This column is based upon the news that the Oslo massacres were committed by a Christian extremist or extremist group. If that turns out to be wrong I’ll issue one of those weasel word apologies politicians adore…
Ever since 9/11 a loud and growing chorus of right wing pundits and politicians have demonized Islam and Muslims. The most recent example was Herman Cain’s remarkable assertion Muslims aren’t entitled to the protections of the First Amendment because Islam is not really a religion. He also has said he would never allow any Muslims in his cabinet if elected. For more examples of anti-Muslim actions, read here.
Today, we must consider Christianity’s violent present and past. With Oslo, the Klu Klux Klan, Oklahoma City, Waco, doctor killings, and countless other acts and threats of violence by its adherents , (here is a synopsis of historical Christian terror) it is time for all reasonable people to ask, “is Christianity a religion or a violent cult?” Let us dispassionately review the evidence:
The Christian holy book is the Bible, a text drenched in blood. According to this source, there are well over a thousand episodes of God directed or sanctioned acts of cruelty and violence against people, groups and animals in the first twenty-one books of the Bible. Just a few examples:
First Samuel 6:19
He struck down some of the men of Beth-shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the LORD. He struck down of all the people, 50,070 men, and the people mourned because the LORD had struck the people with a great slaughter.
The Christian God’s hand are bloody; his followers are exhorted to slay their enemies. Christian history is replete with murder, mayhem and genocide. Christian armies have laid waste to foreign lands. Christian teachings and its practice demonstrate Christianity is not a religion of peace. It is a cult of violence and death.
Despite its horrific nature, Christianity has infiltrated our nation. It has insisted that much of our law be based upon scripture. It demands it holy days be made secular holidays. Its tentacles claw at those it decries as unbelievers and seek to strangle their way of life.
It is time to fight back against this so called religion’s menace. It is time to stem its bloody tide.We need state and federal investigations. We need Congressional hearings. We need laws to prevent the foul nests of this cult – churches – from being built in our communities. We must take action before it is too late!
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