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Michael Merritt replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'What xian/religious sayings get on your nerves?'
"When someone dies, particularly if it's a violent death or one that was painful, "It was God's will." or "God has taken them back." Really? So it was God's will to cause them immense suffering before they died?…"
Feb 6, 2012
Michael Merritt replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion '2nd amendment, right to bear arms. thoughts?'
"I keep seeing people say that "well regulated milita" means either the National Guard or the regular army. Yet, I don't see it that way. Consider that our first document, the Declaration of Independence, said that when a government…"
Feb 5, 2012
sukhdeep liked Michael Merritt's blog post Christians are up in arms about music video showing church burnings, but they don't understand its meaning
Jan 29, 2012
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Jan 29, 2012
Albert Bakker commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Reading this: link It seems there is quite a market for irrational fear of Islam, politically it's a gold mine of course, I'm forced to watch this on a daily basis, but there's some money to be made off it too. And the best thing…"
Jan 17, 2012
Albert Bakker commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Reading this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/01/15/geert-wilders-says-there-s-no-such-thing-as-moderate-islam.html It seems there is quite a market for irrational fear of Islam, politically it's a gold mine of course, I'm…"
Jan 17, 2012
Martin Brannan commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Instantly or historically?  I think however you slice it, they are equally bad.  Historically, Christians have probable caused more mayhem and disaster than Muslims, but as Yahweh's third child, Islam had a delayed start.  The…"
Jan 17, 2012
Michael Merritt commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Seasidechap: Interesting, but I guess it makes some sense. If that third generation was growing up in the Internet age, they're still pretty malleable, easy to influence. With the Internet, I can see how it'd happen. Barry Eckert:…"
Jan 16, 2012
Gary Thomas commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"In the US, homegrown islamist, former evangelicals and othe xians who convert to islam seem to be the most radical and dangerous members of the muslim community."
Jan 16, 2012
Atheist Exile commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"@Seasidechap,Militancy, Jihad, propaganda, war, terrorism . . . watching the news, it seems that fundamentalist radicals are driving the Muslim agenda all around the world -- even though they're a minority in Islam. Take a look at where…"
Jan 16, 2012
Ron V commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Islam, hands down"
Jan 16, 2012
Doug Reardon commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Death or BongaBonga?"
Jan 16, 2012
Alison commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Modern Islam seems worse to me than modern Christianity since I fear the ignorance of Islamic fundamentalist and Sharia Law more than I fear the ignorance of fundamentalist Christians."
Jan 16, 2012
Albert Bakker commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"@ Unseen - Well I can't speak for the US, it seems to me that has never been the case there, but in the EU it was a policy that was shared by pretty much all parties. In the Netherlands the exception was the Socialist Party (SP) - they insisted…"
Jan 16, 2012
garudamon11 commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Muslims are extremly fundementalist, I'd say islam is the most dangerous religion on this planet because its naturally fundementalist and I dont think that will ever change, they keep talking about how islam is very peaceful, how it respects…"
Jan 16, 2012
Unseen commented on Michael Merritt's blog post 'Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity'
"Are we reaping the whirlwind of decades of looney liberalism that thinks it's better to accept and even foster diversity than for immigrants to adapt and adopt local ways?"
Jan 16, 2012

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About Me:
I like to make TV and blog about politics. Grew up in a home where religion really never came up, except for a few months of Sunday School.
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Christians are up in arms about music video showing church burnings, but they don't understand its meaning

Posted on January 29, 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments

A music video posted on the homepage of the Rock Beyond Belief Festival, that's being held for atheist servicemen and women in March at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, has roused the ire of several Christian blogs and commentators.

Filmed for the song "Hysteria" by rock band Aiden, the video (posted below), begins with several shots of church and synagogue burnings. Indeed, the song itself uses what appears to be lyrics…

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Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 12:00pm 24 Comments

A couple months ago Robert Karp asked this question. I initially meant this as a comment to that post, but it developed into something bigger, so a blog post makes more sense.

For the most part, Christianity has gotten past its bronze age stage. There are still pockets of severe repression, but not so much anymore. People make a lot of prayer in the classroom,…

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Welcome to Think Atheist community Michael!

 
 
 

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