here's where your argument falls apart:
Are the idiots of the Westboro Church (all 35 of them!) following the principles of the New Testament????
Are the millions
of Muslim hopeful Jew murderers, the jihadists, the Islamic meglomaniacs following the principles laid out in the Koran and the hadith????
And I don't support the Republicans.....I'm a Canadian! And at the moment, were I an American, I would be decidedly independent.
And Ann Coulter was speaking the day after 9-11......she was upset. And she was, to some extent, quite correct.
BTW, I don't think the US troops depicted go into battle screaming "Jesus Loves Me" LOL
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck
That has more to do with location, politics and history rather than religion. The Middle East is has been under the grip of dictators and tyrants for most of the last century (thanks in large part to colonialism and the cold war). The shift to the modern world is causing tremendous stresses throughout the ME. Religion is a tool, a means to an end. Sure there are segments within Islam that are authoritarian. There are segments within Christianity that are authoritarian. The difference is that the west has benefited from a democratic system that has given us a better opportunity to fight extremist. The ME, thanks in large part to the west (remenber Mohammed Mossaddegh) hasn't had that benefit. Where would the ME be today had Iran been democratic for the last 60 years?
Thanks to colonialism and the Cold War????? LOL!!! Turkish colonialism you mean?????
Love how it is always the fault of the west. Too funny.
The democratic systems you speak of sprank from the philosophy of John Locke.......who believed that if men were equal in the eyes of God, they must have rights on earth to....in other words, modern democracy sprang from Judeao-Christian belief.
Islam means submission, no respect for anything but the fascist philosophy of the war mongerer, rapist, and pedophile Mohammed.