Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
10-08-2012, 06:00 AM
Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
"State governments are mulling restrictions on religious practice in order to stem the spread of sectarian violence in Nigeria—a concern underscored Monday when gunmen opened fire at an evening Bible study in the country’s largely Christian south, killing at least 19 worshipers.

Church shootings and bombings have become all-too-commonplace in the troubled West African nation, especially in its largely Muslim north. But the attack at Deeper Life Church in Kogi state—150 miles southwest of the nation’s centralized capital, Abuja—represents an unusual southern incursion by militants. One assailant turned off the lights in the windowless sanctuary while others used assault rifles to mow down the crowd."

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012...paging=off
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
10-08-2012, 06:15 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
Sad
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
10-08-2012, 06:18 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
Sad on both accounts, both the increase in hostilities and reduction in the freedoms of their citizens.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
10-08-2012, 06:28 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
Yet history tells us that after who knows how many years more of this, wiser heads will prevail, a constitution will separate churches and state and memories of the bloodshed will last long.

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 2 users Like DLJ's post
10-08-2012, 07:16 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
(10-08-2012 06:28 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Yet history tells us that after who knows how many years more of this, wiser heads will prevail, a constitution will separate churches and state and memories of the bloodshed will last long.

Pretty sure they already have constitutional separation of Church and State. It's just people hating each other.

I just checked: this link. Just search for religion as a keyword. Pretty much every time it's mentioned it's along the lines of "no discrimination, no State religion" etc.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes morondog's post
10-08-2012, 07:51 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
(10-08-2012 07:16 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(10-08-2012 06:28 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Yet history tells us that after who knows how many years more of this, wiser heads will prevail, a constitution will separate churches and state and memories of the bloodshed will last long.

Pretty sure they already have constitutional separation of Church and State. It's just people hating each other.

I just checked: this link. Just search for religion as a keyword. Pretty much every time it's mentioned it's along the lines of "no discrimination, no State religion" etc.

So that's working well, then.

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes DLJ's post
10-08-2012, 07:54 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
(10-08-2012 07:51 AM)DLJ Wrote:  So that's working well, then.

Screw you too British guy. Acting all superior just 'cos you don't slaughter each other over imaginary friend disputes.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
10-08-2012, 08:06 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
(10-08-2012 07:54 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(10-08-2012 07:51 AM)DLJ Wrote:  So that's working well, then.

Screw you too British guy. Acting all superior just 'cos you don't slaughter each other over imaginary friend disputes.

No need to act superior

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes DLJ's post
10-08-2012, 08:14 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
It's times like these that I think - just nuke them all and make them the "recipients of an eternal good" as two citations Craig would say.

I can play their game of rationalized killing too. I'm only trying to bring you closer to your god. Why should you resist ?

Insanity - doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 3 users Like Rahn127's post
10-08-2012, 08:18 AM
RE: Government Proposes Religion Limits to Reduce Violence
(10-08-2012 08:06 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(10-08-2012 07:54 AM)morondog Wrote:  Screw you too British guy. Acting all superior just 'cos you don't slaughter each other over imaginary friend disputes.

No need to act superior

The English Civil War, anyone? Cromwell? Restoration? All that stuff?

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
[Image: flagstiny%206.gif]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: