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  •  That wasn't the point (2+ / 0-)
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    CherryTheTart, erush1345

    The majority of Christians worldwide ARE Catholics.  We happen to live in one of the few countries in which protestant religions have gained a decent foothold, but so what.  My comment was about the religious texts, and Catholics and protestants share the same religious texts.  Muslims share the same religious texts as well.  There are many elements of the Old and New Testaments which, by modern standards, are indeed quite evil.  There are many elements of the Koran and the Hadith which, again by modern standards, are indeed quite evil.  With most historic documents, we can put certain things in context.  But with religion, it's different, because Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike all believe their holy texts are sacred and, at least of varying degrees, represent the true and uncorrupted word of God.  Yet when you read these texts, you are struck with an overwhelming sense of "holy crap - they're promoting rape, murder, and genocide" and there's just no way to get around it.  The whole "well, uh, these stories are metaphors" only goes so far.  The only reason we tolerate this level of evil being promoted as "good" is because we were taught to respect religion in a different way than we respect other beliefs.  Well, WHY?  I fail to understand how any modern society can tolerate or excuse the level of bloodthirsty evil that soaks the "infallible" texts of the largest world religions.  Now, this opinion has nothing to do with the morals of the practitioners of these faiths, anymore than I'd claim someone who enjoyed Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" means they support statutory rape.  But come on.  I get HRed because I say the text of the Koran and the collected teachings of Mohammed do, indeed, contain some pretty evil shit?  Could any rational, educated person seriously deny such an assertion?  I am absolutely baffled why it's okay to make fun of fundamentalist Christians, Mormons, Scientologists, etc., but Islam is in a special protected holier-than-thou class in which no criticism can be permitted.  Mind-blowing, really.

    "The majority of a single vote is as sacred as if unanimous." - Thomas Jefferson

    by cartwrightdale on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:42:36 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, it is all that simple (1+ / 0-)
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      you know protestants (all of them) share the same Bible as Catholics,  there aren't any Protestant sects that believe the King James Version of the Bible is the only true version. Let's not even talk about Orthodox churches...

      There are 1 billion Catholics, and all of those Catholics all the same none of them do a little extra on the side.

      I think you paint w/a very broad brush.  That's really the issue.

      GOP = Godless opposition party We Hassle to make America a Vassal (state)

      by Shhs on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:47:02 PM PDT

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    •  come back to me when you are talking about (0+ / 0-)

      sects, and different Muslim scholars.

      GOP = Godless opposition party We Hassle to make America a Vassal (state)

      by Shhs on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:51:17 PM PDT

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