"I don't need to spin it â" ISIS and Al Qaeda do it themselves. Few of the Muslims are actually fighting, yes, but they are funded by the much larger group of people."
Yes, just like the IRA were funded by Catholics in America, just like leftist guerillas in South America are supported by local farmers and so on and so forth. What is your point still? It's not like there's a higher level of funding amongst muslims for this sort of thing than any other group. You might want to think that or pretend there is to satisfy your apparent hatred for this group of people but the problem there is your hatred, not the group of people in question.
"I know about it quite well â" enough to understand, that nothing in the doctrine of either flavor of Christianity compels its followers into doing the things IRA has done."
That depends who you ask. Many members of the IRA would disagree, just as many members of ISIS would disagree with many muslims on it being a religion of police. It doesn't really matter what the books say only the actions of the people, and there's no more Islamic fundamentalists than there are extremists of many other groups.
"Yes, Christianity too has been used to justify all sorts of atrocities, but one had to pervert the doctrine to make it usable to that end. Islam, unfortunately, does not need any such creative interpretations. It is quite explicit."
Yeah, because it's not like the Bible has anything like that is it? -
âoeSlaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.â (1 Peter 2:18)
âoeWives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.â (Ephesians 5:22)
âoeI do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.â (1 Timothy 2:12)
âoeThis is what the Lord Almighty says... âNow go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.â(TM)â (1 Samuel 15:3)
The problem is you've fallen hook line and sinker to classic far right spiel just as Russian's have currently with Putin and just as Germans did with Hitler. You create an enemy, which can be easy when there are plenty of that group that give reason for themselves to be hated, and then you focus wholly on that enemy and claim them to be the source of all the world's ills. You ignore the hypocrisy of the fact that other groups are just as guilty and that the problem isn't the group, but bad individuals. Congratulations on being small-minded enough for fall for this type of thing, you're the perfect example of the "useful idiot". You don't have to be though, whether you continue to be is your choice, you sound proud of it, but you really shouldn't be- there's no pride in ignorance.
As for your final note well guess what? Turns out that the Bible similarly denies women freedom of speech if you're to adhere to the examples quoted above which is clearly a breach of the 1st amendment. Again, is that too inconvenient for you?
I get it, you're scarred from years of fighting and turmoil, you want someone to blame, and it's easier for you to take it out on a whole group than get your head round the fact that evil people exist everywhere in every group and every walk of life. They'll always find an excuse, but rather than realise it's an excuse you've simply fallen for their nonsense. You think they're the fools, but they're the ones peddling the excuse- you're the one gullible enough to buy it.
I don't know, maybe you're religious yourself, and this creates the irony that you've decided your religion is more flawless and more right and that they must be wrong. Personally? It's all nonsense, I grew out of fairy tales when I was about 8, which makes it easy for me to step back and see that they're all just stories, often used as excuses to do bad things. Judging by your focus on the constitution I guess you're American and I can see therefore why you blame Islam, because Islamic extremists are the only ones that've attacked you in recent years so you believe they're the only problem. I'm from the UK, and that's also why I can see that it doesn't matter what someone's beliefs are, more people have died in my lifetime in my country to Christian fundamentalism than to Islamic fundamentalism even though we've been attacked equally by both.
Do yourself a favour, learn about the wider world, learn about violence both current and over the last 30 years in Mexico, South America, in Europe, in Africa, in Burma and so forth. It wont take much to realise there's a world outside your own country where violence comes from people of all beliefs and walks of life. Continue listening to nothing but the low quality drivel that's passed off as news in your own country though and it's not surprising you're so ignorant of the fact that it's more than just Islamic extremists out there that find an excuse to commit atrocities.
I'll even get you started:
See? Bad people always find an excuse. Focus on the bad people and the reasons why they are bad, not the excuse they use for being bad - focussing on the excuse gets us nowhere and achieves nothing. Look at the reasons for being bad from childhood bullying, through to extreme poverty, through to desire for revenge, through to just plain old being born a fucking psychopath, they're the real problems that need to be tackled to stop this shit.