“You may condemn the whole history of Christian western civilization as oppressive and evil, but I do not.”
Where do you get off saying things like this? Do you have no conscience? Do think it is good to “bare false witness.” Last time I read my Bible, that is condemned in the Ten Commandments. Do you think your God does not know your motives?
I do not care what you think of me (why should I care what a liar thinks).
You will never find in anything I’ve ever written or said that condemns anything in Christianity, except of course for things like the inquisition, and burning witches at the stake—things which I’m sure you believe are just ducky.
The only thing I want is for all individuals to be free to believe and worship as they choose. You, apparently, would prefer to enslave people and compel them to worship according the tenants of your own cult. If you are a represenetative of today’s Christianity, no wonder it is in such bad straights.
It's clear that you have a negative view of Christianity, so I have not falsely accused you of anything. I think that Constantine's toleration of Christianity was a good thing. I think the rise of Christian civilization and the downfall of the evil oppressive pagan Roman empire was a good thing, not a bad thing. You may bemoan the destruction of the evil Aztec cult and the crusades against evil oppressive mohammedan heresy, but I do not. The USA needs to finish the job the Crusades started and advance the cause of freedom, Christian freedom.