAN’T THE WORLD REVOLVE AROUND AMERICA!
    WHINY WHINE WHIIIIINE!

    I sincerely hope that whoever wrote this is under the age of twelve, because the maturity and thought, as well as the grammar, are definitely below the middle school level. I weep for America when these are the people who are listened to and respected.

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  122. josiahe permalink
    June 28, 2011 7:19 pm

    To: Meghan re: her post on June 16, 2011 // “wow what a crazy blog all over a bumper sticker. If you dont like it dont buy it….how does it hurt you if it is on the car infront of you?!?!”

    It continues but ..….

    Meghan,

    Unfortunately, there are too many like you that lack understanding of the world and the hate that is espoused by those of the left who promote this type of belief elicited by this bumper sticker.
    For example, what is happening in Kabul today (June 28th). Or if you have an open mind (which is doubtful) you could watch what happened last night in New York city – evidencing the beginning of Fascism in America’s largest and most leftist metro area. It’ll be shown again on Fox – the Glenn Beck show, if you dare open your mind and are willing to consider both sides of an issue.

    When you find out the car in front of you is a terrorist and plans to kill your children because his Imam has convinced him that Allah will give him 72 virgins if he dies doing so, … hopefully it will be before he has slit your children’s and their classmate’s throats.

    Make sure you practice what you preach then. I can love him from afar but when he picks up a knife, a gun, or a suicide vest, I and many others, will be all to happy to unleash a torrent of fire on him. Let’s both hope that it’s just an illusion that conservatives see coming and that you’re right; …. only thing is, it’s not.

    josiahe

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    • Brigid permalink
      June 29, 2011 11:51 am

      Haven’t you heard turn the other cheek? That doesn’t mean turn the other cheek when it is convenient for you to do so. I am a very strong believer in Christianity and your words are exactly the kind of words that give true Christians a bad name. Jesus teaches us to love and respect all, even when they hold a gun to our faces. That is what our religion is truly about. If you can’t live by that, then get out of my religion. Another thing I am is a true conservative, and even I know that Glenn Beck is a sensationalist fool. His show is being canceled for a reason. He teaches hate and fear and manipulation, and I would hope that a grown adult would be able to see that. It is not out of naivety that liberals use these bumber stickers, it is out of hope, a common hope we must share as Americans and we must promote throughout the globe. Yes, there are muslim extremists who blow up cars, but there are also beautiful, wonderful other muslim people who work hard making the world a better place for their fellow muslims as well as christians and jews and all other people who they are surrounded by. Conversely, there are also christian extremists who are full of hatred who also blow things up and kill people. I personally know a woman whose daughter was killed by a man acting “in the name of God” as a terrorist. It is not right, and you are being a fool pretending that muslims are the only people in this world who are trying to do harm to others. If we do not hate them and we do not fear them, the terrorists have no power. Please learn to open your heart for the good of our nation and for the betterment of your life so you can join us in the kingdom of heaven and not be cast into the fire for your anger. “do you have good reason to be angry?” Jonah 4:4 A fool shows his annoyance at once, while a prudent man overlooks an insult. I beseech you to be a prudent man and not a fool.

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  123. josiahe permalink
    June 29, 2011 12:47 pm

    Brigid,
    I’d hoped you understood that the scripture you refer to, refers to an assault on oneself, not what I described.

    I’ve struggled with whether scripture refers to when someone is out to kill your children, wife, etc. or even another’s and at this point, I chose to stand and protect others, especially the innocent. If that’s wrong, maybe Yeshua will show me; I certainly pray He does so.

    Also, I don’t believe “turning the other cheek” refers to a situation of “WAR”. If you believe it does, why did God send David to kill Goliath?

    Beck’s show is not being cancelled. He’s leaving because of the threats of liberals, especially evil George Soros and those who follow him and his NGO’s.

    You jump to conclusions easily!

    You / we’re going way off topic but have you even watched Beck’s show? Did you watch yesterday’s show (of course you didn’t) where people (supposedly accidentally, but laughed about it), kicked wine on his wife’s back and he did not respond?

    You cannot show me one place where Beck has taught hate and fear! Again, you jump to conclusions easily. I challenge you to show where Beck has done what you say!

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  124. Josiah permalink
    June 30, 2011 2:27 am

    Isn’t it interesting how many women think it is OK to coexist with a religion that:
    1) allows beating women,
    2) allows girls as young as 2 years old to be married,
    3) allow a marriage to be consumated at the age of 9,
    4) allow 4 wives + prostitutes for the husband but none for the wife
    5) will not allow a woman to drive
    6) has a death sentence if one converts to another religion
    7) will not allow a woman to be in public alone

    Apparently, this inequality, this hypocrisy is OK?

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    • Jeroen permalink
      November 12, 2011 7:05 pm

      Have you even read the bible? I’ll give you a little teaser:

      http://deliciouscake.wazdat.com/img.php?id=3914

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      • josiahe permalink
        November 12, 2011 7:21 pm

        Your hate is showing. Anyone who has studied Christianity (under a good teacher, rather than a false one) understands that under Constantine, the church was perverted (merged with Paganism). Drop your hate and ask Christ (Yeshua): “if you’re real, prove it to me.” He promised to offer you the truth, but it sounds as if you’ve already rejected it w/o studying.

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      • Jeroen permalink
        November 14, 2011 4:54 am

        I might as well study men frrom mars or the lord of the rings triology.

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  125. Sarah permalink
    July 11, 2011 3:14 pm

    You’re soo damn narrowminded that this sticker would be embarassed to be on your bumper. Bitch.

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  126. Ilovepolitics090 permalink
    July 11, 2011 3:21 pm

    Lol you’re level of understanding is that of a 9 year olds. This sticker is in no way shape or form promoting the idea of islam… dumbass look at all the symbols. You missed the entire message; coexist with all individuals of all religions, did you know that in recent years hate crimes against jews have been the highest? why is that, you stupid right winged extremist? lol surely you can provide an answer correct? being all knowledgable about muslims and their intentions in america, yes?? looooooooll i showed this article to everyone in my college poli sci class, they laughed and called you a hick. lolololol. bitch, you deserve to be shot, not those poor jews, not those poor muslims, not those poor hndus..you.

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  127. Josiah permalink
    July 11, 2011 5:27 pm

    This name-calling emailer (Ilovepoliticso9o) demonstrates one thing – as the ignorance increases, there are more and more who are hopelessly lost. They don’t get it; they’ve never learned to think, and the result is, the deeper in trouble America is!

    That he can identify some of the symbols and thinks therefore, that he understands, he only proves that he does not have a clue …… He probably thinks he tolerant …. and but for his immature name calling, the FASCISTS who agree with him, think they are too.

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  128. Sam permalink
    July 13, 2011 4:47 pm

    Coexist means just that. YOU coexist, I try it. Obviously if the radicals don’t, and you’re unhappy with that, it doesn’t mean you should opt out. Opting out puts you on the same radical level. There is no excuse for promoting hatred, even if “they started it” or “won’t play nice.”

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  129. josiahe permalink
    July 13, 2011 4:58 pm

    Read both sides!
    Tell me, if you can …..
    The Jihadists who want you to continue to coexist but plan to kill your children; what would you have them do? Oh; I see …… you’ll ask them to be nice and not lie.
    How’s that working out for ya? : )

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    • Sparky permalink
      July 23, 2011 3:16 pm

      Have you never heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys? Stop the violence and hate. Be a man and stand up for Jesus, not a coward spouting hate.

