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Re: I disagree on Christianism

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in response to reader comment: And no concomitant distinguishing between Christianity & Christianism?

Submitted by Tom N. (United States), Mar 16, 2006 at 00:36

Have we never heard of the IRA? The whole northern Ireland conflict---which included atrocious acts of violence and terrorism---is one that is fundamentally about Catholic-Protestant religious intollerance.

And any fair reading of the ideology of the KKK would have to concede that they espouse a particularly virulant form of Christian identity and extremism, which included violent acts against Jews and racial minorities.

And of course the Christian pro-life movement has in its most extreme form have committed violence against doctors and clinics.

So, Christianity is not immune from extremism (Christianism), nor from fundamentalist inspired violence.
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