> MikeyWhoa wrote:
>> ninesalone wrote:
> |>> It takes moral relativism to ignore the stark, illiberal differences and constantly
> |>> compare the two as the same as they are practiced in modernity. A lot of people
> |>> to ignore how Christianity and the values of Christians shaped the west. In my
> |>> Christians over the past 100 years have made a mistake in trying to battle science.
> |>> It's impossible. Religion requires faith. They need to take that fight to where
> |>> would win a lot more and have a lot more to offer. Morality/ethics.
>> As much crap as I give Christianity, this is all mostly true (We would probably
>> a few disagreements about Christianity shaping the West).
>> But I, like a great many, are affected every single day by Christianity. So when
>> we battle on religion, it's our go-to because we're are so well aware of it.
>> On a worldwide basis, Islam is by far more violent and detrimental in the modern
>> age. On a more personal basis, Islam has never personally affected me ever. Christianity
>> has. Daily. Both good and bad. Unfortunately the latter more often.
> For what it's worth, I'm truly sorry you feel that Christianity's given you the short
> end of the stick. I wish you lived closer to me, man. I'd invite you over to dinner
> on a Saturday night and have the wife cook up one of her specialities. Then, after
> a delicious meal, we'd retire to the back porch, wrassle us up a good drink and a
> nice smoke, then just talk the night away. We probably wouldn't come to any earth-shattering
> epiphanies. But, we'd have a good time, get to know each other a little better, and
> part ways as friends. Sometimes, that's the best you can hope for...
I don't doubt it brother. I'd have a thousand questions to get your point of view. And honestly, I'd be making fun of both of our stations in life. We roast the ones we love. If I could coexist with opposing opinions, I'd be off the grid.