I find it interesting that when Christians call themselves "soldiers/warriors of God" it's okay but if another religion claims to be warriors/soldiers of God it's "bad" and "evil" and needs to be stopped.
Yes, I know that some of the other religions that make this claim murder innocents but Christians have done the same.
I see what you are talking about and it does seem hypocritical. On the "bright" side, the non-Christian soldiers for God probably see those Christians as bad and evil, too - so it all balances.
As a Christian, I don't consider myself to be a soldier of God and, as Jesus taught a message of peace and love, I think they are missing the boat on the real purpose of Christianity (Blessed are the Peace Makers). It's that kind of mentality that led to the Crusades.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:49 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 10:43 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
It's a figure of speech unless you actually have an arsenal or plans for causing physical harm to anyone. It's the intention behind the words that matter.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:41 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 11:02 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 1:49 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 1:55 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
I recognize that there are those Muslims who say that this "convert or kill" command is a misinterpretation of the Qur'an.
Do you see the correlation, though, between the actions and words of many self-proclaimed "warriors" and those extremists? They may not be blowing something up, but emotional abuse is no less terrifying, especially considering who they're primarily focusing it on.
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:14 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by asmcbride at 10:19 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by Dkhilly at 11:57 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by asmcbride at 1:53 PM on Jun. 21, 2011