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  1. duxrule
    Member

    "How can one convince others to covert to your religion if you kill them in a very gruesome way...a religion of peace?...really?"

    No sane or reasonable person thinks that you can. The huge majority of Muslims are as abhorred as you are. Muslims around the world are denouncing these acts. Arab countries are flying sorties against these murderers. Christians used to to do the same damn thing, and not so very long ago, right in this country. All you have to do is study how Native Americans were treated.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 04:46 PM #
  2. Amus
    Member

    "How can one convince others to covert to your religion if you kill them in a very gruesome way...a religion of peace?...really?'

    I don't know.
    But it's nothing new.

    After the end of the Islamic control of Spain, Muslims and Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492 and from Portugal in 1497.
    After the Reconquista, so called "New Christians" were those inhabitants during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era who were baptized under coercion and in the face of murder, becoming forced converts from Islam and forced converts from Judaism.

    Then the Spanish Inquisition targeted primarily forced converts from Judaism who came under suspicion of either continuing to adhere to their old religion or of having fallen back into it. Jewish conversos still resided in Spain and often hiddenly practiced Judaism and were suspected by the "Old Christians" of being Crypto-Jews. The Spanish Inquisition generated much wealth and income for the church and individual inquisitors by confiscating the property of the persecutees or selling them into slavery.

    The end of the Al-Andalus and the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews from the Iberian Peninsula went hand in hand with the increase of Spanish-Portugal influence in the world, as exemplified in the Christian conquest of the Americas and their aboriginal Indian population.

    The Ottoman empire, the Netherlands, and the New World absorbed much of the Jewish refugees.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forced_conversion

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 04:51 PM #
  3. Skybill9
    Member

    "...from Spain in 1492 and from Portugal in 1497."

    Wow. And I thought Trixter going back to the Bush years was too far back.

    Tell you what, you find ANYONE that participated in that alive today and we'll prosecute them.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 04:53 PM #
  4. Amus
    Member

    I believe I did mention that it was nothing new.

    It's not Religion that's the problem, it's religious fanatics, whatever their stripe.

    Broadway was just, once again, demonstrating his religious elitism & bigotry.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 04:57 PM #
  5. Skybill9
    Member

    Because what he (and countless others) believe doesn't fit the LIEberal agenda he's a bigot and elitist.

    Got ya!

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 05:10 PM #
  6. Skybill9
    Member

    "I'm getting tired of the word "beheaded"."

    Amus: "deheaded?"

    I vote for "had their head lopped off"

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 05:12 PM #
  7. Amus
    Member

    No.

    Because he professes a superiority that history shows is unearned.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 05:12 PM #
  8. Skybill9
    Member

    "Because he dismisses other people and their beliefs,"

    You mean like the LIEberals do to Christians.

    Got it.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 05:14 PM #
  9. skeptical
    Member

    Wow, that loose cannon of skybill's hit him twice in the same thread.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 05:27 PM #
  10. Vitalogy
    Member

    Folks, just another example of why religion as a whole sucks ass. It is indeed the root of all evil among mankind.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 06:02 PM #