posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 09:40 PM
The argument of the OP is flawed... and flawed for a single, simple reason.
Terrorism, as broadly defined, is not only encouraged, but mandated in the Qu'ran.
Colonialism, in any definition, is neither encouraged, nor mandated, nor even remotely discussed in the Bible... and therein lies the difference. To
even begin to address the two religions, you must take them at their word, and extrapolate from there.
Islam is a political/religious system. It does not distinguish between 'church' and state, primarily because the two are seen to be facets of a
single establishment that is put in place by Allah.
Christianity, on the other hand, is apolitical.
Attempts have been made by its adherents to make a political/religious system out of Christianity (Calvin's Geneva is a standout example); these
attempts have always ended the same way: badly... and that, for one simple reason: Jesus Christ Himself said "my Kingdom is not of this world", and
he meant it. Attempts to establish "God's Kingdom here on earth" are not only misguided, they are in fact blatantly opposed to Scripture.
so no... blaming Islam for terrorism is nothing like blaming Christianity for colonialism.