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  130. Sparky permalink
    July 23, 2011 3:14 pm

    I don’t think Jesus would agree with many of your bigoted and hate-filled comments. I think Jesus never mentioned any religion only that we should love each other and accept others faults and try to help all. How loving is it to say things like…”Now that you mention it, it’s pretty disgusting, isn’t it? Kinda a feel-good we should all get along despite our difference bullcrap. I don’t think you’d see too many camels with these slapped on their butts out in the sandbox, eh?”

    If you guys are christians, I want nothing to do with your religion.

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  131. anon permalink
    August 1, 2011 2:47 am

    LOL, I really hope this was supposed to be satire.

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  132. GodofAbraham permalink
    August 17, 2011 6:02 pm

    I don’t understand ur argument about radical islam. U labelled it as radical type only (I think). There are such thing as liberal muslim, moderate muslim, conservative muslims, radical muslim, fundamentalist muslim, and so on. Islam is a religion that belives in the God of Abraham.

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    • August 17, 2011 7:26 pm

      By using the term “radical” I was separating the radical Muslims from the peaceful Muslims. At least I thought I was, many people don’t seem to understand that.

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      • lou222 permalink
        December 5, 2011 8:50 pm

        Seems to be alot of people that don’t understand. Maybe it is YOU who need to clarify things to a lower grade level? Simplify might be the word I am looking for. I know I will catch h*ll for this, but seems to me it needed to be said.

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      • December 5, 2011 9:29 pm

        well most Christians have an opinion about terror-istic acts when through history it show that those acts were echoed off of them. and in time it will show with the Indian, Blacks, Chinese, etc and how america was form. That is why i asked you what time do you go to church.

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      • lou222 permalink
        December 5, 2011 9:41 pm

        I tried to understand what you just typed. Would you please try again?

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      • December 5, 2011 10:17 pm

        one more thing..take your asses back to school…get some more education

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      • lou222 permalink
        December 7, 2011 8:37 pm

        Chanice, might I suggest YOU do the same. You could start with a good English class and focus on punctuation.

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      • December 7, 2011 10:25 pm

        hahaha. I really do love how you have focused more on my grammatical errors than the context of my words. Since you have found the time to scrutinize that, I am sure it would not be any trouble for you to also reflect on what I have said. …and as far as your separation of radical Muslims from the peaceful Muslims, might i suggest YOU also target you hatred to the radical Christians, for they are just as wrong in their affairs.

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      • lou222 permalink
        December 7, 2011 10:39 pm

        Did I comment on the Muslims? NO! As for “taking our asses back to school”, wow! How big is that chip on your shoulder? This is a no win situation with you, have a nice evening, Chanice.

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  133. Meg permalink
    August 20, 2011 9:10 am

    I don’t think that is why most people have the bumper sticker, i mean it could be some people’s thoughts i have no idea but I think the bumper sticker means many things to every person that sports it. To me it means that even though my boyfriend and I have different religions we can still get along and accept what we both believe. To me it means that for thousands of years people have been arguing about religion so why can’t we just “coexist” believe what we want and live together not getting angry because one person believes this and that. People find comfort in believing there is a heaven so let other’s feel comfort in believing there is reincarnation. I’m not saying this to you who wrote this, but others, Like parents who make won’t accept there kids if they are gay or like a different religion.That is what I think coexist means, that is why I sport the coexist symbol. i enjoy this bumper sticker and but i certainly don’t think we should bake cookies for people who want to kill us. I for one would never do it! Even if someone wanted to punch me I wouldn’t bake cookies for them. To me the bumper sticker means end war, end fighting. I just hate death i don’t think anyone deserves to die!

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  134. Kat permalink
    September 15, 2011 5:49 pm

    Where’s the part in your rant where you mention radical “christians”? That section seems to be missing…

    Everyone loves to rant on about islamic terrorists, yet few mention the slew of crazies that this nation is breeding…. you know, the ones that preach the way of Jesus ( loving thy enemy and such ) and then go scream at gay people and protest at soldiers funerals…these people call themselves christians. We turn a blind eye to the fundamentalist wack jobs here because we are used to them.
    in all honesty they

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  135. Kat permalink
    September 15, 2011 6:22 pm

    I hit post befpre I was done… lol…anyhoo
    In all honesty, these people can’t and shouldnt be able to call themselves christians…they clearly have ignored EVERYTHING Jesus preached. You can’t claim to follow the guy who might as well have been considered the original hippie if you are violent and hateful.Just because radical “christians” haven’t blown anything up, doesn’t mean they arent terrorists in their own right…the crusades? burning witches? attacking abortion clinics? harassing people while attempting to “save” them? posting signs that say “god hates gays” and “islam is of the devil” ? oh, and if you havent seen a documentary called “jesus camp” I’d suggest you check out what these lunatics are trying to do to our children.

    I understand that religions will never coexist…its because they will all be too busy arguing about who’s invisible friend is better for the rest of forever.

    if we just did away with religion THEN and ONLY then will anyone coexist.

    Oh, and no one needs to learn to coexist with you… its a group effort. Get over yourself.

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  136. Karl permalink
    September 19, 2011 1:01 am

    ” I wish all religions could coexist. But they can’t, they can’t because Muslim radicals don’t want to.”

    What is wrong with that. Only Muslim? I am pretty sure Christians have radicals too they too stop coexistence.

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  137. imagineer100 permalink
    September 26, 2011 6:55 pm

    I don’t like religion. It’s all homophobic.
    And ever heard of The Crusades or the Holocaust? That’s all because of Christians. Muslims were persecuted in the Crusades.

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  138. Chesleigh Alley permalink
    October 18, 2011 11:03 pm

    I for one think that what you said about it was bullshit. Only because you’re being a typical american and only thinking about your beliefs. You’re opinion doesn’t make you right, it’s an opinion. Coexist is more of a way to want peace and show it. To wish that everyone could stop finding reasons to hate eachother, like religion helps a lot with.

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  139. Ches permalink
    October 19, 2011 8:40 am

    I personally am going to go out and buy one today. I love what they stand for, and it’s not because I want everyone to go kill people. haha. it’s for peace between religions. Christianity is one of the worst religions for judging people, when that’s what they say they’re against. I was a christian for a very long time & my bestfriend is a preachers daughter..her family judge people more than anyone I’ve ever met. Religion is what people use to hate other people because they’re different. Like what you’re doing right now. I was a christian, until people starting giving it a bad name. It’s people like you who turn people away from the religion and give it a bad name. Coexist is just another sign of peace.

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    • October 19, 2011 10:27 am

      For someone who claims to have been a Christian, yet didn’t understand the faith, it’s easy to reject it.

      Though it’s a common misconception, … Christians ARE to judge others by their actions.

      There are plenty of false “teachers” as well as people who claim to be followers of Christ, yet are not; that’s no reason to reject Christ.

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      • December 5, 2011 9:42 pm

        i read a pervious comment of yours in which you showed your “outstanding” knowledge of the Holy Qu’ran but, your neglectful facts neglect you to know that the Holy Qu’ran is nothing but a re-edification of the Bible.

