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Talking with Pagans and Talking with Journalists

SdAufKla Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:55 AM
How easily and quickly the adherents of other religious beliefs forget their own histories and the atrocities committed against nonbelievers and others. You don't even need to go all the way back to the Crusades to see just how "loving" Christians have acted towards their fellow man. It wasn't so long ago that here in America good Christians were stoning, burning, and drowning "immodest" women. The Spanish Inquisition killed and tortured thousands of its own accused of heresy along with 10's of thousands of Central American natives who refused to convert. Islam is now in its own Crusades period. This is no excuse, but those who would throw stones had better clean the windows of their own glass houses first.
katepatate Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 7:47 PM
rmccarthy Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 3:51 PM
Most history like most science is warped and incorrect and reflects those that created it not God at all. When chided by academics, I listen but do not often head their knowledge as it is usually not full of wisdom or truth.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 3:29 PM
The Crusades was a war of self-defense against a Turkish invasion. The Crusaders behaved better than both their Byzantine allies and their Turkish enemies—they, for instance, only sacked two cities, the Turks sacked every city they took.

The Spanish Inquisition was an organ of the Spanish government, operating in open defiance of papal injunctions. But its main role in the New World colonies was to prosecute people for FORCED CONVERSION of Indians. Maybe you shouldn't get your history from French and English propaganda (Louis XIV, for instance, was a big booster of the "Black Legend" of Spain in the New World...mostly because he used Spain SAVING EUROPE AT LEPANTO as an excuse to steal some territory from them).
bmitchell671 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:05 PM
Sd you are so ignorant...if was atheism in government form that killed more people in the 20th century alone than all religions combined. mao, stalin, lenin, pol pot, ho chi minh, hitler - atheistic ideology - socialism, marxism - those are the atrocities

Sports Illustrated has come to my mailbox for nearly 40 years. I hope it comes for 40 more. But I also hope whomever is assigning the stories in the future begins to think more about the readers than their political and social agendas.

Super Bowl week featured a cover of a praying Ray Lewis rising from the water, and a cover story by New York Times’ religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer on Christians in the NFL. The story was enough to cause PJMedia writer Andrew Klavan to declare he would not renew his SI subscription, and most serious Christian...