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Most religions don’t call for the total eradication of an entire group of people to resolve a dispute or disagreement.
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Correct, it is the book, and it is not practiced in the civilized world anymore.Capt Gregory Prickett
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SGT (Join to see) - sure they do. What about the anti-abortion bombings and killings?
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I am referring to a religion as a belief. A few nut job do not a whole religion make. Those that defend Islam use that argument.https://youtu.be/Ry3NzkAOo3s Capt Gregory Prickett
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SGT (Join to see) - Capt Gregory Prickett Well, we can all debate this stuff, But poltics can get really crazy, especially when you mix in religion which is a problem that seems most conflicts erupt over,,,,Well, I suppose Resources such as oil and perhaps clean water soon will overtake the religion, But the day the Republicans in my state lost my support was at a Precinct committee meeting in the early 1990s and they were discussing a anti abortion protestor who shot up a clinic, and some discussion about bombings and I walked out when one person started taking up a collection, Thats it, Im done, Im out. finished. We used to have some great GOP leadership in Oregon and many will agree it all went sideways. Have never been a factor in Oregon elections since. This year that might change. After some really BAD democrats we might actually see a GOP Governor.
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Very comprehensive (though rambling and perhaps lacking in internal consistency) and ambitious attempt to address a topic that large texts and court cases have discussed. General principles presented but not useful as a guide to specific Confession or religious tradition. Pew Forum is usually pretty balanced, but this seems too big a topic to address in this context.
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Eh well, I tried. So many people are posting rants and adversarial views here on RP I wanted to try and get people thinking its not all cut and dried. Sadly few get it. Interesting after all this time you ran across this and commented. Thanks for reading it.
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There is not an equivalency between Sharia law and the others listed in the article.

It also seems to try a shift away from the threat that Sharia is; it’s totally incompatible with our constitution.
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perhaps you are correct, However other accounts I have read says the US Constitution does accomodate it to some degree. I guess it just comes down to what interpretation and scenario you are looking at? Female mutilation? Not likely,,, but other parts yes.
lets look at this all in a different way. Kennedy was the very first Catholic to be elected president. SOME people,,,In fact a LOT of people thought it would be the end of the USA and he would take orders from the Catholic church, and not follow congress or our constitution. People were REALLY worked up about it, Some said he should be disqualified from office, some wanted him Impeached and in the end,,, we can debate who and why his brains got splattered but that issue came to an end.
I see a lot of historical context here. Imagine the reaction if a Mormon was elected president??? Coulda happened if the primarys went a different way eh?? How would that effect our relations overseas? Some countries outright ban Mormonism, and many consider it a cult.
Im not bashing anyones religous beliefs here, just pointing out people get pretty worked up about this stuff. But during Bush ver 1.0 people were more worried about the UN and "New World Order!" That didnt work out well in Oklahoma city dd it or many of the militas that sprang up against Bush and Clinton.??
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I do not think you are bashing and the discussion is good.

Let’s take these one at a time shall we...

The first I’d like to address is the equivalency of Christian religions to Islam. I am aware of the history. However, if you look across our own history the vast majority were faithful men, holding rigidly to there faith in the Christian faith. Yet we did not see religious control over our nation, but a root in the Greek laws and Christian 10 commandments.

The “church” held power over people and politics but that began to be eroded with the reformation and Church of England. We see today that “power” has diminished. Even many of those claiming to be faithful do not even hold to their faith when in office.

With Islam, the power over the people and territories is ruthlessly tight. Their control over the people produces a large activist population and the remainder are tacitly is support; very few speak out and usually only when afforded the protections of the West. Islam’s control and authority is absolute in it territory and has a stated goal of the West’s downfall. If Islam were to gain control enough to change the constitution then we would cease to be a Republic and would shift towards theocracy (as evidenced by every other nation that Islam is the controlling religion.

This is not so for the Christian faiths for over 300 years at least.
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