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Asked by tinamatt at 8:39 AM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:11 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • You realize Tinamatt that's it's only on American soil that American Christians aren't killed for their faith right?
    When do you think all of that will come to a screeching halt and we become like these other countries, like the one in the article?

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:15 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • What's that scripture about beams and motes? Sounds like more than a few people need to research South Sudan and the Christian rebel army there. Considering the entire country is about 2 weeks from full blown civil war, you can't really call it isolated instances. But of course, I'm sure, while the violent Muslims in Iraq represent EVERY SINGLE MUSLIM on the planet, all those Christians with AK47's in Sudan are anomalies and aren't "real Christians". Right? Isn't that how it always works? A violent Muslim represents everyone and a violent Christian is doing it wrong. A Muslim rule turned into a law is a symbol of an evil religion and a Christian rule turned into law is a symbol of morality.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:16 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • NP, the Christians who do what you are describing are no more "real" Christians than the Muslims who have attacked Christians are representative of *all* Muslims.

    You may think that - but take a really close look at the answers you're getting to this question - nothing more than food for hate, and they have no short supply of it.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:20 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • But then again....that is only if you don't count 9/11......and shoe bombers.....and underwear bombers and.........

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 11:58 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • 9/11 wasn't an attack on Christians, goodwitch399 many people who died that day were other religions, even Muslims. It was an attack on America as a country and western culture, not Christianity.


    Answer by Mamaie at 3:57 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • This kind of thing is always very sad. Most of the religions of the world have some extremists groups that use their name--where the majority of that faith do not agree with them and don't claim that they represent them at all. I always find it unfortunate when people judge entire religions on those extremists. I also find it crazy when Americans act like they are being 'persecuted' for being Christians here in America, when people aren't attacking them or killing their families, etc., just disagreeing with them or debating ideas. There's a huge difference between disagreeing with someone and actually persecuting them. Of course, Christians as well as other groups around the world (like Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists off the top of my head) have really been persecuted and had violent actions taken against them, so I don't think those people should use the word 'persecute' so frivolously.

    Answer by pam19 at 4:00 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • The jihadists are becoming more and more embolden. This will be happening with increased frequency. However, Christians will be blamed for every attack on them. Mark my words.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:52 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • "on American soil" that we Americans are not being tortured and killed for our faith.

    Ummm....not yet anyway.

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 11:56 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Good GRIEF. The attack on 9/11 was against America as a whole. They did not target Christians only. Last time I checked American is NOT a Christian nation, we are a melting pot. We ALL have extremist and that INCLUDES Christians too. Just because you say they are not "true" Christians doesn't mean anything.

    Answer by pnwmom at 5:38 PM on Dec. 31, 2010