** Warning: Opinions ahead **Macktee said:I believe tace said it best, it's not the various religions, it's the people who twist those religions to justify their own hatreds and cruelty.
Yes, there are some passages in the Koran that instruct followers to perform hateful acts, but there are equally reprehensible passages in the bible.
What course of action to take comes down to the major conflict that's been going on since time immoral. The conflict between the inherent good in most people vs. the evil in the few. Unfortunately, even good people can be led astray and convinced doing evil is acceptable behavior. All that's required is a good and believable reason justifying such behavior. Sadly, religion has been used to that end countless times the world over throughout human history.
So I ask, since you say that the Bible is just as bad as the Koran... Why is it that Muslim people always seem to be in the news these days because of their hateful and subhuman actions? After all, its the people, right? They just happen to be Muslim people. I don't see many Christians beheading dissidents in the streets, burning kids alive, stoning teenage girls to death, or launching Qassam rockets toward schools and daycare centers.
People often confuse Americans with Christians. They are not one in the same and in no way are they related. "But the Americans (read Christians) invaded Iraq for their oil! Thousands of Iraqis have died!" However you feel about the war in Iraq, nobody can say that the war makers did so in the name of God and if they were motivated by greed or revenge, then they are not Christians no matter what they claim to be.
Sure this country was founded by Christian gentlemen and our very nation, one unified nation, is under God. But subhuman animals in this country who rape, rob, and kill are mostly never Christians. Christians do not do those things in the name of God. Muslims do. Are true Muslims peaceful? Are the barbaric animals only Muslim in name, or state? Maybe so, but they most always do so in the name of God and their religion of peace.Â©
There's your difference, folks. I'm strictly speaking about present times. History is just that, history. And nothing you do today changes history so historic events are really just a distraction when debating current events. Seems as though most Christians have learned from history, others haven't.