[ExI] Deuteronomy Chapter 13

Harvey Newstrom mail at harveynewstrom.com
Wed Jun 10 18:56:36 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 09 June 2009 5:08:46 pm Samantha  Atkins wrote:
> > But when you realize that these non-believers include atheists,
> > muslims, gays,
> > transgendered, liberals, minorities, abortionists, and other
> > traditional
> > enemies of the religious right, you will see that the killings
> > already happen
> > almost regularly.
> I don't think they do.  Please point out actual murder stats by
> category tied to religious/political views of the assailant.

Please specify exactly what you are disputing, before I waste time trying to 
find statistics.  Do you dispute that abortion doctors get killed by 
christians?  Or that gays get killed by christians?  Or that virtually all 
white-supremacist groups are biblically based?

Or are you just arguing that these murders don't occur too "regularly" even 
though they are not too uncommon?

There is plenty of evidence that some segments of christianity promote 
violence.  Quibbling over the exact numbers is a red herring.

Here are some references:

- The Wikipedia article on Christian Terrorism 

- The FBI hate-crime statistics <http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm>

- The Christian Violence FAQ 

- Christian Violence in History 

Harvey Newstrom <www.HarveyNewstrom.com>

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