Originally Posted by funetical
Islam is a violent and delusional religion that supports and demands fanaticism from it's members.
There are fanatics in all religions. There are fanatical Catholics that think that homosexuals should be killed. Those same Catholics will protest at the funerals of fallen American soldiers, claiming that God is punishing America for being accepting of homosexuals.
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There are other fanatics in other religions that won't let their children have blood transfusions even to save their lives because of their interpretation of the Bible's writings.
I think that whenever you turn to a 2000 year old book to provide answers to modern problems you're gonna run into difficulty, whether you're catholic, muslim or jew.
It's the fanatics on all sides that give religion a black eye. I would rather live in a world with religion than without, but I cannot accept that any religion would condone violence against people that have done no harm, but that's exactly what some people seem to find in their holy books.
There was a Jewish scholar who lived at about the time of Christ named Hillel. He was asked to sum up all of the Torah while standing on one foot. He raised one foot and said: "Do not unto your neighbor what you would not have him do unto you; this is the whole Law; the rest is commentary."
If the religious fanatics on all sides recognized that this principle is the more important one to live by, and outweighs any statement condemning homosexuality or the infidel, we'd all get along so much better.