Radicals and Religious blame

I recently wrote a post about religious blame being shifted to the radicals in many instances, but I feel that this is too big a topic for one post. So here’s another one.

Radical Christians and radical Muslims are the one’s we hear about when a tragedy has occurred. Whether it be a bus bombing, or the bombing of an abortion clinic, the blame is on the radicals.

What is it that radicals do so different that the religious detest so much? Is it that they don’t follow their holy text as accurately as themselves? No, on the contrary it seems that radicals follow their holy text of choice even more literally than your everyday believer.

If your reply to this is that the radicals “just don’t get the true message,” then you can go ahead and give yourself a cherry picking sticker, because you earned it. Another common response from Christians is that you aren’t supposed to follow the Old Testament. Are you actually claiming that if the new covenant hadn’t started, the actions carried out in the Old Testament would be seen as moral?

If your moral stance as to whether slaughtering a village of men, women, children, and even livestock for their worshipping of the wrong God is entirely dependent on the new covenant having had started, then it’s safe to say that your moral system is not grounded in logic.

-AB

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  6 comments for “Radicals and Religious blame

  1. July 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    First, it’s unfair to lump Christians and Muslims together when their religions are vastly differnet.

    Second. Are you saying that Christians who bomb abortion clinics are true followers of Christ while those who don’t are not?

    If so, this is an impossible claim to back up.

    • July 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      I’m pointing out the bombing of abortion clinics to address the obvious moral relativism present in Christianity.

      Many Christians condemn such actions, but at the same time say that God was on the moral high ground when ordering the death of various people in the bible, simply because the new covenant had yet to start.

      Thanks for the comment!

      • July 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        Whether you agree with what God did in the Old Testament or not (His actions can be explained), comparing a divine being to men is illogical.

        When a person bombs an abortion clinic, they are appointing themselves judge, jury, and executioner which is clearly outside of Christian teaching.

        What I believe you are saying is basically, “God killed so Christians have no basis to condemn killing” is that the point you are trying to make?

    • July 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Actually it isn’t unfair to compare religions with differing dogmas together. What unifies them is the religious hostility they exhibit toward those who don’t think like they do. Citations for this can be found in studies by Pew. Google “religious hostility”.

      • July 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm

        How can Christians and Muslims, for example, be unfyied against people who don’t think like they do wheb they don’t think like each other?

        To a Muslim; a Christian, Jew, Mormon…is just as much an infidel as an atheist is.

      • July 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm

        yes, there are over 40 K permutations of christianity alone. The question of whose dogma is true isn’t being questioned. The human dynamic of oppressing those who don’t agree with their dogma using overt hostility is. And it is common to all of the religions of the world. It is a unifying behavior. That does not mean that they work together toward a common goal. Each religion seeks its own dominion. Do you think the Hobby Lobby decision would have had a different outcome if the Greens were Islamic?
        [www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/17/key-findings-about-growing-religious-hostilities-around-the-world/]

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