These people have nothing whatever to do with any historical expression of the Christian faith. They are acting in direct contradiction to both the Biblical gospel and every single even vaguely orthodox protestant tradition in 2000 years of church history. Believe it. They are dangerous whackjobs that even the ever so radical Michigan Militia denounces as extreme. People can call themselves anything they want. That doesn’t make it so.[/quote]
Replace a couple words here and there and I think I’ve heard this argument before… and you folks never accept it when a Muslim says it…[/quote]
Ya know, I almost preempted this inevitable historically fallacious comparison, but decided against it. Muslims who DO NOT engage in murderous jihad are acting in direct defiance of both their scriptures and seminal leaders. That is the difference. Entirely lost on you I’m sure, but that is just the way it is, like it or not.
Historical Christianity, neither in the scriptures nor in recognized tradition, teaches what these people are about. The Qur’an, Muhammad himself and the defining early leaders of Islam ALL taught and practiced barbaric jihad in the name of their god.
Try hard now. One has no basis for murder regardless of what groups claim it as their own and one condemns the refusal to murder regardless of what groups claim it as their own. This can’t be that hard. It is right there for anybody to discover for themselves if they only take the time.
I don’t disbelieve in Islam because it teaches jihad. I disbelieve in Islam because I disbelieve in Islam. If I believed the god of Islam was THE God I would believe in jihad because he would be God and I ain’t and that would be what he commands. just like Osama Bin Laden believes.