posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 10:44 AM
Originally posted by Cassie Clay
If a religion preaches that in order for their idea of "divine justice" to be satisfied, the "infidels" needed to be killed, or the woman stoned
to death, or the homosexuals driven out of town & persecuted -- why should I respect that religion or be tolerant of it?
What are you talking about. I know of no current mainstream religion that espouses such practices. Just because a religion recognizes unbeleivers as
being in rebellion to their God and hence subject to HIS justice does not mean that believers are instructed to go and hate and persecute. I freely
admit that there have been crazy loons who teach hate and intollerance but they are the exception not the rule and can be found on the fringes of all
religion. You show a deep intollerance and ignorance of the worlds religions by insisting on lumping believers into this lunatic fringe.
And if those religions can only remain intact if all their hatreds are kept intact--in the name of "divine justice"--
Did I say anything about hatred? You keep ascribing hatred where there is none. I can find smoking distasteful and even offensive without hating the
smoker. In the same way I can find homo sex offensive without hating the person. Justice is never satisfied with hatred. You are confusing justice
with revenge. These two are opposite ends of the spectrum. Justice, when it is perfect, is administered without malice. Further it befits the
crime. While revenge often befits the crime it is sought out of hatred and its malice dilutes the application of justice by commissioning another
well, bring on liberal humanism, bring on new religions, bring on something to stop the insanity.
Did you think about this statement before making it? Liberal humanism has given rise to the worst governments and societies of the 20th century.
Names like Stalin, Hitler, and Mau were all synonomous with Liberal Humanism. They each sought to encourage a society where the mainstream religions
were either expunged or minimized. They each were directly responsible for attocities that defile humanity. Many of these attrocities can be
directly linked to their hatred of religion. To this day China continues to imprison, torture, and kill people simply because they believe in a
loving God. Hitler killed over 6 million people because they believed in the God of the Bible.
Do you think that the hatred that these men held was all that different than the hatred you are spewing concerning religion? You, like these men, see
mainstream religion as a hindrance to a progressive society. You seem to think that Christians, Muslims and the like are deluded hate filled schemers
bent on dominating society. That is exactly what Hitler thought of the jews. He thought he was doing the world a favor by stamping out that
intollerant religious group. Do you really want to associate yourself with the likes of these tyrants? If not you had better take a large dose of
tollerance and love in order to cure you of this wasting disease of the soul called hate.
I will pray for you even though you do not desire it. This act of "terrorism", as you have called it, I do in love for you for I am concerned for