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originally posted by: hangedman13
I notice that the argument about Hitler being Christian is being touted as a wonderful example of modern Christianity. But by the same logic you ignorant fools should be using that same comparison with ISIS to Islam! But no, it's so easy to bash Christianity but like pulling teeth to criticize Islam. And yes I am calling out some of you as being ignorant. So used to western thinking that religion, at least our western ones are fodder to be mocked and ridiculed yet won't say a peep about the atrocities done in the name of other religions. As any looking into how most of the various flavors of Islam treat those who mock their religion should give you a clue as to what the thinking is. Get off your intellectual high horses and start really looking at how followers of Islam in their home turf deal with just the separate teachings of Islam. That is the difference between Islam and Christianity.
hmmmm were the crusades a bad thing?
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The enemy is not on our doorstep, the enemy is within, it's in our home and has been for a long time. It is high time we take the bull by its horns and root these traitors and instigators out.
By 1995 some 174,000 inoffizielle Mitarbeiter(IMs) Stasi informants had been identified, almost 2.5% of East Germany's population between the ages of 18 and 60. 10,000 IMs were under 18 years of age. From the volume of material destroyed in the final days of the regime the office of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (BStU) believes that there could have been as many as 500,000 informers. A former Stasi colonel who served in the counterintelligence directorate estimated that the figure could be as high as 2 million if occasional informants were included.
Kinda sounds like Sen. McCarthy about communists, Hitler about Jews, PolPot, Chairman Mao, Idi Amin... I could go on and on.
originally posted by: lonesomerimbaud
a reply to: infolurker
The Crusades were political as well as religious. At that time there would have been many good Christians who would not have wanted to be a party to that. President Obama is lumping past Christians together on that score as though they all acted as the Crusaders did.
It is like saying all Christians today have committed child abuse just because a few priests have. It is a bit clumsy and blanket criticism, but I get his point.
I know that most Muslim people would not do the terrible thing that IS do. I do not blanket criticise them as a religion.
The Crusaders did some very cruel things. The Inquisition was responsible for millions of murders; so many women were burned as witches, etc. I believe it was all political and was carried out for a specific purpose that had nothing to do with religion. What they did was to hide behind a mask of religion and respectability. How could they have followed Christ because He only preached love for one's enemy and to fight our battles and GD's with words only?
"Go get a job after you take a bath." —Newt Gingrich, speaking in November 2011 about Occupy Wall Street protesters
"It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid…These schools should get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, pay local students to take care of the school." —Newt Gingrich on abolishing child labor laws
"There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate." -- Newt Gingrich, explaining in 2011 why he cheated on his first two wives. He carried on the first affair while his wife was suffering from cancer, and the second while he was orchestrating Bill Clinton's impeachment.
originally posted by: works4dhs
Textsource? I mean are you aware of any Christian church/pastor/leader suggesting this (aside from the Westboro one-church-full-of-nuts?)
look at the world today and judge the tree by the fruit.
Gallaty explained why gays should be put to death:
God said that the sins of the people had infected the very land in which they live. So what happens to people who engage in this activity, this sexual immoral activity? Go to Leviticus 20, God gives us the punishment for engaging in these sins… ‘If a man sleeps with a man as with a woman, they have both committed a detestable thing. They must be put to death. And their blood is on their own hands.’