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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:52 PM

I shut up a birther/fundie today with this:

After the usual hand wringing about the latest casualties of war, I said "We all need to stop killing each other over religion."
He of course said, "They kill people over religion, we don't."

I asked, "Would we have invaded iraq if it had been a christian country?"


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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:54 PM

1. UNLIKELY - if they'd been "white" Christians, I really can't imagine we would have attacked

them.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:18 AM

2. I Wonder Who The "We" And The "They" Are In His Reply

Because if the "we" refers to Christians, you might want to hand him a book on the Crusades.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:21 AM

3. Yeah, well my example would have been over clinics in the US who have blown up

or attacks on Gays, sometimes leading to death, like a young man with the last name of Sheppard.

(And yes, I have asked this, with the result... not recently, mind you)

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:38 AM

4. Short and sweet!!

Always leaves 'em speechless!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:40 AM

5. there is

no doubt that they would invade a white christian nation, most of them I have to deal with are just itching for the UK to make them mad just to prove "US exceptionalism"

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:43 AM

6. And my responce to you would have been...We not only invaded white Christian Germany

 

But we fire bombed Dresden and leveled Berlin first, killing countless innocent civilians.

Remember, Germany never attacked the United States.

War! Huungh, What is it good for?

(Say it again)

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Response to Hey Jude (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:25 AM

10. Do you think the USA should have stayed out of WW2 except for Japan?

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Response to Hey Jude (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:35 AM

13. You don't know your history, do you? Germany declared war on the US after Pearl Harbor.


Dec 11, 1941: Germany and Italy declare war on US

Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/11/newsid_3532000/3532401.stm

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Response to Hey Jude (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:29 PM

15. Yes, what did poor Nazi Germany ever do to anyone?

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:44 AM

7. Sure we would have, FOR THE OIL

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Response to begin_within (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:49 AM

12. Agreed. nt

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Response to begin_within (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:25 PM

16. That's right.

It could have been a gathering of catholic saints, but somehow our oil got under their sand.

They had to be bombed.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:48 AM

8. I though a very large portion of Iraq was Christian.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:09 AM

9. No, Iraq is 95% Muslim, Christians and others only make up the remaining 5%.

And many Christians have been fleeing since the war and the sectarian violence in the aftermath.

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Response to LAGC (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:26 PM

14. thanks

Maybe it was just Baghdad I was thinking of or totally not thinking.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:42 AM

11. It had a sizable minority... Not anymore, though.

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