I think it is obvious that Christianity has become mostly benign and secularized for the most part and I don't see Christians subjugating their women and executing gays in the ways that take place in the Islamic world due to the quran and Hadith (the Hadith is the so-called writings of the prophet and his followers in which Islamic Shariah law is based from); but I see too many atheists tending to bash Christianity and giving excuses for Islam. Why is this so when according to the Islamic faith, we atheists are "kafar" should be the first ones killed before the Christians and Jews (especially me, since I am an apostate since I was "born" a Muslim); therefore, why do atheists tend to give excuses for the true evils of the Islamic faith??
Jesus Christ as a symbol (whether he was a real person or not) is a much better role model than the child molesting, murderous, and evil "prophet" called Muhammad. The Bible doesn't demand governments to be Christian but the Quran demands that all governments be Islamic by nature and the punishments are much more bizarre. In Islam, you can not even ask any questions about Muhammad or Allah but Christians and Jews are able to debate within themselves and ask questions. When a cartoon is drawn or a quran is burnt you see how savagely Muslims act throughout the world and those who are "moderate" instead of condemning the barbaric acts blame the "Salman Rushdie's" or the "Pastor" instead of placing blame on the perpetrators and culture of violence in the Islamic world. So why is it, that Christianity is often (in my opinion) overly criticized and Islam is not criticized enough when the gravest threat to the existence of the human race is surely an Islamic regime with nuclear weapons?? I'd like to get your opinions..
I'm not sure if anyone else has pointed this out yet, but the penalty for homosexuality in Uganda is death. That's a Christian country.
That's kind of like arguing that the Osama Bin Laden's of the world are equivalent to the Timothy McVeigh's, isn't it?
And to your previous point, this isn't about me being "declared" a victor. It is about addressing these vital issues which I hold in such high regard. It has nothing to do with me; it has to do with the issue and for calling out those masochists who consistently give excuses for Islam and/or blame the west for everything. On different issues I converse differently depending on the issue; but sometimes confrontational tactics are necessary. People have different styles. For example, Christopher Hitchens differs from Richard Dawkins who differs from Ayaan Hirsi Ali etc etc. And Christopher Hitchens is quite a provocateur himself. People just have different styles depending on the topic. Again, many people disagreed with me on this thread and I did not attack them verbally and actually genuinly appreciate their input.
OK, here's one. OBL was able to get 20 people willing to commit suicide for his cause while he sat back and watched. He was able to build a network of suicidally fanatic followers because the islamic world is saturated with poor, itnorant, miserable whackos who are so brainwashed by mohammed's lies they're willing to kill themselves to get their 72 sex slaves.
In america little timmy only had a couple friends helping him, because it's harder to get suicide volunteers in a society not founded on and dominated by extremist religious fanaticism, ignorance and brainwashing.
Too bad the teabaggers are out to turn america into a "talabaptist" state.
You aren't correct. So no, it doesn't speak volumes. There have been acts of violence, just none as successful as McVeigh. In the US since Oklahoma, there have been nearly 60 plots that have been interrupted. Story on this. Was McVeigh hailed as a hero? Type it into Google and when you get through the 200k pages, I think that you'll agree that some thought so.
McVeigh will live on as a martyr and inspire others for decades, just like bin Laden. They both sought to force the US Government to change via terrorism. They both got the ideology from a book that also inspires new youth. The only difference is in their level of success.