a reply to: diggindirt
weather or not that other half has any application is something that isn't in full agreement within all the churches though.... obviously there is
some application, since every child going to sunday school will hear the story of david and golliath, sarah and abraham, the ten commandments, know
who ruth was, ect. and well, it's not only the kids who are taught the stories of the old testament, even the ones about Joshua laying claim to the
the best you can say is that christianity is a religion designed to evolve, and not force society to sit back in the dark ages. or at least let their
followers evolve. But, even then, there are some within it's ranks that would rather it not evolve, that it even take a few steps back into the dark
ages, they hold as much onto the old testament as they do the new. You can't tell me different, since I've seen the debates here on ATS over the
There might have been some peaceful leaders popping up from time to time, but there's also been some unpeaceful leaders who have twisted the words to
lead the followers to do some horrendous things, even on american soil.
the iraq crusade, or I mean war, is a great example of those christian leaders, using lies and halftruths as an excuse to drop bombs and destroy
counties halfway around the globe, all the while claiming how we're a "christian" nation, asking their god to bless us, coming up with all kinds of
ways to defraud us so their war can be funded, forcing prisoners to pose for photos better suited for a porn magazine, and using obscene violence in
an attempt to enforce their dollar's supremecy in the world... and, well, foreseeing that the american people wouldn't accept decades of war
overseas, they allowed more muslims into this country than ever before, to ensure that they can continue their crusade, or I mean war here at home.
christ might have been a peaceful, forgiven man, but that doesn't mean all his followers are! people go where their heart leads them, some might find
that peaceful forgiven lifestyle if that is what they wish for, but I don't care who's teachings that they are choosing to follow, if their desire
revenge, control, power, or even downright murder, they can usually find a way to twist those teachings and convince others with similar desires to go
along with them....all in the name of god!
the koran tells it's followers to allow the women to visit the mosques, the bible tells the women to obey their husbands IN ALL THINGS, so thus well,
if the husband doesn't want her to....well...she should be there!! so while here in christian dominated america, most women are free to go where ever
they want within reason, and one of the biggest ways to recruit new followers is to bring in children, and women. but in taliban afghanistan, well,
they closed all the women's baths, made going outside so dangerous that the women were afraid to go out, and well, as a result, they basically
prohibited women from going to the mosques, since you had to bath before going, and you had to be free to travel both of which were taken away from
the women...all in the name of allah....
for those who wish to ban religions, I have to ask why? I mean, it seems to be that the most horrendous acts that have occurred throughout history
have occurred more when the separation of church and state was non-existant or weak and one group was using the other for their gain. terrorism is
more of a political act than a religious act, if the religious don't want to be accused of being christian or muslim terrorist, then well, maybe they
should take a step back from the political arena. many muslims seem to think that they should be in control of the political arena (and well, I
admit, I am not that familiar with this religion so I am just stating my opinion here), and some christians seem to think that they should have a
stronger influence within it, even so much as claiming only christians should be allowed to run for office.
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