Christianity isn't any more or less a religion of peace than is Islam. Christianity's time in the sun has, for the most part, passed. That, more than any ideological reformation, is why modern Christianity appears to be more peaceful than modern Islam appears to be.
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Christianity has demonstrated its potential to be a violent religion when it had the political power to go along with the ambitions of its leadership.
In truth, today's Islam is significantly less dangerous than Christianity at its peak, primarily because it is decentralized.
I'm not defending Christianity in the past, in the crusades they were violent. But that is done now and it is not relevant to today. What we are looking at is how are the religions today.
History never stops being relevant when the subject is human nature and ambition.
The end result is always violence.
And that would be exactly wrong. You'd be hard pressed to find a country where a majority support him.Originally Posted by texmaster
Wrong again. We started pulling out of Saudi Arabia in 2003, after 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq I, and Iraq II.Originally Posted by texmaster
None of that contradicts his many statements that he attacked the Americans because of "their evil and injustice in the whole of the Islamic World, especially in Iraq and Palestine, and their occupation of the Land of the Two Holy Sanctuaries." Nor does your passage from the Koran, which has been quoted ad nauseam without context, contradict other passages that command Muslims to live in peace with their neighbors. It applies specifically to conditions of war, and war against pagans at that.Originally Posted by texmaster
If you think crimes committed by the American government would "justify" terrorist attacks on the American people, I feel sorry for you. I refuse to believe that they do. And if you think an American can't be patriotic while still acknowledging our country's mistakes, your sense of patriotism must be very fragile, indeed.Originally Posted by texmaster
The Middle Ages are not relevant to the actions of people today.