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Submitted by Danish/American (United States), Mar 18, 2006 at 18:26

The thing I do not get is how a religion, any religion, in this day and age can think it is alright to kill anyone who is not with their religion. I didn't understand how it could have happend in the middle ages, and I REALLY can't understand how it can happen today.

To run rampant through streets, to chant 'death to infidels' , to burn properties not belonging to you, to make death threats to people who do not share your beliefs. All these lives over some drawings. Is this what the world has come to? I would think, that given the histories of the atrocities and loss of human lives committed by both Islam and Chrisianity over the ages, you would have advanced FORWARD, not backwards. Muslims killing Christians, Christians killing Muslims, Muslims killing Jews...when will this end?? I do believe that Jesus was a real man, an educator even, but if he really was a prophet, I think he would be most disappointed in all of you. It is frightening to me how fanatical a person can be in the name of religion. So much violence, so many deaths.. and for what? There is no proof of heaven or hell. Religion can be positive, I know it can help people heal themselves, the power of belief is a strong one..I never knock anyone for believing in something. But when it comes to the point of 'you better believe what I believe, or I'll kill you' , then I have a problem. With all the deaths during the Crusades, the Inquisions, the witch hunts, so many different crimes against Jews..don't you all think enough is enough? I think people are more barbaric today than they were in the last thousand years...I just don't understand it all.
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