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  •  I live in the Bible belt, and... (16+ / 0-)

    ... the only real difference between jihadists and a lot of the radicalized Christians we have is, American Christians have more to lose.  They have a pretty comfortable life and aren't quite as ready to throw it away.  Plus, I'm not sure they're actually as devout believers as the Islamics -- a lot of Christians here, through their behavior, make it clear that it's more a tribalism thing than it is actual religion.  They're mostly into their social safety net, not Jesus.  If they were really into Jesus, they'd never dare to do so many hateful things that go against his teachings.

    But other than the restraint, it's pretty much the same mindset.  If they ever become confident that they won't meet much resistance and possibly lose their nice lifestyle, they'll become the Taliban.  A few are already becoming crazy enough to risk it, like those idiots on the Bundy ranch.

    "Glenn Beck ends up looking like a fat, stupid child. His face should be wearing a chef's hat on the side of a box of eclairs. " - Doug Stanhope

    by Front Toward Enemy on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 07:22:38 AM PDT

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