Friday, March 24, 2006

Islamic Extremists: Christianity TimeShifted

Let me say immediately that I in NO WAY sympathize or agree with the actions of the Muslim extremists involved in 9-11 or the Iraq war.

People appear to be so outraged at the actions of the Muslims and condemn the religion as evil. As I've stated before, they may be right if the remainder of the Islamic followers stand around in silence and allow it all to happen. But how different is this from the actions of Christians during the Crusades and in particular, the Spanish Inquisition. The atrocities committed by the Islamic extremists pale in comparison to the barbarism of those "Christian" activities. Do we consider Christianity evil? Well, maybe some of us do, but the vast majority of Americans do not.

Does this leave them (the Muslim extremists) off the hook? Should we look the other way? No, absolutely not. We should continue to pursue the guilty and punish them accordingly. However, those that feel that their religion (Christianity, in particular) and the way it has been spread and defended is so superior to Islam, need to learn a little history. Christianity has committed the same crimes it's just that it got a 600 year headstart.

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