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  141. tandee permalink
    December 1, 2011 4:31 pm

    The problem is, evil cannot coexist with righteousness. Satan is the father of evil ways and his end purpose is always to destroy. Naive thinkers equate religion with peace and love, but that can only be achieved through revealed truth which forges unity and agreement.

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  142. December 5, 2011 3:00 pm

    That is probably the most racist thing i have read… in a while. We cannot coexist because of a small sector of people? What kind of rationale is this? What many people, like the ones who muster here at blogs such as yours, fail to see is that they have a lot in common with the radical oppressors, or as you would call them, Muslims. That is both forces are driven primarily by fear and distrust, so we engage then on these irrational thoughts and convince ourselves it is for a just cause. “To serve our god.” “To protect my people and my country.” If you allowed yourself to lowly grow out of that form of fright or flight thinking you would see that we can all merely walk the earth without need for protection because we would thus realize that we all want the same thing, safety. Second step is to then teach others, that is what our “lovely” military should do, flee and bombard other countries with a mission to teach and educate, without the false-conception that they withhold some greater stature we are all just humans. The third step is just to continue with the first and second, its a cycle we will never live to see cease. We must just continue to evolve together, by expanding out minds, and teaching others who refuse to see. Now do not take me as unappreciative of you blogger here, those of you in the armed forces. I respect your courage and your ambitions, but i do not value it, nor its effect.

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  143. lou222 permalink
    December 5, 2011 4:29 pm

    When in America, you play by America’s rules! Well, that used to be true, however now it seems we have changed the playing field. Now we have to take into account “feelings” of others, however, do they do the same? Guess that is the question. How far do we, as a nation, have to change when there is no change from others that come here? When an American goes to another country, are they not expected to assimilate/acclimate into that culture? Why is that not part of the rules here? I don’t have the answer to this question.

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    • December 5, 2011 7:34 pm

      Americas leader are just a corrupt as the others, leadership has taken a while new agenda. …and one must be walking around blind if the truly believe that the values held by these so-called-hippies are not shared among millions all over the country. as-salamu alaikum: a Muslim phrase meaning peace be onto you…that was the origin of the religion because a grew of few have deterred from that does not thus mean we must damn the whole entity…people still love Americans yet people like you still try to represent us. and for the final fact since when was this ever yours or mine or ours to begin with.. people continue to keep the truth hushed. you are protecting a land that you have stolen from its indigenous people and then find it fit to instill laws to protect that action; the right to protect ones property. get over yourself.

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      • josiahe permalink
        December 5, 2011 8:16 pm

        Another leftist radical who knows nothing of the founding fathers, cannot write a coherent sentence, and believes what teachers have said …..

        The current D.C. “leaders” are corrupt. One must read the Koran to know that a Muslim can say whatever he wants and as long as it’s said to a Christian or a Jew, it can be a lie and he’s ok with that. Instead of spewing what your teachers have convinced you of, first try and educate yourself ….

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      • lou222 permalink
        December 5, 2011 8:18 pm

        Ah, Chanice, “people like you”, I figured that would come out very quickly. I am not trying to represent anyone, just myself. Talk about generalizing! Rules are rules, it doesn’t matter what country you are from, you are expected to follow them. The problem is with having to be politically correct so as not to offend anyone. I am trying to protect the American Way of Life, before it no longer exists, for my children and grand-children. I am sure you have your own priorities, I respect them, please do the same for mine. You are correct in your first statement that our leaders (some of them) can be as corrupt as others, that I will agree with, we have our fair share as do other countries. As for anyone “damning the “so-called-hippies”, not sure where you came up with that. I have not said that, they are entitled to their opinions, as well. Get over myself? I might suggest you can do the same. Thank you for your comments.

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      • December 5, 2011 8:35 pm

        aahh lou what exactly is the american way of life. for this country “america” was founded with the ideal that we can all live life with tolerance…accepting that your way may not be my way nor our neighbors way…you are protecting your way of life not america..

        and for josiae the original founding fathers were geronimo, sitting bull, chief joseph, red cloud, wolfe robe and one question what time do you go to church?

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      • lou222 permalink
        December 5, 2011 8:47 pm

        Chanice, you might want to brush up on The Constitution. You could also throw in the Bill of Rights and possibly the Federalist Papers. That will at least give you a good solid “base” for which to voice your opinions. Education can be a wonderful thing if taught correctly. As for your comment to Josiahe, what does his church “time” have to do with anything?

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  144. December 5, 2011 9:47 pm

    i read a pervious comment of yours in which you showed your “outstanding” knowledge of the Holy Qu’ran but, your neglectful facts neglect you to know that the Holy Qu’ran is nothing but a re-edification of the Bible.

    in lamens terms:

    The Qu’ran is nothing but the truth of the bible.

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  145. December 5, 2011 10:28 pm

    to lou222
    should i brush up on a constitution before they pulled the guns on the indians or after they killed the native children and then called it the bill of rights?

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    • lou222 permalink
      December 7, 2011 8:35 pm

      Chanice, it is “The Constitution”, not “a constitution”, but then you are smart enough to know that, aren’t you? You might want to also capitalize “Indians” and the “Bill of Rights”. You also start a sentence with a capital letter.

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      • bobbie permalink
        February 22, 2012 7:59 pm

        gotta love the spelling trolls

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  146. Anna permalink
    December 26, 2011 1:44 am

    Wow, seriously?
    I wonder if you realize how selfish and ignorant you sound. The whole world just revolves around you and what you believe, right? Because if they don’t believe what you believe they must be stupid, crazy, or killers? Of course.
    I’m pretty sure you’re the type of Christian that drives everyone else away from Christianity. God says to love your enemies. God loves everyone and says that we should do as He does.
    Besides, who is the world said Coexist means to bend over for the terrorists? Coexist means EVERYONE tries to accept each other. So, that obviously means in that case the terrorists would be the ones trying to do most of the accepting. Coexist is about a world where we don’t hate based on what we believe. It isn’t about you making yourself a carpet for everyone else. It means everyone should love and respect each others beliefs. And not be as ignorant as you just were.

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  147. Limetheslime permalink
    January 1, 2012 5:13 pm

    First off dude, your last line “I don’t need to learn to coexist with them, they need to coexist with me.” Was ignorant, if you don’t show tolerance of their religion they will never coexist with you. You are the kind of person that is causing cultural diffusion throughout our country to stop! You are fucking up America as we know it!

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  148. January 12, 2012 5:13 pm

    “Why not let people differ about their answers to the great mysteries of the Universe? Let each seek one’s own way to the highest, to one’s own sense of supreme loyalty in life, one’s ideal of life.”
    – Algernon Black

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  149. MTAllenby permalink
    January 15, 2012 1:52 pm

    Sorry, but this is a crass piece of Us versus them thinking. The conclusion is so deeply flawed it beggars belief. As far as I can tell the sticker uses seven different symbols, with the implication that it is intended to cover all belief systems. It is therefore directed at extreme atheists, exist Hindus, extreme Jews, extreme Muslims, extreme Buddhists, extreme Christians, extreme animist, and so on.

    If the cap doesn’t fit, don’t wear it. The offense is in your own head more than the intention of the owner of the bumper sticker.

