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Ahmad Zafire, you are wrong about the holocaust and Crusades

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Submitted by xtian (United States), Jan 29, 2006 at 20:26

The holocaust was not something done by the Christians to the Jews, or for that matter anyone else! Hitler was not religious in the traditional sense. He believed in the occult, but he also believed that the arian race was of the line of Atlantis. He persecuted Christians, especially Catholics, as well as Jews, Pols, Slavs, and anyone else that wasnt arian.

What Hitler did was not in the name of God or Christianity in any way, he was against them too.

The Crusades on the other hand were political. Ask any non-Muslim, or even secular historian. These were a response to the Muslim Jihad on Byzantiam, and Pope Urban II want to spread political influence in the area. Furthermore, Christians were banned from the Holy Land. So in essence, the Muslims started the Crusades!

When Christianity began, they were persecuted by the Romans. They led peaceful lives (and this is sometimes attributed to the Fall of the Roman Empire after its conversion to Christianity). Muslims immediately started a war against all non-Muslims.

And furthermore, I think it is ridiculous to connect Islam and Catholicism. Although, Islamic theology is becoming increasingly Catholic in some respects, the entire base is different. The greatest difference is the absence of Hell in Catholicism. A truly merciful (and omnipotent God) would not coerce its creations into eternal pain. This pain stems from the absence of God after death caused by sin. Hell in the traditional sense is dead for Catholics, but for Muslims the fires of Hell spurn their fiery temperament, allowing for murder and everything else evil.

How can a man treat four wives equally? He cannot. But even if he could, is that fair for the women? Traumatic for the kids? ...
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