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Reader comment on item: The Clash to End All Clashes?
in response to reader comment: Islam: glorifying violence and intolerance

Submitted by a Filipino liberal (Philippines), Feb 20, 2006 at 18:34

You seem to think that Christianity has completely reformed itself, therefore its past actions like the Inquisition, Crusades, support of European imperialism, etc. should no longer be criticized or even mentioned. How convenient.

However, this is not the case. Christians still engage in hate crimes, Christians are still trying to spread their religion at the expense of other religions, and perhaps most telling of all, Christians still exercise a lot of control over government in countries where they are dominant.

For example, in the Philippines, thanks to the considerable influence of the Catholic Church here, divorce is not allowed for people of ANY religion under national law. Isn't this similar to the imposition of Shari'a law on non-Muslims in Muslim countries?
And of course, let's not even get started on the influence Christians in the US have in policy-making.

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