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  •  Yes, Catholics want more Catholics, but... (0+ / 0-)

    ..they don't slaughter members of other religions.

    Christian mourners, mob, police clash in Egypt

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    CAIRO (AP) — A mob threw rocks and fired birdshot Sunday at several hundred Christians marching in a protest against Egypt's Islamist government after the funeral of four Christians killed in sectarian clashes over the weekend.

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    by PatriciaVa on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:12:23 AM PDT

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    •  It goes both ways (2+ / 0-)
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      The Christians are outnumbered so they are more often victims than perpetrators but it does happen.

      And of course I'm sure you are aware of the history of Christians forcibly converting people.

    •  Historically Catholics gleefully slaughtered (9+ / 0-)

      members of other religions just a few hundred years ago.  Thankfully, they have moved on from that sort of behavior, however, it is not that long ago when the Roman Catholic Church was involved in all sorts of death of non-believers and heretics.  

      Just look a the Balkans to see an extension of the religious wars of the last few centuries revived in modern times.  

      And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

      by MrJersey on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:30:01 AM PDT

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      •  The PROBLEM is that they didn't (3+ / 0-)
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        "move on," they got demoted from their comfy position as absolute monarchs over everybody's lives start to finish, with the power to kill anyone they didn't like or who simply got in the way.

        Believe me, they didn't give up that power without a fight. And the fight went on for hundreds of years.

        Now some of the most nose-bent branches are again making bids for absolute power. They will not win, humanity has grown out of that stage of its collective childhood.

      •  Yeah, I was gonna say. (2+ / 0-)
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        I grew up with people whose ancestors just barely made it out of Spain ahead of the Inquisition.

        Mind you, if you go back far enough, very few of us have any leg to stand on if it comes to a question of which religion/s did and didn't ever kill heretics and unbelievers.

    •  Persecution (3+ / 0-)
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      The persecution of the Christian is a necessary factor for Christianity to survive.  It's based on that persecution.  

      It's the irony of being the dominant religion while simultaneously claiming to be persecuted.

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      by otto on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 11:59:33 AM PDT

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      •  The minor "battles" (0+ / 0-)

        would be the "war on Christmas "  the "war on Easter" and any minor, perceived, slight on which the bullshit bloviators  spew their ignorance over the airways.  All of which contributes to the increasing militancy of the "end timers"  and the periodic stochastic terrorist.
        persecution my ass - Lions in the Colosseum - that's persecution -  petty, pissy whining over disagreements ain't.

        "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov (8.25 / -5.64}

        by carver on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 01:07:41 PM PDT

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