Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:33:11 PM
I think that Christians used to be total jerks (not an opinion, look at the Crusades and the Inquisitions), but now most of them are not that crazy. Judging from that, I think it's likely that soon (give it a hundred-ish years), the vast majority of Muslims will be more calm and peaceful too. Of course, right now the majority of them already ARE, but the extremists within their religion have no way to politically and diplomatically vent their anger. Thus, it gets channeled into ways they can vent their anger, i.e. terrorism. But once more of the Middle East has stable governments, more of the Islamic extremists will be able to get their opinions stated on polls and votes instead of bombs and bullets, just like most insane Christian groups in the United States do. Really, Muslims and Christians probably have the same percentage of crazy people, but Christians can voice their opinion more easily.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:06:40 PM
@davymid I don't mean to be patronizing- seriously. Columbine was committed by atheists, and they shot a girl after asking her if she believed in god. Tavis Smiley was TOTALLY wrong to mention that.
These people are blowing up abortion clinics and killing jews and shooting people in the name of God, because they feel that it is their responsibility as dictated by God. Are they true Christians? Yes. Do they follow the bible word for word? No. Their religious status can`t be discredited because it`s convenient. Muslims feel the SAME way about the Muslims who committed the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the other limited attacks in our country, but SO many Christians feel like it is their power to judge. It might not be TRUE, by the book Christianity, but it was still what motivated them to do these things.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 10:32:40 PM
Yeah I agree with daymid, there are loads of incidents, like Columbine, where people were murdered, but it probably wasn't in the name of God. You also have to take into account, that some parents make thier children Christian from a young age so the child has no say. By the time they grow up they could be a twisted little F**k that is still techinically "Christian" although they could give a rats ass about religion