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What is most important is how Christians act now as opposed to then.

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Submitted by Dr RJP (United States), Oct 5, 2006 at 00:16

Hamilton, there has been a fundamental change in the relationship between Jews and Christians in the 20th Century thanks, in great measure, to the recognition of the Jewish roots of Christianity. When Christians disavowed their "Christ killer" view of Jews, started to pray for the welfare of Jews, and apologized for all of the wrongs that the Church had committed against Jews in the past (mainly during the Crusade to liberate Jerusalem, and the Spanish Inquisition), there was a whole new attitude that developed.

Christians began to support not just Israel, but also Jews worldwide. Although there are still Christians who have a negative view of Jews, they are, by far, in the minority.

This is a very important distinction between Islam and Christianity: while the Church asked for forgiveness for its treatment of Jews and made great stride to improve interfaith relations, there has never been even the slightest hint of an apology towards Jews from the Muslim world. Rather than seek to build bridges between their religions, too many are bent on burning them.

This should serve as a caution flag to any group who seeks to justify their actions by citing the events of ancient history. God asks of us, "What have you done for me lately? "Did you obey my commandments?" "Did you love thy neighbors as thyself?" Did you honor my Chosen Ones?"

In other words, what you will do tomorrow counts more than what you did yesterday.

To rely solely on isolated incidents from the past to justify ones actions in the present is regressive and irrelevant.

Suppose I were to judge an adult strictly by their behavior as a two-year old? It would be unfair, innacurate, and bascially absurd. Yet, this is exactly how the defenders of Islam react to criticism of their religion.

Because they are Hell-bent on turning back the clock to the 7th Century, they refuse to accept that everyone else has evolved and adapted to living in the 21st Century. Consequently, their attempts at labelling all Westerners as "Crusaders" rings hollow

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