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.