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  150. Michael Lawless permalink
    January 25, 2012 11:55 pm

    They can’t coexist because of radical Christianity, you mean. Judaism, Christianity & Islam are ALL Abrahamic religions, which means they have the same roots, they are irrevocably related. As long as ‘Christians’ stubbornly refuse to accept this, & look beyond the propaganda they’ve been spoon fed, we can’t make any progress. Don’t believe me? Look up ‘Abraham’ on wikipedia, & maybe you’ll learn something

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  151. Meghan permalink
    February 22, 2012 12:26 am

    It’s amazing how much drama a bumper sticker has created for everyone commenting. I think that people who have the coexist stickers on their bumpers are just wanting us to think about it. There is another you and another me, in another religion, another country, speaking a different language. That person has the same ability to feel the way I do; the way you do. I think the coexist bumper stickers are just trying to point that out. Maybe they’re just trying to get us all to stop letting our beliefs blind us to humanity and acceptance of others. All religions that I am aware of teach that we accept others. I am a Christian and I know for sure that the bible does not condone bigotry. The coexist stickers aren’t saying “High 5 terrorists”. Get a grip.

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  152. bobbie permalink
    February 22, 2012 7:57 pm

    wow. i guess all of my Muslim friends didn’t get the memo. I shouldn’t still be alive huh. I hate bigots.

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  153. Jen permalink
    February 23, 2012 1:51 am

    You are an absolute moron. Like, no one else out there who’s quite as dense as you.
    YOU and people like you are the reason there can’t and won’t, ever be peace.
    You find someone saying, let’s try to get along and you turn it into hate speech.

    You know where you could a job? Nailing Jesus to the cross. He wanted people of all differences to find a way to make peace with each other and they nailed him up for it.

    Hopefully someday it’ll be you.
    I’ll bring the nails.

    Prick.

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  154. disarmlily1979 permalink
    March 3, 2012 7:12 pm

    I find it silly that anyone can find this message as a negative one. It is just a hope that we can all, as human beings, respect each other’s beliefs. I find that it is just a reminder to everyone that we don’t want someone judging/criticizing our beliefs, so just agree to disagree and move onto a different topic.

    Keep in mind:
    “People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.”

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  155. Tom permalink
    March 18, 2012 1:51 am

    As someone who supports this, I can tell you that nobody wants you or anyone to coexist with radical. However, you only mention muslim radicals, there are radicals in every faith and field. The message isn’t for those that already do this, it is for those radicals and for us not to just want it, but to demand it. We need to demand coexistence, respect, and peace from all radical. The way to do this, stop paying attention and don’t give them the attention they want. If a radical blows up a diner, don’t plaster it on the news, don’t mention it at all.

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  156. Jules permalink
    March 29, 2012 2:53 pm

    The terrorists are not Islamist representatives any more than the terrorists who bomb abortion clinics & kill doctors in the name of Christianity. I believe that most humans in this world want to live in peace no matter what their religious beliefs.

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    • josiahe permalink
      March 29, 2012 3:07 pm

      Jules,

      When you say “I believe that most humans in the world want to live in peace no matter what their religous beliefs . . . your statement makes it clear that you’ve never read the Qu’ran (their holy book) where (though you may be right, in a naive way, but . . .)

      It’s a good thing that most are just “NOMINAL BELIEVERS”, because the true believers of Islam, are those who follow the teachings where they’re instructed to kill “infidels.” That includes killing of women and children!

      Even going back to my former days of witchcraft: Gurdjeff, a middle-eastern mystic, who taught that people walk this world as if they’re asleep – not much different than what most religions teach, but his methods were . . . .

      COME ON PEOPLE! Rise and AWAKEN!

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      • Jules permalink
        March 30, 2012 11:09 am

        Josiahe,

        You are correct. I have not read the Qu’ran. That is my mistake and it is on my reading list.

        However, I have read the King James Bible. Here are a few things that are written in the Old Testament:

        If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do.
        Exodus 21.7

        Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death
        Exodus 22.19

        Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
        Exodus 35.2

        As for your male and female slaves whom you may have– you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.
        Leviticus 25.44

        Anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD must be put to death. The entire assembly must stone him.
        Leviticus 24:16

        Now, I have pulled these out of context, however, if someone without much knowledge of Christianity were to read this, it could be pretty dangerous. It could also raise much fear among those who don’t understand the overall Christian belief system. This is also dangerous. I guess, fortunately most Christians are also ‘NOMINAL BELIEVERS”.

        My point is, it is a dangerous road when we start talking about isolating one group based upon their belief system, fearing them and treating them as terrorists when it is a small number of radicals that are spreading terror. I was concerned by this article for this very reason.

        I stand by my “naive” idea that the majority of humans in this world prefer to live in peace. I would rather stand with my brothers and sisters in the human race, no matter what their religious convictions than isolate myself with one group and live in fear.

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  157. Anonymous permalink
    April 7, 2012 2:34 am

    I think what you said in this article is bullshit.
    What’s wrong with wishing for peace?
    Sorry it invades your personal space!

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  158. josiahe permalink
    April 7, 2012 7:41 pm

    To anonymous,

    I’m not sure to whom you directed your comment, but ….

    Jules’ comments are naive. God can lay down any rules for HIS people He wishes.

    Jules admits he’s not read the Koran (Qu’ran), ignoring their holy book’s instructions, and then proceeds to condemn Christianity.

    His exhibited hate gives away his leftist position of supposed moral superiority, but leaves him lacking in that he thinks that it’s only leftists and athiests that prefer peace. How blatantly offensive can they be?

    To wish for PEACE is laudable but what good does it do? Does Jules also wish to fly, or to have the sky GREEN?

    In fact, when it pertains to those whose holy book tells them to kill those of us who will not convert, it aligns the leftist idiots with the hate-filled Islamists! (You remember the policy, right? THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND”)

    To think conservatives do not wish for peace is ridiculous! That we’re a bit more realistic about those willing to send their sons and daughters to kill us and sacrifice them, makes them hate mongers – not the kind of people I trust!

    josiah

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    • Anonymous permalink
      April 8, 2012 12:11 am

      Oh no! It was directed at the article, not at any comments.
      Sorry Jules!

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    • Anonymous permalink
      April 10, 2012 11:56 am

      Wow, Josiahe, you sure did a good job of projecting your own ideas of who you think I am in your little rant. 1. I don’t recall condemning Christianity. 2. I don’t recall mentioning the word hate or alluding to it in any way. 3. I didn’t mention the word leftist or atheist anywhere. 4. I never, ever mentioned that conservatives don’t want peace. I actually believe quite the opposite.

      I merely choose not to live in a state of fear.

      Punish any terrorists and even go to war with them if necessary. But if I were to have peaceful Muslim neighbors living next door, I certainly would not condemn them or wage war on them.

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  159. ruger permalink
    April 13, 2012 10:45 am

    You so called “Christians” make me sick. The hate that is in your hearts for people should send you straight to hell. I am a CONSTITUTIONALIST and I have one of these shirts. God forbid we promote peace with other people. You call yourself a Christian but you are too dumb to research the reason they TRULY hate us in the middle east. Keep your Fox News Channel on and continue to be ignorant of the real facts. Open your mind and think for yourself for once in your life.

