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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    I was thinking last night that Christian extremism is just as bad as Islamic extremism.
    Islamic extremism is to Muslims as the KKK is to Christianity.

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    This is where I become a total ******* and deny Farmer Dave any sleep for the next month: Hey, Farmer Dave, go look up "Dominionism".

    For those that don't know, "Dominionism" is the label given to (and sometime accepted by) the movement within evangelical Christianity to make the US "a Christian nation", with laws similar to those described in the initial post. The organizations are only loosely affliliated, but include many mega-churches, a substantial number of adherents (into the millions, far from 'fringe'), millions of dollars in funding, and connections to politicians at all levels. IIRC, the Ted Haggard guy who got outed was a self-professed Dominionist. There are, of course, levels of extremism, but the general notion of installing a theocracy is disturbingly prevalent in mainstream churches.

    Seriously, google around about them. It's not just the fringe - think of every otherwise-sensible person who has been fooled into believing that the US was somehow founded on Christianity (in spite of the decisively secular and even anti-religion sentiments many of the founding-fathers expressed).

    Still, I will admit they were there for me when I needed them. Ok, I needed them in the context of "Ok, I need an antagonist for my novel, someone the readers can definitely hate, like the Nazis in Indiana Jones..."

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    Islamic extremism is to Muslims as the KKK is to Christianity.

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    very true!!

    yeah, just by punching in the words "Christian Battle Cry" you can find numerous things on them.

    Just as Ktulu said, the anti-seminists were low in their numbers at the begginning, but because of growing problems in their countries they began to look torwards someone for help. It just so happened that a good chunk of them looked torwards Adolf Hitler, and look what happened there.

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    Thanks Mokele!
    I will make sure to look up dominionism when I get home from school tomorrow.

    In fact they did say that they believed that God put our government in charge, and that the united states was discovered and grew up to be what it is today to be a ruling Christian country.

    which I personally think is 100% BS.

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    Mokele! Good to see you here again. I don't believe I've seen you posting here recently. I hope you're back to stay for a while! I often appreciated your insight on issues.

    But going back on topic... It's true that though there aren't too many of these types of people (which is sort of inherent to the term "extermist") we do need to be vigilant. There's folks out there who'd make the Moral Majority look like children.

    It's funny when people think the US government is detatched from religion. Where's my stem cell research? :shrug: Maybe I'm just an evil baby killer (who happens to want to be able to help people with spinal chord injuries and other debilitating physical dieases.)
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    It's funny when people think the US government is detatched from religion. Where's my stem cell research?
    exactly!!!!
    our over religious government has caused us, our people, and our nation many problems.
    It's our human nature. That tells us to be caring and kind to all living creatures. Even though it might govern most of our actions, actual nature should be our over all governing unwritten constitution (or in my personal opinion).

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    Funny topic, The best thing about that Magazine was the cover.... hehehe they were cuties, i wanted some of those bullets for a bullet belt.

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    Mokele! Good to see you here again. I don't believe I've seen you posting here recently. I hope you're back to stay for a while! I often appreciated your insight on issues.
    Thanks! I never really left, I just slacked off on posting since I'm working like mad to get a paper out the door, since I *really* want to get started on my second thesis chapter.

    Mokele
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