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Originally posted by leostokes
Have we forgotten the organized violence against the non-christians by the Catholics? It is called the Inquisition. Torture and burn at the stake.
I have never seen any source which makes that claim. Even the most rabid anti-Catholics put the deaths of the Inquisition at 9 million. Most scholars, Catholic or otherwise, put the number at less than 125,000 over the centuries the Inquisition operated. There is a very good argument to be made for putting the figure at 25,000 or fewer.
You are right. Hundreds of millions of Christians were tortured, burned to death, pulled apart slowly, boiled alive in oil, throw from cliffs, impaled slowly, cut to ribbons until they died from shock, pressed to death, hanged, and many other things. But, that was the doing of the Roman Catholic Church, not of Christians
That, of course, is an opinion offered by those who wish to define "Christian" as only those who believe as they do.
A faithful Catholic is not a Christian.
Originally posted by a xtian apologist
What say the apologists to all of this?
Five people from Kenyan village Kisii Nyamataro were slowly burned alive because they were suspected of witchcraft They did not acknowledge Jesus Christ as their God. The five young people, both men and women were beaten with sticks and set on fire to slowly roastwhile other villagers, including priests watched the spectacle. Religion always brings out the best in people!!
But the facts increasingly seem to indicate that this is very far from the truth. The facts more seem to align with the idea that Islam, as a whole, is involved in a steady campaign to drive all other religions out from their midst in countries where they already have control - and to slowly but surely infiltrate and influence all other nations on Earth, and then wipe out all non-Muslims in those countries.
"For peace to reign in the land, all Christians must convert to Islam. Allah has tasked all Muslims in Quran chapter 9 verse 29 to continue to attack Jews and Christians who refused to believe in him and his messenger, Prophet Mohammed"
Abu Qaqa, explaining why his band massacred nearly one hundred worshippers, including children, in a series of attacks on churches in a single Sunday morning.
“We are in a battle with the liberals and the secularists... I swear by Allah that we can tolerate the killing of all people and wiping all countries off the map but we cannot tolerate a single swear word that could hurt our prophet... Our brave youths will continue their struggle until they impose Sharia"
Mohammad Ali al-Zahawi, the leader of the Libyan arm of Ansar al-Sharia, which has massacred hundreds.
“All we want is the implementation of Sharia.”
A spokesman from Ansar Dine, a group which has been compared to al-Qaeda for its summary execution of civilians and captured soldiers..
"The Muslim war will continue until Islam is spread throughout the whole world."
Faisel Shahzad, in his farewell tape, made shortly before the attempt to mass murder hundreds of New Yorkers at Times Square.
''Our religion is Islam - obedience to the one true God, Allah, and following the footsteps of the final prophet and messenger Muhammad... This is how our ethical stances are dictated. “
Mohammad Sidique Khan, London subway bomber, explaining his motives on a pre-recorded video tape.
"The Islamic warriors of Pattani announce the purpose that we will never stop killing the Siamese kafir (infidel) and will never stop destroying army weapons, the economy, politics, education and the Siamese kafir society until we regain the land of Pattani and establish the state of Pattani Dar al-lslam”
Leaflets distributed by separatists to intimidate the local Buddhist population.
"To Fight and Conquer. Death in the name of Allah."
The unit logo of the Janjaweed militia, responsible for “cleansing” Darfur of African people along with the rape of thousands of women.
"And your brothers of the Mujahideen Movement are on their way, going forth in Jihad against the occupiers and disbelievers so that the word of Allah is the highest and there is no more fitnah on earth and the religion is solely for Allah."
Deadly Somali terrorist group calling itself, Youth Islamic Movement
"Allah, may he be praised, said… ‘Kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they have driven you out; for internal strife [Fitna] is worse than killing.’"
The Qur’anic verse quoted by the Abu Hafs Al-Masri Brigades in explaining the murder of 202 Madrid train commuters
“We may be small in number, but we have plenty fighting with us--the angels and the hand of Allah. We dream of an entire Islamic world, and we will achieve it. Allah is with us."
Abu Sayyaf terrorist group leader, Khadaffy Janjalani, responsible for church bombings and beheadings.
Originally posted by theabsolutetruth
I was asked to repost this post from this thread
Some ''Jihadi'' quotes from Muslim leaders about their terrorist attacks. There is obviously an International 'agenda', it is not a peaceful agenda nor is it about US and UK forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kill those who are not Christian or Jewish:
You must kill those who worship another god. Exodus 22:20
Kill any friends or family that worship a god that is different than your own. Deuteronomy 13:6-10
Kill all the inhabitants of any city where you find people that worship differently than you. Deuteronomy 13:12-16
Kill everyone who has religious views that are different than your own. Deuteronomy 17:2-7
Kill anyone who refuses to listen to a priest. Deuteronomy 17:12-13
Kill any false prophets. Deuteronomy 18:20
Any city that doesn’t receive the followers of Jesus will be destroyed in a manner even more savage than that of Sodom and Gomorrah. Mark 6:11
Jude reminds us that God destroys those who don’t believe in him. Jude 5
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by mobiusmale
10 When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. 11 If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. 12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. 13 When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. 14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the Lord your God gives you from your enemies. 15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.
19 When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them down. Are the trees people, that you should besiege them? 20 However, you may cut down trees that you know are not fruit trees and use them to build siege works until the city at war with you falls.
Three different religions all following the same God, attacking each other.
First, it was the Jews who carried the murderous torch of their god, then the Christians grabbed the lit baton to spread the "Word of God." Now, it's the Muslims claiming to have the flame of truth.
The truth is that all the religions have been used to promote the will of greed, power and superiority. Not one of them own the way, the truth or the light!
edit on 29-5-2013 by windword because: (no reason given)
The quotes are from people who are Muslims, who lead and direct other Muslims. That would seem to make them Muslim leaders.
they appear to be very wide spread, very violent, and intent on conquering the world starting with the countries in which they've set up shop.
They're certainly not Episcopal leaders, and religion is the centerpiece of their mission.
If they paint a false image of Muslims, why wouldn't the leaders of the "true Muslims" stop, or at least strongly discourage them?