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Brian, re: Christianity

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Submitted by Shep (United States), Jan 11, 2006 at 00:34

You're right. Christians tried/try to bring Moshiach by converting Israel to Christianity, frequently by force. And the concept of armageddon is central to Christian dogma. But the last time this ever threatened to bring an end to civilization... was quite awhile ago. And I don't think Christians ever had a doctrine of actively trying to destroy the world or creating chaos in order to bring their god-man back to earth. You don't really have to look to Orthodox religion to find this drive.

Secular Communists and Hitler's Fascist mystics all demonstrate a natural human phenomenon of feeling guided by a high power for their respective cause. Iran, however, must be a lightening rod for these nutjobs.
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