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    • PaulM permalink
      May 25, 2012 3:05 pm

      The real reason they “hate” us is we interfere with things like opium trade, sex trade, mistreatment of women and children, trying to blow up planes and buildings, trying to invade other countries, etc….

      Why is the focus how other countries feel about us? Do you live your life to impress others and attempt to influence how they “feel” and “think” about you? That would be truely pathetic. And why attack Christians as a whole for a few opinions? You have no clue what that shirt means and retract any meaning it may have at the slightest instance of your justified anger and judgement upon others. You have no clue my religion. I may be muslim for all you know. So your example of an open mind is to assume and judge? Just so you are set straight, this is the opposite of coexist.

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  160. josiahe permalink
    April 13, 2012 12:11 pm

    To Ruger:

    Ever hear the “remove the log from your own eye” story? Your hate is so obvious! Your naive nature of trying to promote peace with those who hate you so much so that they’re willing to die to accomplish it, is going to get your loved ones killed; sorry for trying to point that out to you.

    Where would you be living if our forefathers had not risen up against the tyranny and brutality of the English? You’d be living in colonial america making the English more wealthy. Sorry you don’t get it, but that’s what believing you are not the pompous fool and that you have the moral high ground . . . it’s what it does to you.

    If you want to really do something positive, why don’t you go to Kandahar and try to explain your views? Yea Right!

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  161. guneez permalink
    May 16, 2012 6:33 pm

    less than 10% of Muslims are radicals, you dipshit. not everyone who follows Islam wants to murder you.

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    • May 16, 2012 9:06 pm

      The reason I put the word “radical” in front of the word “Muslim” is to differenciate between the radicals and the non-radicals. It is called a qualifier and while you call me a dipshit you are the one who is too stupid to understand this basic premise.

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    • josiahe permalink
      May 17, 2012 1:34 am

      Even though more disliked this when I posted it the first time, I’ll repeat it ….. pretty close anyway ….

      Everyone wants peace ….. that is, … most everyone anyway, except for those who actually believe what the Koran teaches.

      That said, if one reads the Qu’ran (KORAN) one quickly learns that their holy book instructs followers of Islam that it’s ok for a man to:

      1) beat a wife.
      2) “sell” a girlchild as young as 2 years old, into “marriage”.
      3) “consummate a marriage” at the age of 9. (Think about it. Your daughter too?)
      4) divorce a woman, but not the other way around.
      5) have up to 4 wives + a prostitute, but not for a woman.
      6) kill an “infidel” who will not convert to Islam. (Should be evident now that is happenning to Coptic Christians … the only requirement before their murder? Ask them to convert back to Islam.
      7) Use drugs while condemning them, and selling them to raise money ….
      8) It’s a death sentence to convert FROM Islam ….to another religion.
      I could go on, but …

      In light of all those wonderful aspects of Islam, are they the people you think would like to live in peace?

      One other point …. those which seem to be nice people ….. THEY’RE NOT FOLLOWING THEIR HOLY BOOK! Therefore, they’re not really Muslim. Islam is not really a religion; instead, it’s a culture, a way of live and it’s filled with HATE!

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      • September 11, 2012 12:20 pm

        wow none of that is true. Why don’t you read the real Quran and see what it says. The Quran and the religion of islam is about peace. You obviously have a narrow minded view on the Quran and think you know what it’s about but the truth is you haven’t read one page and yet you wanna make claims on it? You Don’t see Muslims lying about the Bible, God is good and is about peace so what in the world would make you think that any book of god would be about sin hate murder and other negative things?

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      • josiahe permalink
        September 11, 2012 12:46 pm

        To Raza:

        So do you need me to point out where it says to behead Infidels? Or, … did you publish that only to try and confuse those who don’t know I’m telling the truth and you’re lying?

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    • PaulM permalink
      May 25, 2012 2:52 pm

      To guneez… following your logic, there are 1.6 billion muslim…. which means, according to you, 160 million are radical muslim. This equals 51% of the USA population, which as of 2011 is 311,591,917. Let’s consider “risk assessment” here for a minute. Got kids? Got a life besides getting your “news” from CNN or Bill Maher? When there is no viable argument, liberals call people names. Couldn’t resist, could you? Stick to the facts. Those baring the coexist sticker have nothing else they can do but shove their naive opinion down everyone’s throat. My bumber sticker says:

      “I’ll coexist the day they give up wanting to chop off my childrens’ heads to save their immortal souls.”

      I’m not the one wanting to chop of heads or force my religion on anyone, so dont act like I am the one with the problem. Dipshit.

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  162. Anonymous permalink
    May 17, 2012 9:05 am

    This sticker is not saying “America you must coexist”. It speaks to all people and religions of all countries. The idea is, if we could all somehow find a way to coexist, there would be no terrorists and religious radicals of any faith.

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  163. Stephanie permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:18 pm

    First, I want to say that I’m glad you did some research about the Coexist meaning, but sadly, I think you missed the point. The point is to live and let live, and to be free from judgement and discrimination. You said all religions can’t coexist “because Muslim radicals don’t want to.” I want to remind you that radicals exist in every religion (remember the Spanish Inquisition and the KKK?) Ghandi once said, “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Please don’t make this “us against them.”
    Also, if you are interested, I would recommend taking a World Religions class. I recently took one and was shocked to find out how similar Islam and Christianity are. I hope you will be able to respect peoples’ differences and see how special it makes us all. I may be a dreamer, but I believe one day we will coexist.

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    • josiahe permalink
      July 4, 2012 1:05 am

      Your comments are so simplistic …. as if no one ever tries to love. You remember Daniel Pearl? He’s a perfect example of what you’re proposing ……
      Your comment: “Please don’t make this “us against them.”, is so self-righteous you cannot see that the problem is that it’s just the opposite.
      Instead, ….. it’s them against us!
      When you have children of your own and realize your children are hated, …. and that they’re the target, …. then, you’ll do an about face! When your son or daughter is beheaded as Daniel Pearl’s parents experienced, then and only then will you be enlightened …..

      Isn’t it funny how comparitive religion classes, taught by those who are so self-righteous always lead people to the Scimitar ….. and (cowards that they are) abondon them there, ….. but always from a distance!
      Stick your self-righteous attitude where the sun doesn’t shine until then.

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  164. sean permalink
    July 31, 2012 12:41 am

    you call these people wackos well I truly believe that you in fact are the wacko these people who want to coexist with everyone might want the extremists to be not so extreme and maybe these people still have hope and if you don’t have hope then I’m sorry but I feel sorry for you, your situation is very sad

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  165. Anonymous permalink
    August 1, 2012 1:55 pm

    Josiah, not Muslims is an example of the type of human to be feared. Take a good look at history. The leaders who were successful at instilling fear within their communities were very successful at committing atrocities such as “ethnic cleansing” and still continue to do so. It’s the perfect way to control minds. Josiah has evidently taken a drink of that dangerous, mind-controlling kool-ade. He’s clearly brainwashed.

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  166. josiahe permalink
    August 4, 2012 3:21 pm

    Muslims cannot tolerate any other view –
    myfoxdc Mobile: Somali comedian who poked fun at Islamists shot dead

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  167. Alex permalink
    August 26, 2012 8:49 pm

    It is absolutely disgusting that in the face of a bumper sticker supporting coexisting, you would single out one religion as being unable to coexist. Well, my neighbors are Muslim and they haven’t tried to blow me up lately so keep your dumb ass opinions about their radicalism to yourself. Their radicalists just have more press time right now, it is un-imaginable how many people have died because radicals of all religions.

