posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:06 AM
I can't comment on religious texts because I've never got round to studying any, it's on my 'to do' list- so sue me. However, it seems to me that
there are violent militants in most if not all religions. I would also hazard a guess that in total numbers as opposed to percentages there are more
of these radicals in christianity than any other religion.
Something else that many westerners fail to understand is that just as in America and Europe, there are significant percentages of non-religious
citizens in these so called muslim countries. I think it's a very poor strategy to judge nations or religions from the comfort of your sofa without
ever going out into the world to find out things for yourself.
From my own personal experience, when I lived in China I had no problems at all with working and socialising with both muslims and non religious folk.
However, the most radical and hate filled people around me were those who had converted to christianity. When I was in Israel I was in a kibbutz of a
non-religious nature where the inhabitants all wished the Israeli and Palestinian conflict would end once and for all and allow the palestinian people
to have somewhere to finally call home. When I lived in Australia the only problems of a religious or racist nature came from white christians and
their hatred for aborigines and any non-christian asians. When I lived in the US I came across far and away the largest number of radical militant
violent and hate filled people of any nation anywhere and they were all either non-religious or christian. There were regularly placard waving
protests against every religion apart from christianity and perhaps buddhism. I left America very disheartened having always thought very highly of
it's people, government and society. I would have loved to find out the views of the older less assimilated Native Americans in regard to the
invasion of Europeans to their nation.
I agree that there can be some very barbaric practices undertaken by members of some of these less understood religions, but anyone who believes the
same isn't true of christianity is guilty of accepting the mainstream view without ever trying to find the truth themselves.
In my humble opinion most religions were begun by non-believers as a means of controlling the masses and are still run today by those people and for
those reasons. None of these puppet masters believe in their religions. They are all members of the elites and are proponents of the NWO agenda behind
closed doors. The nicest thing I can say about them is that they are either sociopaths or psychopaths under the influence of more clever sick or
All this hatred and prejudice towards others of different faiths colours and nationalities are deliberately constructed views and beliefs, created by
the powers that be to cause conflict. By arguing we are fulfilling their wants and needs for us. From conflict comes control, opportunity, and power.
Our only realistic long term hope is that we stop allowing ourselves to be the very pawns they want us to be. I actually believe that as a race of
animals we are not a naturally violent one. We only appear so as the abherrant behaviour of the small percentage of psychopaths has always given them
an advantage in survival and control. If you have no scruples or morals it becomes much easier to make a success of your life, if you consider money,
power and possessians as success.
[edit on 22-1-2010 by spookfish]