Originally posted by e1618978
But 100% of the people blowing up abortion clinics are Christians. It is part of the christian culture, just not all-pervasive in the culture.
It is the Christian equivalent of Mormon bigamy (practiced by 2%, supported by 20%).
Let's take a look at that statement.
Part of 'Christian culture' but you refuse to supply a denominiation that supports this? Are you kidding -- no denomination supports pro-life violence (there's an oxymoron for you) but it is still 'part of the culture'.
Also, from the NAF site you have 82,000ish acts of violence and disruptions.
82% were picketing.
12% were "hate mail and harassing phone calls" "vandalism", tresspassing and stink-bomb (butyric acid) attacks, etc. 2,100 incidents in 26 years.
then there are the big ones:
17 attempted murders
3 cases of kidnapping
so we have a total of 2,127 'incidents' in that are violent by anyone's standards.
2,127 incidents in 26 years with a population of 200-300 million people in the U.S with at least half being 'christian'.
Now, I'm going to do you a favor and say that all theses incidents happened in one imaginary year and that at least 2 people were involved in each incident. Oh, what the heck. we'll say there were 5,000 people involved in theses incidents.
That gives you .003% of the population of Christians who were involved with this. Spread it out over the real 26 years and Multiply it by 100 and you still have nothing to offer except a paranoid, bigoted stereotype to sell.
Contrast this with the fact that The National Church Arson Task Force (NCATF) of the BATF and the FBI has documented 827 actual and attempted arsons and bombings of churches and synagogues during the period January 1, 1995 to October 5, 1999. Then compare this to the NAF's number of 61 actual and attempted arsons and bombings at abortion mills during the same period. In other words, for every abortion mill that is torched, fourteen churches and synagogues burn.
For a fuller picture of violence in 1993-97 America go here:http://www.atf.treas.gov/aexis2//qbyfatals1.html
It would seem that the "bulk of terrorist attacks" don't come from "christians" after all --- perhaps it is the hate speech, bigotry and false stereotypes incubated on places like AI that we should be afraid of.
No substitute for the facts, people.