So far nobody has mentioned the fact that the Catholic Church, via the Spanish explorers of
S America in the 1500's, was responsible for the almost complete eradication of the Mayan written documents, having burned any they found as being
blasphemous works honoring false deities.
The stone circles & other sacred spots in Europe have been mentioned, but nobody brought up the fact that a great many of these sacred spots were
co-opted when their original structures were destroyed, & churches were built on the sites. You can lay the blame for this desecration on several
denominations of religion.
You can add your favorite historical eradication if you like; there are more (the US Gov't vs the Native Americans, the modern Japanese Gov't vs the
original Ainu inhabitants of Japan, etc, etc, etc).
I definitely do not
support this kind of behavior, & even a call for it in modern times strikes me as repulsive & hateful, whether or not
there's a chance for success.
The extremists referred to in the OP are only the most recent in a long line of human beings who have taken an original concept a bit too far. I'm
sure some of you want to tell me that there are Catholics today who decry what was done in South America, and that many Americans are horrified by
what they've learned about treatment of the Native Americans, and so on.
With all this in mind, it seems a bit illogical to me to see all this expressed anti-Islam sentiment over the stated opinion (not even the actions) of
an extremist minority within this group.
Some of you seem to have allowed the MSM to whip you into a fine froth, wherein the word "Islam" automatically makes you see red.
In the words of a favorite college instructor of mine from years ago, "For Heaven's sake, guard your head!"
edit on 11/13/12 by BuzzCory
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