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..
The ones who don't are fake Muslims (and there are millions of them worldwide - esp. in Iran) - but that doesn't take away the fact that these violent text are the basis of Islamic and Shariah law.
hey may say they do, but you and I both know differently, because we're atheists and we know that 1300 year old texts have NOTHING to say to human beings in the 21st century.
They may mean nothing to us but mean EVERYTHING to millions of people worldwide; and by the governments oppressing their people based on Shariah law. Again, you are either disingenuous or quite naive.
All human beings base their lives on their relationship to the resources around them, the way their communities ration and distribute those resources, the conflicts they get into with competing communities. The influences of the here-and-now are far more important than some old scripture in determining how people live their lives
Not for Muslims who follow true Islamic beliefs. The "here and now" mean very little. "They love death more than you love life"
With the U.K., the monarchy is a figure head. The U.K. is a secular country. You are quite comical.
OH my I could not disagree more. One of my closest friends is an ex-muslim from Lebanon. We have had a Saudi student come stay at our house and made sure we met his dietary needs as a muslim. I learned my absolute love of Indian food from one of my best friends in college that invited me to eat with him at the end of Ramadan when I ate my first curry chicken with naan and almond rice. (now i am hungry!!).
It is no different with the superstitious here. There are family and friends I dearly love that are Christians that send money to the most vile and hateful Evangelist and Whack job Evangelical & Catholics alive today. BUT! There are way more Mohammed Atta being made in Islamic countries than there are Timothy McVeighs in Christian countries.
But that's out of more than 100 blogs. I suppose I, and others could write much more. How about Might Mo and his killing of a man while drunk then outlawing drinking for all since he couldn't hold his liquor. Or the fact that he had his adopted son divorce his wife because he wanted her for himself. This list of him being a douche bag would go on and on. Moral leader indeed.
Ryan, the KKK never hanged anyone. Individuals did that. The Mafia does not promote patella relocation services. It's not the Russian Mafia that trades sex slaves on the E55 in Czech, it's just some individuals. There is no reason to bust the Mafia's balls. Just because there is doctrine and repeated behavior of violence from the first days of their inception doesn't mean that you should judge the doctrine. They are mostly just friendly guys getting together and hanging out. Most are just drivers and product salesmen. Ask their mothers, these are good boys.
This is an interesting idea, so if they decide they don't want to play well with others what will happen?
The west has a problem, these people have the oil and that is why we are there.
They have what we want and they don't like how we have treated them in the past or present. Oh that's right we can't look the history of the region it's 2011.
We still need the oil, how do you suggest we make this work?
Now your last line sounds like you think genocide maybe the answer?