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This has no more to do with Islamic religion than the Crusaders randr Jun 2016 #1
The Crusaders had much, much to do with Christianity. Not sure where you get your history but Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #3
An those barbarians were related to the religion of Christ in what manner? randr Jun 2016 #15
The only reason there was a "Holy" Land skepticscott Jun 2016 #26
Does this map suggest to you a reason for the monarchs of western Europe to invade Palestine? rug Jun 2016 #58
Sure: Arabs taking over the Holy Land Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #137
Ah yes, the Greek and Roman religious wars. rug Jul 2016 #138
They had many gods. And opposed others Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #140
Hence, Alexander and the Roman Empire. rug Jul 2016 #142
Religion among other factors Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #147
Oh, dood. Describe the religious impetus to Alexander's empire. rug Jul 2016 #148
Platonism possibly; Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #149
Yes, Platonism was the scourge of ancient times. rug Jul 2016 #150
Plato's ideas became central in Christianity Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #151
Plato poisons everything. rug Jul 2016 #152
Wow. Your naivete is awe inspiring Android3.14 Jun 2016 #31
Which of course explains the millions of four year olds routinely beheaded in the last 2700 years. rug Jun 2016 #59
Islam retains old values. And enacts them today. Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #135
Yo'll need a better source than this to spread that crap. rug Jul 2016 #136
Actually that is an excellent example. The argument I would make though is that still_one Jun 2016 #54
How do you know? trotsky Jun 2016 #5
Pyrrhonism is a poor way to proceed through life. rug Jun 2016 #60
Pyrrhonism is a poor way to proceed through life. AlbertCat Jun 2016 #99
So is peddling bigotry. rug Jun 2016 #109
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #112
Back that up, brit. rug Jun 2016 #113
In other words skepticscott Jun 2016 #8
And what would we call it if Christians were to follow the rules of their mythology? randr Jun 2016 #16
Mosaic Law. safeinOhio Jun 2016 #19
Absolutely correct. 840high Jun 2016 #36
while christianity has evolved, sharia law has not changed since inception. MariaThinks Jun 2016 #88
One example of many Major Nikon Jun 2016 #115
The Crusades had quite a lot to do with Christianity. Act_of_Reparation Jun 2016 #22
I think it had more to do with the interpretation randr Jun 2016 #37
That doesn't make sense. Act_of_Reparation Jun 2016 #39
Truth! randr Jun 2016 #51
Again, this doesn't make sense. Act_of_Reparation Jun 2016 #78
I simply do not believe a profession of "religion" qualifies as a practitioner randr Jun 2016 #82
Who defines the real practitioners? Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #143
'had' - 500 years ago. They show what evil can be done in the name of MariaThinks Jun 2016 #89
It's not hard for people to grasp. It's extremely hard for bigots to grasp. rug Jun 2016 #57
It's extremely hard for bigots to grasp. AlbertCat Jun 2016 #100
Do you mean Gordian knot? rug Jun 2016 #108
Do you mean Gordian knot? AlbertCat Jun 2016 #114
When people cite religion as their motive constantly... Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #146
because the crusades were 500 years ago and Christianity has evolved. Anyone who uses the crusades MariaThinks Jun 2016 #87
The main subject here is Islam, say Brettongarcia Jul 2016 #139
I'm getting to the point where I don't believe a lot of this stuff CanonRay Jun 2016 #2
And these examples, true or not, are seized upon as triumphant truth. rug Jun 2016 #61
It has everything to do with religion of any kind. pennylane100 Jun 2016 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #6
Please don't put words in my mouth skepticscott Jun 2016 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #9
Here is what you tried to attribute to me skepticscott Jun 2016 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #13
Sorry, but trying to attribute a position to someone skepticscott Jun 2016 #17
Why are you putting words in his mouth? Leontius Jun 2016 #41
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #44
First answer why you act in such an uncivil way by putting words in another posters mouth Leontius Jun 2016 #49
The other poster skepticscott Jun 2016 #73
This is typical of you you will not answer a direct question when asked Leontius Jun 2016 #111
This message was self-deleted by its author cleanhippie Jun 2016 #128
This message was self-deleted by its author cleanhippie Jun 2016 #127
This usually happens by the third post of rebuttal. rug Jun 2016 #62
And when you couple the fact that none of the horror and evil you attribute to religion Leontius Jun 2016 #42
It leaves us with the fact skepticscott Jun 2016 #43
Greed, power, the need to dominate. Leontius Jun 2016 #48
Selfishness is the cause of all evil in this world. cpwm17 Jun 2016 #64
So what was Omar Mateen skepticscott Jun 2016 #75
I didn't say religion had nothing to do with any evil in this world. cpwm17 Jun 2016 #79
It's easy to SAY everything evil is selfish skepticscott Jun 2016 #83
Anyone that is so full of oneself, such that cpwm17 Jun 2016 #92
"...religion can give assholes excuses" PassingFair Jun 2016 #105
Look Dorian Gray Jun 2016 #95
The focus on evil allegedly motivated by religion, particularly Islam cpwm17 Jun 2016 #97
The reason it may appear some are "indifferent" to other bad things in the world... trotsky Jun 2016 #107
Then it's a good thing you're the only one saying that. rug Jun 2016 #110
