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I resent the cute leftist history

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Submitted by A. J. Nolte (United States), Dec 2, 2002 at 18:08

I resent much of the childish "They did it too!!" history I've seen from some commentators here with an anti-Christian bias. First, one could argue that the Crusades were a reaction to the centuries-long Jihad against eastern Christians. The only Inquisition actually done by the Catholic Church was the Roman Inquisition of the thirteenth century; the Spanish Inquisition was a secular action with quasi-religious motives, but possibly political ones as well. The Nazis Christians?? Tell that to martyrs like Bonhoeffer who died in their concentration camps. Their ideology owes more to the philosophy of Frederick Nietche than the scriptures of Christ. As for the genocide against Native Americans, let's not forget the forces of mercantilism and nationalism instrumental in this action. Is Christianity blameless, no. Is it an ideological force with designs on a world domination achieved by violent ends such as Islamism? absolutely not! Instead of labeling Christians a pack of Demons, why don't you try and help those who suffer human rights abuses at the hands of Islamists and yes, secularists. Or would admitting the suffering of Christians shatter your comfortable little liberal bubbles?
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