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  # 1804032 20-Jun-2017 13:56
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Islam is 600 years younger that Christianity and is pretty much at the same place now, that Christianity was 600 years ago - think Crusades, inquisitions, Holy wars, religion not separated from the state, burning witches, trying to convert the rest of the world by force, followers being manipulated by corrupt priests, complete intolerance of anyone with a different view, deriding good science as heresy and all that other bad stuff that happened in the dark and middle ages.

 

Christianity has been there, has done that and has moved on.

 

 

Surely not Christianity you are describing? Priests? Christianity has priests? Since when? Burning witches? Sounds like you confusing Christianity with maybe Catholicism (priests), worse maybe even Satanism? Or was it just a bit of a mix of it all? 

 

Christianity has remained pretty constant for the last 2000 years.

 

 

 

Wow, just wow...

 

So Catholics aren't Christian, and there have been no changes to Christianity since Jesus was nailed to the cross. Wow.


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  # 1804035 20-Jun-2017 14:01
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Wiggum:

 

tripper1000:

 

Islam is 600 years younger that Christianity and is pretty much at the same place now, that Christianity was 600 years ago - think Crusades, inquisitions, Holy wars, religion not separated from the state, burning witches, trying to convert the rest of the world by force, followers being manipulated by corrupt priests, complete intolerance of anyone with a different view, deriding good science as heresy and all that other bad stuff that happened in the dark and middle ages.

 

Christianity has been there, has done that and has moved on.

 

 

Surely not Christianity you are describing? Priests? Christianity has priests? Since when? Burning witches? Sounds like you confusing Christianity with maybe Catholicism (priests), worse maybe even Satanism? Or was it just a bit of a mix of it all? 

 

Christianity has remained pretty constant for the last 2000 years.

 

 

 

Wow, just wow...

 

So Catholics aren't Christian, and there have been no changes to Christianity since Jesus was nailed to the cross. Wow.

 

 

No Catholics are not Christian. Go research it, the results may surprise you.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1804041 20-Jun-2017 14:15
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For a long time, Christianity was pretty much synonymous with Catholicism. Especially after the Catholics set out to destroy the people it labelled as heretics.

 

Other Christian sects also have priests.

 

And witch-hunting was a thoroughly Christian endeavour, with both Catholics and Protestants: There is also some evidence, particularly from the Holy Roman Empire, in which adjacent Roman Catholic and Protestant territories were exchanging information on alleged local witches, viewing them as a common threat to both.

 

But, if the KKK (despite their self-definition as Christian, having lots of members who self-define as Christian, and requiring members to swear to uphold Christian morality) isn't Christian, then ISIS isn't Islamic either.

 

 


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  # 1804049 20-Jun-2017 14:32
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Wiggum:

 

BlueShift:

 

Wiggum:

 

tripper1000:

 

Islam is 600 years younger that Christianity and is pretty much at the same place now, that Christianity was 600 years ago - think Crusades, inquisitions, Holy wars, religion not separated from the state, burning witches, trying to convert the rest of the world by force, followers being manipulated by corrupt priests, complete intolerance of anyone with a different view, deriding good science as heresy and all that other bad stuff that happened in the dark and middle ages.

 

Christianity has been there, has done that and has moved on.

 

 

Surely not Christianity you are describing? Priests? Christianity has priests? Since when? Burning witches? Sounds like you confusing Christianity with maybe Catholicism (priests), worse maybe even Satanism? Or was it just a bit of a mix of it all? 

 

Christianity has remained pretty constant for the last 2000 years.

 

 

 

Wow, just wow...

 

So Catholics aren't Christian, and there have been no changes to Christianity since Jesus was nailed to the cross. Wow.

 

 

No Catholics are not Christian. Go research it, the results may surprise you.

 

 

Some like to be divided by the minutiae while others unite on the common grounds.

 

The former will say Catholics are not Christians, the latter will say all Catholics are Christians but not all Christians are Catholic.

 

Then there are the cults ... yes/no questions again.

 

So there is no arguments here - some will say yes some will say no. Moving along, nothing to see here.





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  # 1804059 20-Jun-2017 14:52
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Wiggum:

 

 

 

No Catholics are not Christian. Go research it, the results may surprise you.

 

 

Some like to be divided by the minutiae while others unite on the common grounds.

 

The former will say Catholics are not Christians, the latter will say all Catholics are Christians but not all Christians are Catholic.

 

Then there are the cults ... yes/no questions again.

 

So there is no arguments here - some will say yes some will say no. Moving along, nothing to see here.

 

 

'Christianity' certainly doesn't have an absolute definition that's accepted by all, much like most or all religions, but to say Catholics are not Christians is, in my view, pretty extreme. They share most of the same beliefs around their deity and the constructs of the faith.

 

Wiggum you say 'go research it'. A quick google reinforces pretty quickly that Catholicism seems to not only be pretty well accepted as a denomination of Christianity, but is by far the biggest one. Wikipedia (I know - now the perfect reference point - but good enough) opens with "Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who serves as the focal point for the religion." - Catholicism falls very much within that broad definition.

 

You may have your own opinion of what Christianity is - but good luck getting a consensus on that. The same will be true for followers of Islam.

 

 





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  # 1804107 20-Jun-2017 15:09
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Your defense of Christianity is as true, if not more so, for Islam. The 'terrorism' that is so often associated with Muslims and Islam is an extreme position followed and believed by an absolute tiny minority of Muslims and vehemently denounced by most Muslim leaders and the overwhelming majority of Muslims. Islam, when considering like you are considering your 'definition of Christianity', is a very peaceful religion.