"How do any of those acts impugn all the millions or billions of adherents of those religions?" trotsky Jun 2016 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #12
Look through older threads in this group. There are plenty of examples of what you asked for. cleanhippie Jun 2016 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #24
When has mass violence skepticscott Jun 2016 #25
About that meme, are you saying atheism had NOTHING to do with the systematic outlawing of religion? rug Jun 2016 #66
Several reasons whatthehey Jun 2016 #30
New in these parts? Haven't seen this before round here? mr blur Jun 2016 #35
Seems our "scientist" friend skepticscott Jun 2016 #45
I see a theme. rug Jun 2016 #67
Surely you can point to one, then. rug Jun 2016 #65
That's no straw man. trotsky Jun 2016 #21
For instance, I was asked to consider the "economic factors" that led to ISIS stoning a woman muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #38
And? rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #46
Stoning is torture, not a "complex social phenomenon" muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #50
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #53
You're being dishonest muriel. rug Jun 2016 #69
Why should anyone start at #20? The explicit religious reasoning is given in the OP muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #71
Becase that was about the causes of violence, not stoinng a woman for adultery. rug Jun 2016 #72
No, the thread and sub-thread were about a specific stoning, not some general "causes of violence" muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #80
The violence is part of the human condition. AlbertCat Jun 2016 #103
Our friend here assumes skepticscott Jun 2016 #18
Ok, trotsky. How many of the billions of adherents are you willing to say it does impugn? rug Jun 2016 #63
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #68
Yes, that's who I replied to - "trotsky". rug Jun 2016 #70
lol.. EvilAL Jun 2016 #74
it would probably be a good idea EvilAL Jun 2016 #77
"How do any of those acts impugn all the millions or billions of adherents of those religions?" AlbertCat Jun 2016 #101
Because that's what the adherents want! trotsky Jun 2016 #123
I'm aware that ISIS is responsible for some horrific acts, but I would need more than an Arkansas Granny Jun 2016 #14
I'll agree that the story's authenticity is questionable. Act_of_Reparation Jun 2016 #23
Religion is always involved in war. peace13 Jun 2016 #27
Its getting worse on both sides LiberalLovinLug Jun 2016 #28
I agree! peace13 Jun 2016 #29
ISIS is a fringe doomsday-cult, unrelated to what the vast majority of Muslims think. DetlefK Jun 2016 #32
Which only means that they are among the worst skepticscott Jun 2016 #34
"cherry-picked parts of the Quran, intentionally ignoring other parts" trotsky Jun 2016 #40
You say that as if cherry-picking your religious belief isn't standard-practice. DetlefK Jun 2016 #93
Of course it is. That's the whole point. trotsky Jun 2016 #98
This is where we disagree. stone space Jun 2016 #130
"justified" <> "preference" trotsky Jun 2016 #132
The Theologian-Generals of Saddam's old Ba'athist Party are not always justified in their choices. stone space Jul 2016 #133
Wow, you finally got reinstated? trotsky Jul 2016 #134
What does it mean to be reinstated? stone space Jul 2016 #141
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Why the personal insults and attacks? What has you so upset? (nt) stone space Jul 2016 #145
How horrific MFM008 Jun 2016 #33
just like the INQUISITION was christian. fortunately there was no teevee for that. pansypoo53219 Jun 2016 #47
What is the verification of this account? randr Jun 2016 #52
Religious perversion. Not religion. applegrove Jun 2016 #55
So what is the difference? skepticscott Jun 2016 #76
Genocide and terrorism are not religious expression. They are war crimes and crimes. applegrove Jun 2016 #85
Silly argument skepticscott Jun 2016 #90
My understanding of religious expression does not include genocide or terrorism. Those may have applegrove Jun 2016 #91
"They are not acceptable religious expression today"? mr blur Jun 2016 #96
My point is what is acceptable in religion changes. Canada had residential schools for applegrove Jun 2016 #106
No true Scotsman Major Nikon Jun 2016 #116
No true argument. rug Jun 2016 #117
Thanks for the demonstrably wrong opinion Major Nikon Jun 2016 #118
Ah, so you consider the trite "No True Scotman" a demonstrably right opinion. rug Jun 2016 #119
Sure, pointing out logical fallacies are so trite they can be dismissed with "No true argument" Major Nikon Jun 2016 #120
Except you didn't. You recited one. You didn't demonstrate one. rug Jun 2016 #121
Not playing these games today Major Nikon Jun 2016 #122
But of course, this had EVERYTHING to do with religion. rug Jun 2016 #56
Looks like a propagamda hit piece and the site has a nasty popup Warpy Jun 2016 #81
From your link: "story could not be confirmed" struggle4progress Jun 2016 #84
Horrible MariaThinks Jun 2016 #86
Jesus. Dorian Gray Jun 2016 #94
Christians blow heads of children off and think they have the moral high ground. Sorry. Hoyt Jun 2016 #102
Wow. Is this kind of thing typical? cheapdate Jun 2016 #104
When it comes to irrational beliefs and wacky rituals, it's very typical for religion. cleanhippie Jun 2016 #124
Oh well, what can you do, right? cheapdate Jun 2016 #125
Call it out and marginalize it. cleanhippie Jun 2016 #126
It probably didn't happen. cpwm17 Jun 2016 #129
As terrible as ISIS is I'm kind of skeptical of this story ButterflyBlood Jun 2016 #131
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