Originally posted by PinkFloyd
Not all religions are warlike. I can think of SOME that will cut off your head unless you swear allegiance to Mohammed and Allah, but I have yet to meet a single Catholic or Protestant Christian of ANY stripe who threatened me with physical violence if I didn't "have the right answer" to his question. As a Christian, I don't go to people's houses. interr on death and destruction, and B: Not All religions are responsible for ALL the violence.
The thing is, you don't feel threatened because christianity has toned down a bit. Try what you said back in the year 1500, see how long you would live. Does the term Inquisition come to mind? How bout the witch hunts in the 1700's?
How bout the crusades a thousand years ago?
Even now, religious right fanatics have killed abortion clinic doctors, so ask HIM how safe he felt around christians.
And btw, I am not just singling out christianity (which should really be called Paulanity), Islam is not the nice religion of peace they keep touting. We just saw on the net a girl getting stoned by the muslims because she was convicted of adultery.
That is pretty up close and personal.
They also kill you if you renounce your faith in islam and try something else, whatever that else is doesn't matter. It's called apostasy and people die from it.
Hindu's are not all lovey dovey either, many deaths heaped on that alter.
Probably the least violent religion is Jainism, they don't even like to kill flies.
Wouldn't be surprised if they make the occasional exception even there.
Then there is Scientology, a real nutcase religion. I personally saw a memo from L Ron about apostasy there, 'There is always the 45 solution' Unquote. Saw that memo with my own eyes.