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Persecuting Jesus

wmou Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 4:51 PM
To most of us who grew up in the "west", it is hard too understand why so many from the Middle East are uncivilized, murdering barbarians. Sad that basic freedoms we take for granted are denied and often punished. Romney said he'd arm the Syrian rebels. Countries run by theocrats can be more dangerous than kingdoms or dictatorships.
tgwWhale Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 9:13 AM
The Communists, those wonderful secularists, have murdered many times as many innocents as all of the "theocratic" regimes put together. The Nazis were a secular regime, also.

Anyone who thinks that "secular" government is inherently safer than religious ('theocratic") government is beyond delusional.

What is actually safest for innocent people is LIMITED government, be it religious, secular, or anything in between.
wmou Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 10:25 AM
Any form a socialism will encroach on individual liberty. Whether religion based of secular based. As a devout Christian, I oppose theocracies as do most devout Christians. One thing that makes theocracies more dangerous is people who believe they are acting in the name of God will be more fervent.
Ken6226 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 6:03 PM
Um... theocracies usually ARE kingdoms or dictatorships.
wmou Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 11:25 PM
All are forms of socialism, but there is nothing in the definition that requires a sole ruler, Usually they are but can be a parliamentary system. However you get the people to believe they are acting in the name of God, there is danger.
MudontheTires Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 1:56 AM
"However you get the people to believe they are acting in the name of God, there is danger."

And that DEFINATELY includes those who consider the State to be God.

Your attempts to equate the Christian faithg with radical Islam is dishonest wmou.
wmou Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 10:21 AM
I'm an evangelical fundamentalist Christian. The main difference in Islam and Christianity when it comes to politics, most Muslims seem to want a theocracy, almost no Christians want one. Conservatives in the US would fight any form of theocracy.

This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison

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