this is becoming a little too common as of late(very evil stuff)
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02-01-2015, 08:03 PM
RE: this is becoming a little too common as of late(very evil stuff)
Is this an example of Islam causing / motivating / justifying people doing horrific things to other people? Yes.

Does this extreme example make Islam particularly horrendous with respect to other religions?

No it doesn't.

Outliers like this are par for the course for religions. This isn't a story about the atrocities which Islam can motivate or justify in the minds of the perpetrators, so much as a story about the atrocities which RELIGION can.
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02-01-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: this is becoming a little too common as of late(very evil stuff)
(02-01-2015 08:03 PM)Reltzik Wrote:  Is this an example of Islam causing / motivating / justifying people doing horrific things to other people? Yes.

Does this extreme example make Islam particularly horrendous with respect to other religions?

No it doesn't.

Outliers like this are par for the course for religions. This isn't a story about the atrocities which Islam can motivate or justify in the minds of the perpetrators, so much as a story about the atrocities which RELIGION can.

I sort of mostly agree, but there are religions that can't be used to justify this or any atrocities, e.g. Jainism.

And some religions can be more easily interpreted to justify horrors than others.
Both Christianity and Islam lie on the really fucked up end of that scale.

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