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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Religion of Peace.....or Pieces
Islam, the religion of peace, so they claim. Christianity, the religion of peace, so they also claim. "One of these things is not like other" claims Bryan "Lyin' Fissure" Fischer.......except, they are the same. How does the saying go? 'Same lyrics, different tune' and so it is when it comes to using religion as an excuse for violence. Now Bryan would have you believe that Islam is not a religion of peace but of war; he would also have you believe that Christianity is a religion of peace. The reality is a bit more complex but, for the sake of argument and brevity, let's use Bryan's standard of what constitutes a religion of peace vs. a religion of violence. According to Bryan, Muslims commit acts of violence involving 'invading' places and killing innocent civilians.....fair enough, that does happen. But, if we use Bryan's standard and, given his constant insistence that America is a Christian nation, does it not stand that the same argument can be put forward where Christianity is concerned. The "Christian" nation of 'Murika (not to be confused with America) has 'invaded' places and killed innocent civilians. So basically, the question becomes, why is Christianity given a free pass where Islam is not. Of course, the answer is as painfully simple as Fischer's false equivalency: Christianity is just as guilty as Islam, or Judaism for that matter, when it comes to justifying violence. No religion is a religion of peace but most do end up leaving innocents' in pieces.