posted on Oct, 12 2006 @ 08:59 AM
I, as well as my entire family are Christians. I can say from personal experience, that hatred is not taught. In fact hatred is practically condemned.
The teachings are to love your neighbor, and to turn the other cheek.
BitRaiser - I would bet that you can find an extremist group of zealotsin any organization that exists, be it religion based or not.
I don't believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, that there would be riots, beatings, and threats of killing if anyone drew a cartoon of "Christian
God". I don't believe that there would be any Christian unrest if Apple Computer built a store in New York and called it Apple Bethlehem. I don't
believe that there would be any Christian Riots, and calling for arrest and death of a Muslim Religous leader who quoted an ancient scripture.
I can't recall in modern times, and again correct me if I'm wrong, any Christian leader organizing the death of all who don't convert to
Christianity in the name of Jesus. I'm talking modern times - so keep it in context. I can't imagine Christians cutting off the heads of people
while screaming "Jesus Rocks!".
I hold nothing at all against any other religion. Yes, that includes Muslims. In my book, you're either cool, or your not. Not your gender, your
sexual preference, your race, nor your religion determine whether you are good enough to be my friend. I am not holier than thou, in fact I have so
many faults that I don't know where to start, but I must say that I do not understand the HATE that is taught by many very public Muslim leaders.
Please enlighten me.
Just my two cents.