posted on Feb, 12 2008 @ 08:12 AM
Originally posted by Freeborn
We in Britain have little comprehension of Christian extremists as they are almost non-existent over here.
The few organisations here are very poorly supported and are not very vocal in preaching their brand of bigotry.
It seems to be a different story across the pond and there seems to be a growing movement of Christian extremism in certain areas of the US.
Indeed, some of the opinions expressed by so called Christians on ATS can only be described as outdated at best and downright evil at worst.
(Fortunately only by a minority).
I honestly thought that Christianity of this kind had been left behind in the past.
As a confirmed agnostic I recognise that bigotry is bigotry, irrelevant of the perpetrator.
As such calls to kill all Muslims is no less evil than calls from Muslim extremists to kill all kaffirs.
The alleged growth in Christian extremism maybe a reaction to the continued march and growth of Islamic fundamentalism which I believe to be the
single biggest threat to world peace today.
Further proof that organised religion is the bane of mankind and continues to be the most restraining force in our development as a species.
I still cannot equate the kind of Christian "fanatacism" you see in the US with that of the islamists across the world (Sudan, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria,
Somalia etc etc)
For example, I read a book by a gay american dude recently (Name escapes me, will check at home) anyways, he used to view the world in a similar view,
and left America to live in Europe to avoid "narrow minded" christians- he ended up living near a large Muslim area in Holland- this changed his
He said some of the views of the American christian fanatics were indeed repugnant to him, but he said at least they were just views and the worst
they would do is placards about the damnation of the soul- at the hands of the muslims he would have to suffer potential attacks (as he frequently
was) and even death