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  168. September 11, 2012 12:11 pm

    ALL YOUR DOING IS HATING ON MUSLIMS AND CALLING THE TERRORISTS YOU STUPID BLIND SON OF A BITCH LEARN TO COEXIST WITH THE WORLD AND THE WORLD WILL LEARN TO COEXIST WITH YOU.

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    • josiahe permalink
      September 11, 2012 12:51 pm

      To Raza:

      Now your foul mouth and accusations that I hate Muslims becomes more apparent. Is your language you post here God’s language? Who is the one hating?

      For those Muslims who do not know what the Qu’ran calls them to do, they might well be nice people and yet they too will be called to become caught up in what their holy book says to do ……

      Hopefully, they’ll discover the fact that their religion is filled with hate and orders to murder. Why is it you teach your children to hate? That from the Qu’ran too? : ) You know, salvation is open to you as well ….. All one has to do is to repent and worship the Jewish God and His Christian son ……

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  169. Robert E. Connors permalink
    September 23, 2012 7:49 am

    This is a great bumper sticker, completely consistent with the overall Christian mantra (and other religions) of Love They Neighbor As Thy Would Love Yourself. Every religion as radicals. (I.E. for my fellow Catholics, look at the IRA). I commend Christian/Catholic dialogue. http://www.uscatholic.org/church/2008/06/wont-you-be-my-neighbor

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    • josiahe permalink
      September 23, 2012 9:00 am

      Somehow, … in spite of the “song” and his nice warm sweater, I suspect that even Mr. Rogers would stop a Muslim from beheading the little neighbor children he has over who won’t convert to Islam, but if not …. I have one subsequent question: once the Muslim killing is finally done and there are no more infidels left, will Muslims still be marrying relatives …. or will their insanity (eventually) fade?

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      • M-Jon permalink
        November 7, 2012 8:54 pm

        If someone wants to COEXIST, then they would only wish to project a message of universal truths (that we are all the same). This message, by design, only establishes a duality of choice. Chose to COEXIST, or continue to divide. All those that project harm and division in the world, by design, chose to divide. If you chose to “not COEXIST” with others in the world, then you are chosing the same side of the coin as those you do not wish to COEXIST with. The construct of not understanding universals, leads many to say; I dont agree with the way others chose to live, therefore I chose to “not COEXIST” with them. In this construct, COEXIST, has a zero value because you cannot chose to “not COEXIST.” COEXIST only works in the form of one option, there is no duality (and does cary options or available judgments), chosing to divide is not the oposite, but the external alternative. Think of COEXIST as a circle that always has an invitation. Those that divide humanity by choice, are chosing to not join the circle. Anyone can chose to COEXIST, but if you do, you are also chosing to accept and understand all. Radicals, are not in this COEXIST circle, but they are invited in like everyone else. There is only divide, or COEXIST, I think everyone should have there own interpretation and beliefs, universals alow us to find a common ground of understanding where we go wrong.

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  170. September 29, 2012 8:05 am

    The big problem with the sticker is that it has the symbol for Christianity wrong. The cross is a symbol of roman dominion. When the cross is used as a symbol of Christianity it puts it down on a level with every other religion so I guess that is why it is used here. The true symbol of Christianity has a cross with a Man hanging on it, the Crucifix. That’s the big thing the sets Christianity apart from every other religion. God became one of us and sacrificed himself for our weaknesses(sin) such as not being able to coexist peacefully with our fellow mankind. He came here and we killed Him, yet He laid down his life for us. It’s the great truth that sets Christianity above every other religion. In no other religion did God become one of us. God became one of us, sacrificed Himself for our sins, and gave us His Church to guide us. He also gave us Himself in the Holy Eucharist to be with us through all times. It’s too bad the world is blinded to this reality or it would be a much better place to live and we would be able to coexist, in Him. Here is a few facts about His Church if you want to see the proof:

    Our family is made up of every race. We are young and old, Rich and poor, men and women sinners and saints. Our family has spanned the centuries …and the globe. With God’s grace, we started hospitals to care for the sick. We establish orphanages, and help the poor. We are the largest charitable organization on the planet, bringing relief and comfort to those in need. We educate more children than any other scholarly or religious institution. We developed the scientific method and laws of evidence. We founded the college system. We defend the dignity of all human life, and uphold marriage and family. Cities were named after our revered saints, who navigated a sacred path before us. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we compiled the Bible. We are transformed by sacred scripture and sacred Tradition, which have consistently guided us for 2,000 years. We are…… the Catholic Church… with over one billion in our family sharing in the sacraments and fullness of Christian faith. For centuries, we have prayed for you and our world, every hour of every day, whenever we celebrate the mass. Jesus, Himself, laid the foundation for our faith when He said to Peter, the first pope, “You are rock, and upon this rock I will build My Church.” For over 2,000 years, we have had an unbroken line of shepherds guiding the Catholic Church with love and truth, in a confused and hurting world. And in this world filled with chaos, hardship and pain, it’s comforting to know that some things remain consistent, true, and strong, our Catholic faith, and the eternal love that God has for all creation. Ours is one family united in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We are Catholic. Welcome home.

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    • M-Jon permalink
      November 7, 2012 9:25 pm

      Steve, although I understand where you are comming from, many Christians would argue that this is a Catholic argument. The importance of Jesus not being on the cross, could be to simply not negate a Crucifix in a social fashion (bumper sticker), and those that would be doing this arguing would claim that you must never display a crucifix in non-form (picture instead of three dimensional or physical). This would further mean that it would not even be a crucifix. The truth of the matter is, you had no intention on failing to unturn those details, and I of course am not trying to misinterpret what you were meaning to establish. We can make up all sorts of ideas about what a bumper sticker is saying, and of course it is a simple condition of the mind to divide ourselves from what we do not understand. Many people believe that there are many ways to pass “the greatest story ever told”; we should ask ourselves what we believe is to be learned from the greatest story! If we never had anyone to share the story with again, what would we have learned from it?

