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What about Christianity?

Reader comment on item: The Mystical Menace of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Submitted by Brian (United States), Jan 10, 2006 at 15:08

What about Christianity? Born-agains and other fundamentalist types believe in the Second Coming of Christ and Armageddon. What's the difference? Both ideas are the same- they advocate a Messiah who will return prior to the end of the world.

I still find Mr. Ahmadinejad to be alarming. However, I'm an atheist, so to a certain extent, it's all the same to me- madness. Fighting over whose mythological god is better than whose and all of the claptrap that comes with it- what lunacy. In this particular case, the lunacy takes on a particular magnitude of insanity, though, because it's used to justify genocide.

Oh wait- I forgot- Christians have been doing that to Jews for centuries too, because according to the Bible, they are the alleged killers of Jesus. More madness.

Maybe if eventually mankind outgrew religion, the world would be a better place to live in. As long as we have these belief systems based upon superstition and faith, though, I think we're in for more of the same- to and from Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus- the whole lot.
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