Would $10 per gallon gas affect you? How about Muslim terrorists with nuclear weapons that can reach the US? How about Iran fighting a proxy
war against US in Iraq for 10 years? Dare I say 9/11?
$10 gas: of course that would affect me. That would cause many people to starve, as food would become cost prohibitive. Unfortunately, between the war
with Iran and staying to ourselves, I have a feeling the war with Iran will do the most damage to the price of oil.
Muslim terrorists with nuclear weapons? We invested billions into a missile shield, it had better work. And I have no qualms about glassing them if
something should happen. Better them glassed than our troops dead.
9/11? Do you really think 9/11 had anything to do with terrorists who wanted to 'teach America a lesson'? Judging from the consequential war that
immediately followed, and the fact that the war has had strategic posturing for oil as an unspoken 'secondary objective', I find that extremely
unlikely. If you think the war hasn't been primarily about oil, you haven't been researching it enough.
Hey, I wish they would annihilate each other. The problem is, they seem to have their eye on Christians and all other infidels around the globe
(which includes Americans).
The fault I find with this is that we didn't keep our noses to ourselves earlier. Remember, we (along with 1 other country) armed the very
'terrorists' we are fighting - just back then, they were on our side. Man, the things that happen when plans go astray.
I wouldn't have bothered arming them in the first place.
The holocaust was in no way a Christian war.
The war was waged by solely by Christians, making it a Christian war in my book (consider looking up Nazi religions). Remember, the goal was to create
the perfect Aryan race, and Judaism didn't make the cut as a perfect religion. The Nazis were, in their entirety, either Catholic or Protestant.
Think, if they were all Islamic (or some other religion), would they have been so kind as to recognize the various 'sects' inside of Christianity? Not
at all, Catholics would have been wiped out alongside the Jews and Protestants and Anglicans (ect...). It would take a Christian to recognize the
different flavors of Christian.
And, I would argue, it would take the 'blind obedience' underpinnings of religion for the Nazis to execute their brothers like this. They even made
such clever excuses as: 'I am just doing my job'. I don't see how else someone could be brainwashed into thinking a different flavor of their very own
religion was somehow fit for destruction, especially not on that basis in and of itself
No one person can draw a comparison between Islam and Christianity until you can demonstrate that Christians are killing people for not being
You don't really think that is the only way to draw a comparison between religions, right? That would imply that that a religion is nothing more than
the ability to justify a kill. Which may be true (in practicality, at least).
Unfortunately, religions are muuuch more than that. Some people consider them lifestyles. MAAANY many parallels can be drawn between these lifestyles:
schools of thought, methodologies, and social constructs that have nothing to do with their ability to delude themselves into killing their peers.
Have the 'Christian nutjobs' as you call them killed someone you know?
Nobody has killed anyone I know, including Muslims or any other race or ideology.
I know several people killed by Muslims but I can't name ONE killed by a Christian in the name of Christianity. Where in the hell do you live
Where in the world do you live? I don't even know anybody who knows anybody who has been killed by anyone in the name of any religion. Not even
anecdotes. I might suggest moving.
My viewpoint: As someone without a religion, I can easily see the relations between different religions, even if the very members of such a religion
can't. As far as I am concerned, you are all related by your similar ideologies. Which is why I can't for the life of me figure out why you guys will
declare war on your peers.
It's like holding a club to get a bunch of like-minded people together, then having the club split over some arbitrary, insignificant reason, and
finally the two divisions of the same club kill each other. It makes no sense - there's got to be something fundamentally wrong with the club. Thank
god Atheists don't do this.
edit on 17-3-2012 by stAtrill because: clarity