posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 12:36 AM
I sometimes notice that certain members here will defend what in my eyes are obviously the bad guys. I would like to hear someone argue with the
Iraqi Christians have had their churches blown up on a regular basis since 2003 with the ousting of Saddam Hussein, the secular former President of
Iraq, and yet the Iraqi Christians do not have revenge (do not blow up mosques), because they are not Muslim.
In Christianity there is no "eye for an eye" as there is for Jews and Muslims. Those who say that "Christians" of America are attacking the
Middle-East don't do much research. The biggest big-time Christian authority, the Catholic pope, calls the wars of the Middle-East "unjust" wars,
meaning they are not in self-defense. Well, there's the authority for half the Christians of the world.
Some might possibly argue that the Iraqi-Christians wouldn't fight back because they are out-numbered, and know they would lose any battle. Well
then, what about India's Muslims. The Muslims there are outnumbered by Hindus, and they fight back. What about the Muslims of China, with a similar
story to a smaller degree. I could use examples of Muslims fighting aggressively (in the name of their religion) all over the world, even if it's
not in self defense.
Back to the Iraqi-Christians: They have been in Mesopotamia for much longer of a time than Muslims have. After 2000 years they are being
ethnically/religiously cleansed of the country, reminding me of the Native Americans in a way. They've been kidnapped, killed, their women raped,
their houses stolen, churches blown up, all in the name is Islam.
What is their revenge? They pray for their enemies. They peacefully hide in caves, hoping things get better, or they might get a chance to leave the
country as a refugee. They don't fight back. They don't blow up mosques.
They are following the Christian religion the way it's supposed to be followed. On the other hand, Al-Qaeda is following the Islamic religion the
way it's supposed to be followed (Many Muslims around the world support suicide bombings, probably the ones who've read the Koran). The majority of
Christians in the world are not good examples of real Christianity, just as the majority of Muslims are not examples of real Islam the way it's
supposed to be strictly followed.
I'm only using Iraqi-Christians as an example. Similar stories could be told about Egypt, Pakistan, and many other countries. It's not just
Muslims doing the persecuting, it's occasionally Hindus and Atheists too. Also, it's not just Christians being persecuted, it's Buddhists and
Pagans too, just to give some examples.
I was thinking about an example, to be fair, of Christians persecuting anyone to the degree that they are receiving (not isolated cases of abortion
doctor killings). I thought of Jamaica, where a mobs of Christian and/or Rastafarian Extremists occasionally lynch a homosexual. I don't think that
type of Christianity will spread around the world. It's not real Christianity anyway, since some sinner had to symbolically "throw the first
stone" at the homosexual.