 

 

It simply isn't.

 

It is not a tiny minority of Muslims that take a literal interpretation of teachings of the Qu'ran - it's a majority of them. There's very little denouncing of Muslim terrorist actions by other Muslims and what there is is IMO just propaganda. That is in sharp contrast to extremist Christians.


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Hey guys, one thing to be wary of when citing what Muslims may or may not believe and weather violence is endorsed by the minority/majority etc, is that the Qu'ran is quite contradictory.

 

This boils down to the fact that Mohamed didn't actually write a lot of it, rather it is a collection of his sermons that other people wrote down. When Mohamed started out, he was more conservative and interested in the greater good, love peace etc, but as he got famous, successful and possibly got dementia, his sermons got more rambling, intolerant and extreme. He was ultimately corrupted by his power and wealth and embittered by people rejected him and his religion (Jews, Christians etc) and said some pretty wild stuff in his old age.

 

The friendly English speaking Imam's you see on TV quote from the front of the Qu'ran and the Osama's quote from the back of the Qu'ran. The congregations can be anywhere in between and it is close to impossible for infidel like us to figure out where they're at due to the language barriers.

 

Here is a link to a bunch of verses that promote violence: http://takimag.com/article/10_violent_koran_verses_and_the_terror_they_spawned_gavin_mcinnes/print#axzz4kViV7sOR

 

And here is link to a bunch that discourage violence: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-does-the-quran-say-about-terrorism-2004641

 

Pretty confusing for the average Joe and open to the spin put on it by dodgy leaders.


 
 
 
 




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Sounds a lot like the bible.

 

 





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Rikkitic:

 

Sounds a lot like the bible.

 

 

 

 

It does. And it would be good to see a correlation between religion and war. Its a pity that religion is laymen related to be good things by good people. 


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  # 1804224 20-Jun-2017 18:39
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tdgeek:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Sounds a lot like the bible.

 

 

 

 

It does. And it would be good to see a correlation between religion and war. Its a pity that religion is laymen related to be good things by good people. 

 

 

I would love to see a study on such a correlation.

 

Don't forget, drinking water is correlated with dying too. Everybody that drinks water dies.

 

I wonder if alcohol is correlated to getting pregnant.





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joker97:Everybody that drinks water dies. 

 

Not true. Everyone that dies has consumed water, but I haven't died from drinking water yet!





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Wiggum:

 

ajobbins:

 

 

 

Your defense of Christianity is as true, if not more so, for Islam. The 'terrorism' that is so often associated with Muslims and Islam is an extreme position followed and believed by an absolute tiny minority of Muslims and vehemently denounced by most Muslim leaders and the overwhelming majority of Muslims. Islam, when considering like you are considering your 'definition of Christianity', is a very peaceful religion.

 

 

You actually very wrong. Jesus founded Christianity, Muhammad founded Islam, If you want to do a true comparison then go do some real homework on both men and their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

lol if your going to correct people online you might want to get your own information correct. "Muhammed" did not "founded" Islam. 

 

Where do you get your fake news from? I'm keen on some intellectually disabled reading.


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Wiggum:


ajobbins:


 


Your defense of Christianity is as true, if not more so, for Islam. The 'terrorism' that is so often associated with Muslims and Islam is an extreme position followed and believed by an absolute tiny minority of Muslims and vehemently denounced by most Muslim leaders and the overwhelming majority of Muslims. Islam, when considering like you are considering your 'definition of Christianity', is a very peaceful religion.



You actually very wrong. Jesus founded Christianity, Muhammad founded Islam, If you want to do a true comparison then go do some real homework on both men and their lives.


 



 


lol if your going to correct people online you might want to get your own information correct. "Muhammed" did not "founded" Islam. 


Where do you get your fake news from? I'm keen on some intellectually disabled reading.




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myndlyz:

 

Wiggum: 

 

ajobbins: 

 

Your defense of Christianity is as true, if not more so, for Islam. The 'terrorism' that is so often associated with Muslims and Islam is an extreme position followed and believed by an absolute tiny minority of Muslims and vehemently denounced by most Muslim leaders and the overwhelming majority of Muslims. Islam, when considering like you are considering your 'definition of Christianity', is a very peaceful religion.

 

 

 

You actually very wrong. Jesus founded Christianity, Muhammad founded Islam, If you want to do a true comparison then go do some real homework on both men and their lives. 

 

 

 

lol if your going to correct people online you might want to get your own information correct. "Muhammed" did not "founded" Islam. 

 

Where do you get your fake news from? I'm keen on some intellectually disabled reading.

 



Why do you feel it is ok to make such insulting comments?

 

Hear hear. I don't give a F if anyone disagrees with me or anyone else. But lets talk, rather than that. Its a forum, not an insult fest


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BlueShift:

surfisup1000:


frankv:


Secondly, there's no evidence that Muslims' "penchant for martyrdom" is any stronger than Christians or Buddhists.  



Hahahaha. 


I agree, I am absolutely fed up with christian terrorists blowing up kids at music concerts, running people over in buses, stabbing innocents randomly, crashing planes into skyscrapers, all in the name of Jesus.  How silly. 



Me too





Your argument is scurrilous if not blatantly dishonest.

No doubt rikkitic and fred99 are agreeing with you. .

They are white supremacists, not religious crusaders. Some might be religious but that is irrelevant to their hate of Jews and blacks.

When you talk about the kkk, do you think of them as religious warriors doing the work of the Bible or plain old racist bigots? 99% would say the latter.

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