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Crusader

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#1 10 years ago

I am Christian meself and dont condone some of these actions, but looking up history ive been researching what i find a strange over lap I mean terms used by "Christians" in past; [COLOR=red]Crusade[/COLOR]

[COLOR=blue]Heathen[/COLOR]

[COLOR=seagreen]Saracen[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]And from those "muslims";[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]Jihad[/COLOR]

[COLOR=blue]Kafr/Kaffir[/COLOR]

[COLOR=seagreen]Infidel[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]now i know that the meanings arent actually fully the same, but in general they are nearly equivilents![/COLOR]




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#2 10 years ago

Also as a Christian, I won't deny we have a dark side or that some among use it(The Christian faith) for personal gain or out of control issues.

Take for example, Abortion clinics, some Christians will go blow these up.

I not sugar coating it or making excuses, but being a Christian doesn't meaning we are perfect...it means we know we are not....and that we are suppose to improve ourselves in Christ's image. But yes there are bad apples in the basket.

I keep hearing that 87% of Americans claim to be Christians. I bet less then half really even try to practice it.




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#3 10 years ago
Warborg;4574706Also as a Christian, I won't deny we have a dark side or that some among use it(The Christian faith) for personal gain or out of control issues. Take for example, Abortion clinics, some Christians will go blow these up. I not sugar coating it or making excuses, but being a Christian doesn't meaning we are perfect...it means we know we are not....and that we are suppose to improve ourselves in Christ's image. But yes there are bad apples in the basket. I keep hearing that 87% of Americans claim to be Christians. I bet less then half really even try to practice it.

Here in the UK, its even lower rate of people who actually follow path of Jesus. I mean im not perfect, but we're supposed to be good to people and help people, not bump them off if they dont agree with us. also going church every week doenst make you Christian, i mean IRA bombers and mafia members in Italy and America often attended catholic church every week, not just them, the Ulster loyalists "hardmen" in NI also often went church every week.




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#4 10 years ago
Never Surrender;4574713 also going church every week doenst make you Christian.

I agree, I hate it when some churches say if you don't go to their church then your losing your faith.




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#5 10 years ago
Warborg;4574734I agree, I hate it when some churches say if you don't go to their church then your losing your faith.

Sometimes its the Churches that make people actually lose the humble side of faith. I mean the people who do it for their public image, to be known in the community, acting like snobs, constantly trying to impress that they "do the most for the community church" You know the type, the stereotypical ones that really get on the Vicars nerves, but he tolerates and puts up with them.




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#6 10 years ago

Ah that reminds me of those Pat Condell clips that I have seen recently (see YouTube - patcondell's Channel). An atheist who makes clear that he doesn't take to kindly to those who force their views (religion) upon others. If you want to be religious then that is your thing, go and do it peace somewhere without telling others what to do.

As for Christianity, Islam and Jewdism: It's not strange that they share simlarities because they are related (borrowing stories from eachother so to say). Sharing various of the same characters (phropehts) and all to name one thing. That and ofcourse that most religions are nown to practise the same message of peace and respect (and also quite happily telling you to kill those with other views or to convert them....).

There is a website that let's yu compared the Quaran/Koran to the Bible whre it points out the simularites that are there. See: Bijbel&Koran.nl or just google around a bit.




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#7 10 years ago

Admiral Donutz;4574763

As for Christianity, Islam and Jewdism: It's not strange that they share simlarities because they are related

I agree...we all have the same God...it's just through time we have gone different directions




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#8 10 years ago

This is true, the same god is worhsipped, the creation story is pretty much the same and such and there are various other simularities. Ofcourse there arse also more then enough notable difference. But quite frankly this doesn't mean that one should bash an others head in for following an other holy book who honors the same god. When death comes this god will probably chuckle over people fighting over who is more correct then an other person.

Having said that, I'm agnostic and I don't like people telling me what to do in the name of a book (god himself hasn't told them any more or less then a god has told me in my dreams) . Pray if you must, respect your neighbours and so on. But don't tell others what to do when they prefer not to go to church or mosque, which books to read or not read and so on. If there is a god he will sort it out when people pass away to see who has been nice and who hasn't. Any "holy" book can't be taken seriously (as in literally) since it was written and thus corrupted by men. Living a live with good moral codes should be good enough for any god(s) no matter which religion you are or aren't and such on.




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#9 10 years ago

They are both so-called "Abrahamic" religions. Their holy scriptures contain a lot of the same stories, and the teachings themselves are near-identical as well. Most of the differences between the two we see nowadays are determined by the individual follower or show developments that have been more recent.




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#10 10 years ago

Both religions branched from Greek mythology and Zoroaster. I mean, FFS, they both worship the same god. Should this really be all that shocking?