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Amadeus
I Think That...
Tue Nov 7, 2017 11:51am
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...there are aspects to some faiths that definitely make them more dangerous when they are "weaponized," so to speak.

Faiths that are built around exclusivity, I think, are ripe for such exploitation more than others.

The links that I shared all included modern day events for the faiths listed. Not just ancient ones. All of the faiths I listed have spawned violent groups in the lifetimes of people posting on this board. I believe all of them have currently operating violent groups.

Has Buddhism enjoyed political power as much as Islam? I would have to look at that historically. I think that the combination of religion and political power is problematic, no matter what religion. Because the intersection of these things are humans who want to retain their power.

Amadeus

  • LOL... No, no faiths are perfect....Sprout, Tue Nov 7 7:36am
    But that does not mean that they are equal in all ways. IMO even a blind man SHOULD be able to see well enough to see that SOME faiths are MORE susceptible to extremism than others. And even a moron... more
    • I Think That... — Amadeus, Tue Nov 7 11:51am
      • Modern GENERAL Christianity and Modern GENERAL Islam? Especially in areas like treatment of women? Or is your intentional blindness truly that deep? I'm non-religious and without a dog in this fight, ... more
        • Take A Look At The Information I Provided...Amadeus, Wed Nov 8 12:42pm
          Christianity in the US is a different beast from Islam in ISIS controlled regions. Of course, the point is that Islam in the US is also different from Islam in ISIS controlled regions. Look at what I ... more
          • Not just ISIS though...Sprout, Thu Nov 9 7:21am
            Nice of you to try though. Look at nations that have predominantly Christian populations, and nations that have predominantly Islamic populations. No, Christianity is not IMMUNE. But AGAIN, it isn't... more
        • Good post, Sprout. (nm)Mondo Fuego™ , Tue Nov 7 7:10pm
      • Good idea!Mondo Fuego™ , Tue Nov 7 12:52pm
        Go study Buddhism for several years and lay off the muzzie stuff. We've 'ad enow, maytie.
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