The spiteful carpetbagging Radical Republicans incited southern hatred toward the North and those they represented.
And thus we had the birth of the KKK in 1866 and its first spike in popularity in the early 1870s.
Followed by stage two in the 1920s, stage three in the 1960s and stage four today .
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Ultimately religion is used a s a guide to how to deal with life's vicissitudes with some being more useful perhaps then others.
Liberalized Americans are afraid of words, they are too politically correct to actually deal with the reality. It's like Obama being careful to say that ISIL isn't an Islamic group. Of course they are! Obama is just afraid to upset anyone, especially people who he might need down the line to support him. The fact of the matter is that this is a religious problem. That doesn't mean all people who practice the religion are the problem, but without the religion, the problem couldn't conceivably exist as it does. Let's just be honest and admit it.Yes, that's a very good point. We are being very foolish also in not confronting Islam and not calling out terrorism for what it is. Rather we use euphemisms, like 'workplace violence, or offer excuses such as they were late on their mortgage payments.
But they did, it's a simple fact. Of course, that doesn't excuse the Muslims who are doing it now, any more than it excuses the Christians who did it in the past. It simply underscores the fact that religion is a problem when we allow it to achieve political power. Of course, when the Christians were doing this exact same thing, they were using swords, wearing armor on horseback. Today, it's tans and machine guns and the possibility of having nuclear weapons. It's a lot more dangerous today than it was 500 years ago when the Christians were the animals.You can see a number of posters who also muddy the waters by claiming Christians did it too. It's remarkable to me how many people lie in order to prevent the truth from being told, and that is the most interesting part, to me, in all of this.
No, it wasn't. What saved society from Christianity was the rise of the secular state telling Christianity it was no longer welcome to run rampant across the rights of the people. Christianity has consistently lost power as it's been thrown headlong out of political control and that's a good thing. Of course, there are still factions in Christianity, mostly residing in the Tea Party, consisting of Christian Identity and Restoration Theology fanatics, who want nothing more than to become the Christian version of ISIS. Christianity is still dangerous, we've just had it on a leash in the west long enough for most people to forget that.It is a mess but pretending it isn't what it is only makes it messier. What saved Christianity was the New Testement and the teachings of Christ, as well as the Reformation. Islam is still 7th century.
The far right wing should try it sometime,
instead of tripping over their tongues disengenously taking out of context everything their President says, since Nov. 2008.
Trying to call ISIL true Islamists/Muslims is about as abstract and indirect as one can be, to use YOUR words back at you .Because with ISIS, we don't have to talk about abstract possibility and indirectness do we?
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