Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by GoldenObserver
I think this particular article is very telling as to what Radical Islam is all about.
I am telling you folks, after 10+ years of fighting etc.... we still don't realize the real threat- IMO>
It shows the core of religions in general.
At present time you don’t see a lot of radical Christians, but I can assure you Christianity had its share of radical extremists too. Religion is
the single biggest killer of man in over a period of 2-3000 years probably further back too.
If you look at religions in general with logical assumptions, most "believers" is extremists because of their belief - that need further explanation.
I'll give an example that could happen here on ATS.
Try asking if God is a hoax as a header in a thread and see the response you get. You will probably see flaming and loads of quotes to "religious"
texts. These people KNOW
the omnipotent God is real, but they never been able to bring any proff’s. It would be a lot more credible to me if
he materialized and stopped the Fukushima-catastophy with a single word. Or simply places the knowledge about him into our genome so we didn't have to
convince every generation about hes glory.
Now how is it they know this?
Most of these people just cling to religious ideas and stories told or recited by others without any kind of critical sense. Then for no logical
reason believe in what these often "far out" stories which is full of contradictions and interpretation.
Off cause there’s also the other group, who believe because in their mind they spoke with God or God spoke to them. I can’t deny such claims, but
if it wasn't put into a religious context, people would say you got a mental issues and needs help.
If you believe just because you want to believe your an extremist
in the eyes of many none-believer.
All this is fine with me, if you want to live a life full of illusions that’s your choice.
But what I don’t understand is that the same people who got no critical sense in religious issues can be perfectly sound and logical on all other
issues? Some of these people also make fantastic threads with in deepth analyze and debunking of actual "facts". Why can’t you do the same with your
PS: George Bush often used "God" as a excuse for hes invasion wars, maybe i should also ask if the US currently is on a Christian crusade? (I do know
GB aint president any longer, but the wars are still a reality).
PPS: I agree that currently radical islamic extremists is on the move and growing in size and tha they pose a treat to free will. In countries where
leaders close down all borders, shut down information and force the people to some religious belief should be bombed with foreign satelite tv and
radio, instead of bullets and explosions.
edit on 30-8-2011 by Mimir because: (no reason given)