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  171. AYA H permalink
    January 18, 2013 7:25 am

    I Wanna remind everyone posted a comment that .. the sticker is about “coexisting” ..
    and that is what you all Are not doing in comments.
    P.S Muslims are not what you (typically) think … Qur’an is not either ..
    I RECOMMEND MORE READING …
    READ THE ACTUAL QUR’AN .. NOT SOMEONE OF YOU TALKING ABOUT IT
    ( I AM ONE PROUD MUSLIM WHO DO WANT TO “COEXIST” )

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  172. February 1, 2013 10:54 pm

    I’ve just read this post but ignored a lot of the comments (purely because there are too many) but I just wanted to say that my first thought when I saw the coexist sticker was of coexisting within a country. The ideal to put an end to racism that causes bullying in schools and violence on the streets. This might be my first idea because Im in an area where a lot of racism like that happens but terrorists didn’t even come to mind. But now that I’ve thought about it on a wider scale, I don’t think terrorism will end until EVERYONE of every religion learns more about everyone else and learns to respect there beliefs. We need to learn about others beliefs and give others the opportunity to learn about our beliefs. I see coexist as being a goal, something to aim for in our future, rather than meaning we should coexist with terrorists and try new ways to overcome the violence. From the perspective of the terrorists, we have sent soldiers to their country and there has been violence, we responded to violence with more violence, and so they will do the same, and it will continue in a circle of never ending violence. I view coexist as the aim to stop that cycle, and to stop terrorism so that we can exist. But I think a lot of people on here have the same views of terrorists, though may not act on them in the same way, because terrorism is based on racism and arguing that all Muslims are violent and untrustworthy is racist.
    I think the better way to see things is that if someone hurts you through any type of violence, you aren’t going to like them, but if they don’t hurt you, you have nothing against them no matter what their beliefs or their skin colour. I think it’s important to consider individuals rather than groups of people, especially when it comes to religion. People don’t all interpret their religious book the same way. In my family, there are at least 3 different interpretations of the bible, so saying that belonging to a religion makes them all the same just doesn’t seem right to me.
    I would like to apologise if I have offended anyone. Just wanted to get my views out, and I don’t mind if anyone disagrees with me because everyone has a right to their own views so I won’t be starting any bickering like what I’ve read above.

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  173. February 5, 2013 2:34 pm

    I don’t see what’s wrong with coexisting. The idea of being at peace with other religions is great. Somewhat unrealistic, but great. Yes, there are radical Muslims but the idea that ALL Muslims are radical terrorists is being arrogant and hateful. I know a few Muslims. And as far as I know, they’re not being beaten or forcing women into marriage. Those are the radical terrorists in the Middle East. You’re the kind of person that gives us Americans a bad name. Being a conservative Republican, I say coexisting is a fantastic idea but an unrealistic one. There will always be hate in the world. No matter how much the world tries to coexist.

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    • josiahe permalink
      February 5, 2013 3:02 pm

      Coexisting means falling for the lies of those who hate and want to kill, yet “pretend”. Do you think radical jihadists tell you they’re full of hate? Maybe you should ask Major Nidal Hasan if he’d have told the truth?

      It may be ok for you to chose to “coexist”, but when they want and plan to kill your loved ones, it becomes foolish and irresponsible! Parents cannot afford that luxury; only children can!

      It’s more than just “lucky” that there are those who ‘stand in the gap’ for the gullible, and protect their foolish beliefs …. even to the point of sacrificing their lives!

      Those who promote coexisting with a religion of hate, dishonor our veterans who gave their lives!!!!

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      • Kylemaster permalink
        April 22, 2013 10:49 pm

        ok i have been reading all these comments, and people like you are really starting to piss me off.
        i have yet to see ANYONE say what “COEXIST” actually means, in fact i doubt half the people who sport the bumper sticker even know its true meaning.
        im sure you noticed that ‘coexist’ is spelled out in religious symbols, this arrangement actually is a symbol in of itself, ‘coexist’ is a Deist symbol. to be Deist is to come to realize that NO RELIGION is 100% true, EVERY RELIGION has one thing in common, they were written humans, which means that there is human error in EVERY RELIGION. Now im sure all you die hard believers are thinking “this guy is nuts, i have total faith in my religion” and that is perfectly fine, i am NOT trying to convert you.
        Example: Buddhism, some guy named Buddha created this and people followed, and if you ask a Buddhist about his faith then he will tell you how he has faith in HIS GOD, if you ask a Christian, you will get the same answer. so where am i going with this? how do we KNOW that the Bible wasn’t just a bunch of guys making up a bunch of bs???
        To be a Deist is to believe in 1+ God(s) and a heaven, hell, and other spirits. but Deists DO NOT believe in any one religion, because all “holy books”
        were written by MAN.

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  174. archy permalink
    April 21, 2013 2:40 pm

    Lots of people consider themselves “christians” but are they really walking the walk? Like muslims, are they really walking the walk?
    In order to be a “good” muslim, you must follow the koran to the T and with that, you must kill infidels, lots of them, everywhere you find them standing, in order to go to allah heaven. Like the one’s that drove the airplanes into the towers, they, according to their religion, should get a harem full of virgins upon death, but in reality they woke up in flames all around them, for eternity.
    If you don’t follow the koran to the T, your not a “good” muslim. A not so good muslim then is a traitor to the faith and can then be killed in the name of allah justifiably because they have turned from the faith. Your right, we cant “coexist” with them in peace, their views are diametrically opposed to anyone other than their views.
    I can’t justify shooting my wife on the corner or killing my neighbor because he doesn’t believe the same as I. Jesus said turn the other cheek when you are wronged, not kill in his name. In almost all religions, man has to serve their “god”. In the christian religion, god came to earth in the form of Jesus to serve man. Jesus of all the religions is the only one that there is no cemetery or tomb for him because he came back to life and went back to heaven in front of hundreds of witnesses.

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  175. josiahe permalink
    April 21, 2013 3:28 pm

    http://josiahe.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/islam-hate-converting-muslims/

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  176. Justine permalink
    May 3, 2013 3:03 am

    since when does supporting peace parallel to being naive? there is nothing wrong with believing in a world that can coexist!

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  177. May 27, 2013 12:01 pm

    “muslim radicals don’t want to” Please, shut the hell up. You’re not a liberal. You’re a pretentious asshole.

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  178. josiahe permalink
    August 21, 2013 11:38 am

    I received this below, in an email today.

    After the Boston bombing the news media has spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did. They want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era of home grown radicals, and about why they could live among us and still hate us.
    I suggest you look at this: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fa9_1347220458

    A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me:
    “Here in west Texas I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us.
    I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch.
    I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch.
    I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway.
    In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.
    I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison.
    I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me; I know: It will bite me because it’s a rattlesnake and that’s what rattlesnakes do.
    I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I just kill it.
    I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me, I just kill them.
    I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see it I can find out where the other snakes are, because (a) it won’t tell me, and (b) I already know they live on my place.
    So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.
    I don’t look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake… I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know, for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes.
    Do I fear them?
    No! Do I respect what they can do to me?
    Yes! And because of that respect I give them the fair justice they deserve, I kill them….”
    Maybe as a country we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists’ are just like rattlesnakes, and act accordingly!

    “I love this country, it’s the government I’m afraid of”
    That was the end of the email and I concur; we must keep killing rattlesnakes.

    Those who live among us, who are Muslims, and do not convert, … they have accepted the rattlesnake philosophy, which is a false religion. Their book tells them to lie to us and to kill us ….. just like a rattlesnake does.

    The fact that wildfires are out of control across America, and these rattlesnakes have the freedom to start them, we must all be aware they are here and are striking out daily.

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  179. intrepidjourney permalink
    December 1, 2013 2:03 am

    Sorry, but you’re actually an idiot. Such a shame to call you a fellow American. Discriminating against “radical Muslims” is the complete opposite of what the bumper sticker is supposed to represent. You simply cannot judge an entire religion by a few radicals. Not all Muslims are terrorists, you know. So with that being said, get over yourself, and get off of your high horse. Singling out people and pointing fingers is not the way to coexist with someone.

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  180. January 20, 2014 10:40 am

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  181. Lauren permalink
    March 2, 2014 2:15 pm

    Jesus = peace
    no Jesus no peace
    not going to happen till he comes back .
    do not be be fool by false peace.

