Friday, October 14, 2016
A bit of a rant (h3)
Today in my history class we were talking about the Crusades. Our whole class is about looking at how countries perceive each other and how that made a difference on how they acted towards certain countries. Well today we talked about Islam and Christianity. And yes, I'm sorry if I am about to offend or bother a lot of you fellow co-philosophers by what I believe, but I'm sure you can move past it. The thing is, my teacher kept talking about how the Christians were kind of in the wrong for taking the tactic they took and I agree with him, however, the problem is that religion and politics have tried to be hand in hand for the longest time. Also, Christianity and Islam claim to both be universal and as you may realize, they can't both be right. The other thing is, that my teacher kept talking about how Christians have tried to force their religion on others because we believe it's universal and to me, that is a sad fact. While, yes, in some cases Christians take a harsher approach to spreading God's Word, that's not what we are about now. Plus, take into consideration that Christians aren't currently trying to murder those who disagree with us. The last time something like that happened it was the Crusades (some might argue that the Holocaust would also count). These, political moves however are just that. Political. They may have the title of a Christian movement, but they are in fact not doing what Christians intend to do. And tell me this, if Christians or anyone tries to force a group of people to believe what they believe is it really faith? No. Anyways, I doubt this made sense to anyone reading, I will try better next time to really go into detail on what I’m trying to express to you, but until then, bye.