Originally posted by Mykahel
Wow, so many people here upset that Christians did something to mock another religion and then half of the thread is full of people mocking
I was pointing out hypocrisy, It's a fun thing to do, please allow me to demonstrate in the next quoted portion of your post.
Comparing Christians to Muslims. It's as different as night and day. You say Christians are all about infiltrating and establishing their
own laws to make people do things their way and that its worse than in Muslim nations? Right... because Muslims nations force Sharia (muslim) law on
the people in broad daylight and allow if not encourage acts of murder against people who do not believe the same as they do.
Christians infiltrated our own government right from the start, in fact, if any candidate is anything other than Christian, they must hide that fact
or face ridicule from the religious right in this country, case in point, just the idea that Obama might be a Muslim is enough for scorn and ridicule
on this site alone, not to mention other sites that aren't as well moderated.
America is supposed to be a religiously neutral country. However, it's not. Christians have their own versions of extremist groups akin to Al Qaeda,
the KKK, the Army of God, the Westborough Baptist Church are three such Christian extremist groups that come to mind right off the bat.
The ignorance in your post that Muslim nations enforce Sharia on their people is absurd, certainly some do, others do not. But because they are Muslim
countries, I guess it's quite fine to group them all together right? But to hell with anyone that could claim the same thing about Christians.
It's also why some of us Christians hate almost everything about how our government is handled.
Well, perhaps if you took the idea of God out of politics, kept them separate in your life, you might have a better understanding of both. That's
just my opinion, not an actual fact.
Understand I am not putting down all Muslims, I have made my position about Muslims and Islam numerous times in other posts. I
Did you forget something here?
Nobody needs a tax funded place of worship. Let the people worshiping build the place themselves, like most churches. As far as I am
concerned church buildings have been a blight to the faith for centuries anyway. The early believers would meet in homes because it was not safe for
them elsewhere. It also did wonderful things for developing the fellowship and friendship that is vital to having a healthy community. We are heading
to that same thing today if these hate laws keep passing making it a crime to say that anything is a sin.
I recall this church I used to pass by every once and a while, I used to call it the Bank of Christ, in design it looked a lot like a bank, and it
seemed that every time that I had passed it, the people that owned it were building onto it.
Sure, putting a cross in the middle of somebody else's area of worship is disrespectful and wrong. The main thing that I hate about it is
that it does exactly the opposite of what we as Christians are supposed to do. As a result of stuff like this, more and more people are being turned
away from the real faith and freedom that is found in Christ.
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Kind of what your biblical texts do teach, well except I don't see a lot of Christians going out and preaching the gospel to the animals, the bible
does say every creature, there are penguins that haven't heard the teachings of Christ, and I would love to see a polar bear converted.
I am a Christian, and yes I will fight for my freedom. Not because it is something America has given me. America itself once acknowledged
that it was God who gave us these gifts such as real freedom. God has purchased us at the cost of His only Son, and as a result He does not want us
selling ourselves into the service of another master.
See, now you are mixing what God gave you through Jesus, and what the Constitution gives you, they are completely separate things, Jesus did not found
the United States, despite what some Christians believe.
End point, what they did was wrong, but it in no way compares to the evils I see day after day perpetrated by the Islamic extremists and our
own corrupt government. (not trying to justify it or even excuse it, but it is naive to think it even compares)
I don't see the difference at all, both are cases of intolerance, and it's not that Christians haven't been culpable of murder in the past, even
the recent past. It just like Muslim Extremists was an act of terrorism. Hate crime? Not really, act of terrorism? Yep. Sure this time they didn't
torch the Pagans on a stake, but that's this time.
Because if Christians are to follow the text of their own holy book it states quite clearly in Exodus 22:18, Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
18Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
19Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
20He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
Kinda the Christian version of Sharia law there isn't it?
Sorry for the long post. Wanted to make a point and be clear about it.
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