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  1. artbrownsr

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    http://townhall.com/columnists/todd...urce=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

    This is the first four paragraphs.

    The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.

    “We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

    The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical Christianity. Other organizations listed included Catholicism, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam.

    The military also listed “Islamophobia” as a form of religious extremism.

    I am a born again Evangelical Christian, but I did not realize I was an extremist!
     
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    I have not in recent history heard of the christian religion supporting any kind of violence at least not the catholic church. I'm tired ov Americans and Christians being vilified!!
     
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    What do you consider recent? The church history (which I'm an avid student of) is littered with violence up till not to long ago.

    The issue is that if a less than top Representative of the church calls for violence, it can be dismissed by the higher ups who claim no cohesion.
     
  6. SHOOTER13

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    Religion has caused more death and destruction THAN ANY OTHER pursuit of mankind...
     
  7. Yooper

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    I agree that religion has been the cause of much violence. I guess I just can't remember the last time a catholic or a Presbyterian has flown an airplane into the world trade center killing thousands. I know there has been problems in the past but I don,t think they should be considered radical a terrorist organization in this day and age.
     
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    I guess that I am a well qualified extremist, ex military, catholic, conservative, dislike Muslims and a gun toter.
     
  9. Shooter

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    You're only going to find an isolated incident of that, but like I said, violence continues, it can just be disavowed by anyone of authority as a non sanctioned action.
     
  10. SHOOTER13

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    Never mentioned a specific religion...it was a general statement covering the recorded history of all religions.
     
  11. artbrownsr

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    I recieved this in my e-mail
    http://conservativebyte.com/2013/04/solution-to-terror-shut-down-mosques/
    it presents the theory that it is the right thing to do to "SHUT DOWN" three Mosques that members advocate violence.
    This is the response from me. ( my thinking is a serious dose of Ben Franklin " He that will give up LIBERTY to secure SAFETY deserves NEITHER!


    I can not in all consciousness subscribe to Mosques being shut down any more than I could any other religious entity! I do however believe ANY PERSON that follows a path of destruction, terrorism, intimidation or other illegal activity be prosecuted to the extent of the law! On our home terf we need to prosecute the individual NOT persecute the entity. I have not seen any laws "SHUTTING DOWN" the KKK, the Black Panthers, etc. however the people involved with them have been prosecuted for their individual and group actions that resulted in violating others rights, or life and well being.
     
  12. Shooter

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    We have to fight for the rights of everyone or none of us get them.