Quote: Originally Posted by Just the Facts
That's true, there are nutbars of all races, colours and creeds. The main difference is that there is not a worldwide network of Christian abortion doctor killers plotting the annihalation of all abortion doctors. Secondly, it would be difficult if not impossible to justify killing abortion doctors based on Christian scripture. Jihadi's use the Quaran to justify themselves all the time. Lastly, I don't think you will find that 60% of Christians support the killing of abortion doctors.
I just wanted to point out that they exist (someone said they didn't) and that it is the same mental process. I mostly agree, except for the part about them not being able to justify it acording to scripture. I watched Dawkins "Root of all Evil" where he interviewed a christian killers best friend and fellow zealot, these people seem to justify it in their own minds quite easily.
On the actual scale and impact there is a massive difference. I see fundementalist religion as a gateway meme to extremism. As far as I can tell this is one big difference, christianity is not in general practiced as a fundementalist religion, it is mainly moderate with pockets of fundementalism, the nutbar extremists come from those pockets.
By contrast Islams is practiced alsmost exclusively as a fundementalist religion and thus the breeding ground for extremists is expanded by several orders of maginitude.
What I am getting at is I think fundementalist religion is the real problem here, not Israel, not land etc. Fundementalist religion is like a ticking time bomb of the psyche, Christian,Jewish, or Islamic fundementalism, all are potential factories for madmen.
Only Islam currently has majority practice that is fundementalist. That is the real problem.