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    And no, I'm aware that Christianity is a community of faith, and not an ethnicity.

    But if you're going with the statement above, you are ignoring the history of your co-religionists.  Christianity, historically, is an intolerant, murderous cult that killed many of my kin, and went to war with the community of Islam and murdered huge numbers of Muslims.  Then, a couple of hundred years later, when they weren't killing Jews, Protestants killed Catholics and visa versa.

    Your faith community may talk about forgiveness, but for a religion of peace, the history of Christian civilization is a history of war and of murder.  You don't cast people out.  You kill them.  And in huge numbers.

    I'm with Gandhi on this one.  I'm fine with Christ.  It's Christianity and Christians that are the problem.

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    by mbayrob on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 10:21:02 PM PST

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