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  182. Mike permalink
    March 5, 2014 12:57 am

    This is the definition of a closed minded uneducated hypocrite.

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    • March 5, 2014 6:48 pm

      It the truth . There not going to be peace cause we are all sinners . We need to repent and follow Christ i Encourage you to open up a Bible .Jesus will give you peace no coexist bummer sticker , shirts .can give . i not close minded or uneducated . the whole coexist contradicting itself . Of course we should not violent and (tolerate the old definition not the new one ,,but not behind a bumper sticker .

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  183. Daniel permalink
    March 15, 2014 10:01 am

    As an American citizen, I think some of you are pretty pathetic. For you to take a bumper sticker (a bumper sticker… really?) and say that its owners are offending you by campaigning that we should all make it a point to respect others is EXTREMELY pathetic. I’m using a variation of the bumper sticker to paint for my American Government class because I think it might actually do some people good to see it and learn about it. People like you are the reason that I don’t want my children to grow up here.

    As a human, I think you all need to reevaluate your views on other people and maybe not be such prejudiced dolts.

    As a Christian, I will pray for all of you.

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  184. March 31, 2014 10:16 pm

    Coexist is a trend that popular with the young people these day .As a Christian i rather show it by action and sharing the truth .

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  185. chut permalink
    May 20, 2014 8:03 pm

    I wish you tree hugging, wine sipping communist liberals would grow a set of testicles and go over seas and try to” coexist” with Muslims that send their own brain washed children onto the streets strapped with bombs to kill” our” people that fight for our country. These people don’t want peace, we will never see eye to eye because they want to kill us. That’s how it is.

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  186. Mandy permalink
    July 2, 2014 12:37 pm

    Honestly. You all really misunderstood what people are trying to say by supporting this “Coexist” bumper sticker or tattoo or whatever. They’re not pointing fingers at America and saying “Oh we need to coexist with religious extremists” who hurt other people. (Side note: how dare you point fingers at a specific group. Read a book.) I know for myself, and many others, supporting this comes from a desire to do exactly what this word says.. COEXIST. We all have different beliefs, and no one (including ourselves) want anyone to tell us what we should believe but, if you haven’t yet realized, we don’t have a choice whether we live on the same planet as all of these people with different beliefs… so what is wrong for wanting to learn to live peacefully with one another?

    Don’t forget.. EVERY religion has extremists. You are so far out of line pointing fingers at muslims that I’m think my IQ actually dropped because I read this. There are extremists within our very own religions. Not every Muslim is a terrorist and you should be ashamed for opening your mouth and implying such a thing.

    COEXIST (at least in my case) is not meant to disrespect any veterans either (for whoever said that)… Their services are so greatly appreciated that words can not really describe it. But think about this – if someday we could all learn to share the planet peacefully, like we are supposed to, we wouldn’t have to lose anymore good men for those reasons.

    Don’t judge people for wishing for a better tomorrow. There’s nothing wrong with that. I honestly am really inspired that so many people can see such a positive end..

    It’s extremely discouraging to read things like this. I will continue to believe in the possibility of people coexisting regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or even just personality. We’re all different, but we’re all here and we all need to find a way to live with each other.

    Coexisting is accepting and living peacefully among each other. To me. To everyone else it may be different.. but that’s up to every individual person.

    Live your life, just don’t hurt others while you’re doing it.

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    • josiahe permalink
      July 2, 2014 12:56 pm

      No your IQ didn’t “drop”; it’d bottomed out as exhibited by your being unable to understand a simple concept!
      Good Muslims DO NOT follow the instructions of the Qu’ran, which is why ISIS is killing them as well.
      If you’re ignorant enough to try and get along with those who would kill your loved ones, their blood is on YOUR hands!

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      • NFL permalink
        August 11, 2014 10:33 am

        Did you read the Qu’ran in the original arabic it was written? There are a million different versions of the Qu’ran (unfortunately) based on the writer’s interpretation of the words. I am muslim. I am NOT a radical or terrorist. I am married to a jew (happily). I have studied the Qu’ran in Sunday school and never saw the verses you mentioned because the version I study from is not a radical version. It is a religion about peace and actually I have always been taught to respect jews and christians. I hate ISIS, Hamas and every other organization that has made us look bad and done terrible things in the name of our religion. I hate that people now equate Islam with terrorist and that it is now socially acceptable to hate our entire religion (which is racist) rather than just hate the crazy people doing these things. No muslim I know (and I know MANY) agrees with ISIS or any crazy terrorist actions. This thread makes me seriously want to cry. And i believe we should coexist – the message is for people who don’t want to coexist right now. So basically I am telling the radicals you are wrong, we should coexist. The message is not telling people you should coexist with radicals.

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    • NFL permalink
      August 11, 2014 1:01 pm

      well said

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      • NFL permalink
        August 11, 2014 1:02 pm

        to Mandi I mean

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  187. July 9, 2014 12:21 pm

    his is new age propaganda and is anti-christian to the core. all these religions are in opposition and only one can be right. thats why it is directed at Christianity because Christianity is explicit on what the truth is and how salvation is attained through Jesus Christ only.

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    • NFL permalink
      August 11, 2014 10:52 am

      You are entitled to your views. In my view, your kind of line of thinking is exactly what causes wars between religions. They are all directed against each other. Not specifically against Christianity. And more than one religion can be right.

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      • NFL permalink
        August 11, 2014 12:02 pm

        You know what, I just read that you are referencing something else. you may not have those views yourself. If you don’t I apologize for saying what I said above. I thought those were your views.

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  188. lovingly permalink
    July 31, 2014 5:00 pm

    If I had the money, I would gladly fund every person who wanted to “Coexist” on an epic paid vacation, they could start by meeting the mexican drug cartels, buy some products etc, then they could travel through central and south america, sail across to north west africa, go on a nice drive through the desert visiting the 7 largest northern countries, take Niger/Chad and Northern Sudan for example, then from ethiopia, stop by somalia and take a boat around the horn into Yemen, See if the Saudi’s want to host the caravan for a drive to Iraq/Syria, head east into Iran, maybe pay a visit to Afghanistan for some opium, any happy-go lucky survivors at this point can take a boat to North Korea to disperse the Coexist bumper stickers to all of the warm and fuzzy inviting north koreans, if not everyone dies at that point, they can sail back to the US via the Pacific. Let me know how it goes if you decide to fund yourself a trip like this.

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    • NFL permalink
      August 11, 2014 10:55 am

      And so you propose we continue to hate eachother because there is nothing warm and fuzzy in those places? maybe we should get you a sticker that says “further divide yourselves since there is no hope for peace”. That should create a better world.

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      • lovingly permalink
        August 15, 2014 3:41 pm

        I never proposed hating anyone. I agree there is nothign warm and fuzzy in those places but I would argue the neighborhood/city/backyard in US/West isn’t so warm and fuzzy either, and becoming less so every day. I never said the lack of warm and fuzziness was a reason to hate either. I do like your sticker idea however. Divide and conquer, that is the plan I do believe is it not? That being said, I have my doubts as it ending in a better world, but that is a matter of opinion and perspective. Your notion that it would create a better world clearly shows your stance on the matter. A better world starts from within.

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