Ockham’s Razor – Since October 2001 – by Scott Kirwin
Inspired by Wisertime, although the graphic takes it easier on the LGBT agenda than the original post.
So whats this tell you , that in the end Christianity is a pain in the ass.
It tells me that in the end Christianity, TRUE Christ following and not just ritualistic worship, is the only one truly loving as God loves. Agape. Unconditional.
How arrogant do christians have to be to assume that this is directed solely at them? Get over yourselves; you’re not a minority, and you’re not being oppressed.
“but poses no threat”? Are you people serious? Look at the vote that just occurred in NC to create a constitutional amendment to ban marriages and civil unions. Banning marriages wasn’t good enough, they had to take the gay person’s life partner’s rights away. Although, I do have to say that this would be directed mostly at Muslims and Christians, since those are the only groups on the sticker that are willing to oppress people in their names. Organized religion is a pimple on the ass of society that needs to be squished.
Really? Islam is not against peace or other religions by any means. In fact the Quran preaches tollerance towards people regardless of religion. “Surely they that believe, and those of Jewry, and the Christians, and those Sabeaans, whoso believes in God and the Last Day, and works righteousness–their wage waits them with their Lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow.” Quran 5:69 Besides, the Arabic phrase for Hello translates into English “Peace uppon you.” Muslims get an undeserved bd rap for the actions of a few terrorist groups. Christians are not totally inocent either. Why do people so readily forget the Spanish Inquisition?
I used to think like you. I had a superficial understanding of the religion learned in comparative religions classes, the essence of which was that all religions were the same. It was a noble, if naive sentiment that kept running up against reality. If terrorist groups were so few, why were their actions supported by so many? I had lived in countries where Muslims lived alongside Christians and Animists. It so happened that two of the public buildings that I had often visited while living in East Africa, the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed on August 7, 1998. Even before 9-11 I had been curious about political Islam and started studying it, first it’s history and later it’s holy writings, the Quran (of course) but also the Hadith and other writings such as Muhammed Ibn Ismaiel Al-Bukhari, Shih al-Bukhari: The Translation of the Meanings. I then learned about it’s prophet, Mohammed, who I had been taught compared to Jesus Christ and Buddha, and I learned a basic problem with that analogy: neither Buddha nor Christ is documented as personally having killed (or ordered the killing) of at least 700 people. I have written about my conclusions here and here.
Islam is a complicated religion unique in the world and greatly misunderstood by those based in the Judeo-Christian traditions of the West. The Umma or community of believers is huge, and the vast majority of Muslims live in peace with their non-Muslim neighbors. But the actions of a “few” as you write have a justification and basis in Islam that does not exist in modern Christianity. Do 21% of Christians in the US, Ireland or France support Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones? His supporters are a handful. Yet in Egypt after the slaughter unleashed by al Qaeda in New York and later in the the Islamic world itself in the sectarian violence in Iraq, 21% of Egyptians, 15% of Jordanians and 13% of Pakistanis view the group favorably. Terry Jones has burned a book. al Qaeda is responsible for the deaths of thousands.
The thing is, Christianity used to be exactly the same way.
So? Does that justify savagery today?
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