The major religions are all violent in the end. Even if the believers themselves don’t condone violence, they outsource it to ‘god.’ God who will get rid of the wicked, or send them to a hell. To suggest that most religions are not inherently violent is a luxurious view, the threat of this violence is what keeps people in shape, this fear of god’s wrath is largely what makes these religions work as they do. It is fair to question whether one religion favors or is prone to violence more often then others. And many people come to the conclusion that Islam is more violent.
The religious can’t have things both ways, they can’t claim they are all the same---they don’t have that right because it doesn’t make logical sense. If all religions were the same then why are there many? Because they are all different, it is fair to assess those differences, and it is fair to go a step further and decide which religions are more of a threat, which religions you respect and which religions you dislike.
Religion is not race and ethnicity. Because of atrocities like the holocaust, in an attempt not to repeat them, it has become impolite to speak ill of a particular religion. Which is completely inaccurate! Religions are ideologies of choice. If it is fair to dislike Republicans or Democrats then it is fair to dislike Christians, Jews and/or Muslims, because you don’t like where their ideology leads.
I don’t like Muslims, but I also don’t like Jews and Christians either. Why would I? They all believe I deserve death, some because I am gay, and others because I am a non-believer---the flock may not personally carry out my demise, but god will take care of me in the end. And you have to ask why I don’t like them? Why I don’t like people who can’t stand me? And not only can’t stand me but go a step further and think I don’t deserve life. In return, I don’t go that far in my views towards them, because that would be crazy. But I am not going to make nice and pretend we are all apples and apples. I am only intolerant in response to their inherent intolerance. I don’t take any action against these religions, I simply don’t have room for their views and don’t respect their ideologies or the people who believe them. Which seems like a healthy and rational response to intolerance.
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