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I wouldn't waste my time with sunitaishot, however brief.
I'm convinced this person is a troll. I cannot see how someone can actually be that...idiotic. In any case, nothing any member here puts (but compliments or agreements, for whatever reason) is going to get through that skull of his.
Well in the case of the Georgians, they're obviously indigenously Caucasian (although some Indo-Europeans are native to the region, they hypothesise that the origin of the Indo-European languages started in Anatolia under the old Anatolian languages such as Hittite, Luwian, etc.).
Blondism and even light skin and blue eyes is obviously not exclusive to Europeans, you get it across many people, it's just more rare (with the exception of some indigenous Australians, who oddly develop a large amount of blond hair natively).
I don't think language and genetics are that much related in honesty, I think it's more due to common use that it main language shifted, take for example the cause with Finns, they speak a Finno-Ugric tongue, yet most are very similar in features to their Nordic neighbours, and often look much different to other Finno-Ugric speakers. Same with the Basques in Spain who have almost no genetic difference from other Spaniards.
Exactly! Thank you! And if people look at people from the Caucasus they look more "Middle Eastern" than European. Including the Indo-Europeans like the Armenians and Ossetians. The only exception would the Russians and Caucasus Germans (what few remain)
Not denying it causes problems. Communitarianism is one of the worst result of (debatable) European immigration policies. Rich countries also sometimes attract the wrong kind of people, with dreams that are not compatible with reality, this create tension. But mostly, over cultural differences, it is the income difference that separate people and create the problem. When you have a few wealthy immigrants, everyone is happy and nobody asks about what these people do in the privacy of their home or about the religion they follow (if any). Not the same with poor immigrants with large families, who retreat to their own roots as a protective reaction in their new environment. Nothing that is not fixable, however. They should encourage extra community marriage and mix people up. Same with social class. Of course this is very difficult to do. Societies are in essence conservative. However Europe, christian roots aside, clearly needs to rejuvenate its population so...
Well not so much. Christianity made a huge come back after the fall of communism in the East. Also, it never completely disappeared from the culture - and politics - in most major countries. For instance, Germany and France are secular, yes, but Catholicism still is very powerful there, no doubt about it. Greece if very religious, Italy as well, Poland, for sure, Austria as well. Now it doesn't mean that people are actually religious that much - but they have that history, Christian roots which pervade their lives, whether they acknowledge it or not.
i.e. many European will say they are not religious, but if you present them with Islam, while they tolerate it (on the basis of modern, secular state) they strongly feel it differs from their values.
Anyway, I think it's a media blown up issue, for the most part, as most immigrants to Europe soon or later adopt the local mentality (usually less religious) and "muslims" are usually not "that" religious anyway.
Not denying that there are pockets of hard core extremists (like in any religious group), using religion to manipulate the weakest, most frustrated elements in their own communities. But this is not currently Europe's main issue.
Secularism is build upon Judeo Christian culture, in most countries in Europe. A little influence from a later religion can't hurt that much. All the people I know coming from Muslim countries are not any more religious than their European counterparts. Of course there are a few religious nuts like in any religious (and they all suck). Europe will crush these extremists slowly, there is no need to radicalise the population over this yet. This is a media issue, for the most part.
Take your time. I enjoy a well-constructed and well-thought-out post. Nothing better than to be trounced by superior intelligence and superior knowledge. That way, I can learn as much a possible, and so improve greatly.