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Reply #10 - Feb 13th, 2013 at 1:20pm
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Tom Palven wrote on Feb 13th, 2013 at 12:15pm:
At this time, yes.  It's young compared to Christianity and seems to be where Christianity was after it endured repression and then went on to gain power and start inquisitions and crusades agains the pagans and the newer Muslims.  In this information age we can only hope that Islam grows up faster than Christianity has, which is now not nearly as reprressive as some people like the Reverend Pat Robertson wouild like it to be.
Actually, I think Islam was more lenient than Christianity during the Middle Ages. I don't think linear progressivism applies here.
  
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Reply #11 - Feb 13th, 2013 at 4:07pm
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I don't know why it matters how old Islam is. It's pathetic that Islam in the 21st century not only oppresses its adherents, but its countries' contributions to science are severely lacking.
  
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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #12 - Feb 13th, 2013 at 10:22pm
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RubyHypatia wrote on Feb 13th, 2013 at 4:07pm:
I don't know why it matters how old Islam is. It's pathetic that Islam in the 21st century not only oppresses its adherents, but its countries' contributions to science are severely lacking.   


Says at wiki that Hypatia was a mathematician and scholar in Egypt who was murdered by a Christian mob before the advent of Mohammed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatiahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatia
  
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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #13 - Feb 14th, 2013 at 12:31am
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The worst religion is government and poltician worship. It  has killed 290 million people in the last 100 years. I would rather be killed than lay my rifles to the marxists in this so called country.
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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #14 - Feb 14th, 2013 at 8:34am
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Tom, I'm well aware that Hypatia was murdered by a mob of Christians.  I debate Christians all the time and they get pissed when I point out the Crusades, Inquisition, and other oppressive activities Christians have engaged in.  Is there some sort of unspoken rule that if you say something negative about Islam, it has to be accompanied by a negative remark about Christianity?  My criticism of Islam is not an endorsement of Christianity.  My point is that AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME Islam is the most dangerous superstition.
  
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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #15 - Feb 14th, 2013 at 10:49am
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RubyHypatia wrote on Feb 14th, 2013 at 8:34am:
Tom, I'm well aware that Hypatia was murdered by a mob of Christians.  I debate Christians all the time and they get pissed when I point out the Crusades, Inquisition, and other oppressive activities Christians have engaged in.  Is there some sort of unspoken rule that if you say something negative about Islam, it has to be accompanied by a negative remark about Christianity?  My criticism of Islam is not an endorsement of Christianity.  My point is that AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME Islam is the most dangerous superstition. 


Okay, sorry to piss you off.  You can make a good case that Islam is dangerous.  It is, but according to today's paper the good old Christian USA killed another 10 women and children with an "errant" missile attack in Afghanistan yesterday, and I'll still stick with Larken Rose and Confederaterocker that Statism is the most dangerous religion.
  
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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #16 - Feb 14th, 2013 at 11:15am
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Tom Palven wrote on Feb 14th, 2013 at 10:49am:
Okay, sorry to piss you off.  You can make a good case that Islam is dangerous.  It is, but according to today's paper the good old Christian USA killed another 10 women and children with an "errant" missile attack in Afghanistan yesterday, and I'll still stick with Larken Rose and Confederaterocker that Statism is the most dangerous religion.


Why did you put quotations marks around the word, errant?  Are you implying Christians purposely killed 10 women and children in the name of their religion?
  
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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #17 - Feb 14th, 2013 at 12:48pm
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I think Tom Pavlen meant Statism, not Christianity.

I agree that Statism is the most dangerous religion. Jesus and Mohammad have static laws that are very difficult for people to change. A government is free to make pretty much whatever agenda it wants (including killing hundreds of thousands of people like the US government.)
  

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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #18 - Feb 14th, 2013 at 12:49pm
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So anyway, the author is right that belief in government, which is a religion, is very dangerous.  Look at Nazi Germany.  Naziism was very much a religion.  Christians like to claim Hitler was an Atheist, he was not.  He had his own brand of Christianity.
  
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Re: The Most Dangerous Superstition
Reply #19 - Feb 14th, 2013 at 1:08pm
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Although Hitler was born Catholic, I am sure he criticized religion. I can't give a quote now, but I have definitely seen a quote of him saying that religion is very dangerous. I would say fascism is a denomination of Statism (much like Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity.) Hitler wasn't an atheist, though; he was a Statist. A true atheist would be Stefan Molyneux.

I am a Christian (just like Tom Woods, Ron Paul, and Andrew Napolitano!)

EDIT: I have heard that Tom Woods converted to Catholicism. So what was he originally?
  

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