Yes and no
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
An utterly Misleading 'equivalence' type statement.
MORE People Die Almost EVERY DAY in the NAME of Islam than have died in 30 YEARS Total of abortion Clinic bombings.
Monthly Jihad Report
Jihad Attacks: : : 222
Countries:: : : : : 27
Allah Akbars: : :: 24 (Suicide bombings)
Dead Bodies: : : 4573
Critically Injured: 2287
Last 30 Days Only. NAME of Islam Only.
The Strawman 'Terrorism' is just the most famous Tip of a Violent/Intolerant Iceberg.
Significant Minorities to Large Majorities favor penalties for 'Insulting Islam', or DEATH for 'Apostasy.'
Christianity and islam are NOT remotely Comparable.
A Christian Fundamentalist is a Missionary, a Muslim Fundamentalist Kills him.
As always, paschendale #5, was quick to the 100% Wrong, 100% apologism.
Last edited by mbig; 09-05-14 at 03:53 PM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
It's an expansionist religion like Christianity, but Christ passively let himself be killed and was a spiritual leader, but not a political one. Mohammed launched wars of expansion and was both political and spiritual leader. Of course, to some extent, religion is whatever the believer wants it to be. Having said that, dogma does matter. Muslims are going to be less inclined to support separation of church and state then members of other religions because their dogma and religious history doesn't support it. The same is true about the violent expansionism of their religion.
Individual Freedom, recent or not, is a basic tenet of any modern society. To live in one (country) that does not provide this basic good, is to not live in a truly modern community.
... you'll discover that almost every single religion purports to be a religion of peace.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
There are plenty of people who are peaceful, who are also Muslim. As for the religion, the philosophy itself is not what I'd call peaceful at all, if taken literally.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
In my view, the religion itself isn't any more violent or any more peaceful than any other religion.
It's what the people make of it, i.e. how they distort it to their own ends, and there seems to be a great many that are distorting Islam to violence, as there are a great many people, lacking independent thought and critical thinking, who seems to be so easily seduced to that dark side.
Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008