Originally Posted by SDW2001
You're equating Christianity with National Socialism and Satanism? I don't think most people would find that reasonable. I know I don't.
Don't think I was actually but seeing as you mention it I think you certainly could.
For example: Satanism is in effect a variant of Christianity as it accepts the Bible, accepts Jesus is who Christians believe it is - in fact Satanist believe everything that Christians believe (Devil is evil etc)....they just choose to side with the Devil.
As to National Socialism I think that the quotes from Hitler declaring his Christian faith and the Christian basis of Nazism are well-known to all informed and educated people.
I can provide them to you as well if you like.
Christian principles, whether some adhere to them or not, don't have much in common with these belief systems.
As above...they both accept them. But no need to cite them...just look at the history of the Church with the Inquisition and the Crusades...both responsible for more death and what you might call 'evil' than the sum total of Nazi and Satanist activity.
As for Islam, that is simply another religion.
Hardly simply - like all religions, it is quite complex. Maybe it appeals to some simpletons but then they all do to varying degrees.
It's certainly not akin to Satanism (etc)...no more than Christianity is.
I am vaguely aware of that...I was connection with the masses and their mindset....
Of course, there is a certain sect that calls for violent extremism in God's name. [/qutoe]
Really? What sect is that?
But that's one small part. If Brit Hum was Muslim and he wanted to suggest Tiger convert to Islam to save himself, fine. But he's not, so it's so surprise.
Islam has non concept of salvation though....so that wouldn't work...and Tiger could have 4 wives anyway so it's all cool...
Who exactly is "besmirching" his name?
Too long a list...
And are you indicting ALL Christians as frauds? It certainly seems like it.
What is a fraud? Can you be a sincere fraud? If someone stubbornly denies the truth in favour of fairy tales they may be sincere...they may even be good...but maybe they ARE a fraud..what do you think?
You are clearly ignorant of what the vast majority of Christians believe.
I wish I was.
Unfortunately, I do have a certain experience in the area. I admittedly ignorant of some US derivations but I would say that they are fortunately not really the benchmark....
While there are certainly those who don't meet Christian principles, there are many that live their lives according to those principles every day. I've known many devout Christians. I don't like all of them, but the majority are great people of faith.
Well...there you have it...I dispute that Christ was actually starting a 'faith'.
And besides...faith is only necessary in the absence of knowledge.