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  •  Look harder (0+ / 0-)

    All of the violent acts you mention about Christianity are true and there is even more to that picture.

    That said, look at the numbers.

    The amount of Islamic inspired violence makes Islam the heavy weight champion when it comes to religiously motivated violence.  There isn't even a close second.

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    by EricAllenBell on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 11:27:00 AM PST

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    •  Look at the numbers? (2+ / 0-)
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      What numbers?  You can't possibly be saying that followers of Islam have racked up more dead than the Crusades, the Inquisition, and Hitler's murder of millions of Jewish people for the crime of not being Christian, can you?

      •  Of course that's not what I'm saying.... (0+ / 0-)

        Look, you're talking to sane person with legitimate concerns.  

        When I tell you to look at the numbers I am talking about the present day.

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        by EricAllenBell on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 02:53:19 PM PST

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        •  The problem with 'the present day' (1+ / 0-)
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          is that you're deliberately limiting the size of the set of data points, which drives down the utility of any sort of generalization.  The more restricted your data set, the less likely that any sort of real generalization can be drawn from it, which is why we use things like 'moving averages' rather than freaking out over short term spikes.

          But, to be honest, any 'present day' that includes the timeframe of 2000-2011 is still going to show far more Muslim deaths caused by Christians than the reverse, thanks to the wars of aggression Bush started.

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