@Hemlock, Tyler D, Chris BSarcasm. When the two young men shot up
Columbine, we blamed it on music they didn't listen to. When dozens of
copycats have shot their peers, we blame videogames that some of them
didn't play. But when barbarous acts are committed and the perpetrators
GIVE their reason, cite the justification in their holy text, and declare the
willingness to repeat the offense, we blame it on ANY OTHER REASON than the one
clearly stated. This is insanity. Many agree with my initial claim that the
Abrahamic religions, because they encourage compassion on one hand are exempt
from criticism for the inhumanity condoned on the other.
slcdenizenMurray, UTSharia law is not based on theology and
confined to one religion? That's a strange distortion.
I agree Tyler. The inquisitions, crusades, witch trials and such are thankfully
behind christianity (hopefully for good) I hope that Islam can move on as well,
but I am also sure there are plenty of Muslims who hope for that too. Islam is a
huge religion, I'm met many a Muslim and none condone or support terrorism.
To paint the entire religion as nothing more than a bunch of terrorists is just
wrong. I also am just pessimistic enough to believe that if christianity ever
gained the power in some country out there that Islam has in, you'd see
that nation putting people to death for heresy too. Or perhaps passing laws that
make homosexuality a capital offense. Oh wait.......
@slcdenizen – “This is a political issue and has absolutely nothing
to do with one of the world's great religions.”I may a
bit slow but please tell me you’re being sarcastic here…@The Wraith – “History holds many examples of christianity
carrying out the same type of barbaric acts.”The sad fact
seems to be that while you would be hard pressed to find any Christians in the
world today who take the bronze-age OT commands to barbarism seriously anymore,
this is not the case for many millions of Muslims.They are where we
(Christians) were 500 years ago, except Torquemada didn’t have access to
WMD’s.God help us all if the Muslim world doesn’t
experience their own Enlightenment Age in the next couple decades.
Chris this is what happens when any religion gains an all powerful hold
somewhere. History holds many examples of christianity carrying out the same
type of barbaric acts. Islam holds no monopoly on this kind of thing. Just as I
would hope the vast amount of christians would deplore killing in the name of
their religion you should recognize that the vast amount of Muslims feel the
same way about this as you do.
denizen,The laws are built upon the religious ideology. A Christian woman being killed for not following the Islamic-driven laws is
very much a religious issue.
Just more from the religion of peace. And who's telling us
these acts are being done under the name of religion?Those carrying
out the acts themselves.Same as we've see with countless other
examples - its the murderers themselves telling us why they're doing it -
This is a political issue and has absolutely nothing to do with one of the
world's great religions. A religion that has no history or record of
barbarity and violence. I just hope this purely political issue resolves itself
and nobody places blame on an entire religious movement because of it's
explicit commandments to punish apostates - that would be misguided and racist.