Oh sure. Some of them WERE in the Crusades because they believed that it was the right thing to do.
I just get impatient with people who paint ALL things done in the name of Christianity as all good, and EVERYTHING Muslim as completly and totally evil.
I got fed up with religeon years ago because of that sort of attitude and pray on my own time and privately as a result!
posted on 01/19/2004 11:30:35 AM PST
("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
No problem here.
A great deal of evil has been done in the name of the Cross and the Crescent, both.
The difference is that those following the Cross have mellowed, and (some of) those following the Crescent have gotten more virulent.
How many people have been killed in the last century by Christians for specifically religious reasons? Darn few, especially when compared to the 100M+ in the same timeframe by the various anti-Christian ideologies (Nazi, Commie, Islamist, etc.).
posted on 01/19/2004 12:35:51 PM PST
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