Discussion in 'Hyde Park (Archive Only)' started by Dromond, Nov 23, 2015.
Yall need to find a room.
GoodDaySir is a longtime member with a recently changed name.
The Crusades. The Inquisition. The Reformation/Counter-Reformation wars. The complete genocide of the original Prussians. The persecution of the Jews. The Irish "troubles." Forced conversions. Support of slavery. The almost complete genocide of the Native Americans (in both North and South America). The "Just War" theory. I could go on and on.
Christian history is drenched in blood also.
Several years ago my son had to prepare a research term paper and talk/interactive presentation on controversial topics and drew the topic of religious extremism. I have a master's degree that includes a great deal of religious history - I think the teacher was surprised that his paper had 36 books in his bibliography.
His interactive aspect was when he described in one or two sentences a dozen or so horrific acts of violence over history, having his classmates move to under a paper sign that read "Christians," "Muslims," and "Other."
I thought they would catch on after the first couple of examples (the answer is that the examples were varied among different religions), but they kept going to stand under the "Muslims" sign. It was not at all difficult to find examples of Christian, Hindu, Jewish and other religions perpetrating large-scale, long-term, inexcusable violence.
The ignorance is mind-boggling.
don't worry it gets worse. get that popcorn and 3d glasses ready. xenophobia in 3D.
What progressives so desperately attempt to portray as ignorance and xenophobia, intelligent people call not being naive, accepting reality, being prudent or just plain common sense.
Having to reach so far back in history for examples of Christian terrorism and offering other examples that have nothing to do with Christianity belies their specious argument.
This list is just from this year, 2015. The list of Islamic terrorism is far and away too long to fit in this forum.
Stop ignoring reality and join conservative in the here and now protecting our loved ones from barbarity.
What matters is what is going on now not in the past.
Sure there were atrocities back in the middle ages it was a different time.
Throwing up the past isn't helping right now.
[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]I can't think of one Christian leader of today that thinks Christians of today should go to the “holy lands” to free the Middle East of non-Christians. Or, that people should be tested on their Christian faith. Or, Protestants and Catholics should physically fight each other over questions of Christian faith.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Can all Muslim religious leaders of today make the same pledge to support non-violent change?[/FONT]
I knew you would throw that up Dromond but that statement is true just look at the history.
Then again you can accuse past Christians of the same thing and I get your point but right now we need to be aware of what believers of Islam are saying at this point in time concerning us as a nation and trying to force their religion on us.
Their plan is to destroy the great satan (USA) from the inside.
You don't think thats what they are trying to do now?
10,000 refugees and maybe 100 end up being members of radical Islam lets say.
100 can do a lot of damage are you willing to put your family in danger?
Say one bombs your child's school or where your wife works how will you feel then?
When the say death to America you think thats an idle threat?
They brought down the the world trade center didn't they?
I take them at their word and many people do
Cinnamitch I pose the same questions to you and I have to ask how much do you love your family?
Enough to fight the idiotic racist, elitist, batshit crazy crap that passes itself off as the morally superior ultra conservative "republican party" that we have today.
I don't walk lock step with any political party so I don't buy what the republicans say either.
I'm for common sense,freedom and liberty.
The republican party is anything but ultra conservative they are not much different than democrats.Watch cspan sometime each party doesn't give two cents for any of us.BTW that means you too.
Pretty cowardly to hide behind a different name.
Eh... sometimes people have legit reasons for changing their names. I changed mine back in 2010, you may recall.
I don't like it personally.
This is mainly because I don't like the snide comments and things thrown in other people's faces from someone they've already dealt with in the past and probably blocked or didn't care for. It's shitty.
You didn't hide behind your new name at least.
It really depends on the person and their reason for changing their name. In this case, yeah, I totes agree with you.
Actually, folks, you may recall that we had quite a glitch with the infraction system earlier this year. One consequence of that was that a couple of regulars simply could not get expired infractions to depart their profiles, so moderators and the Admin suggested a new profile as a quick fix while we continued to work on the glitch.
Good Day Sir took on the new name solely because the poster could not post under the previous name, thanks to the infractions glitch.
That is why I exist.
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