Originally Posted by ZeldaQueen
More like an underground group of extremist Muslims waited for years blaming America for various hardships to the point in which they said "If we did this, maybe it will make things better for Islam!", without actually realizing how nasty or horrid their actions were.
Consider the people who bomb abortion clinics in the name of Christianity. Do you blame all Christians for those? No. Just because a bunch of wingnuts on the fringe decide to do something horrible doesn't mean everyone in that group agrees with it.
I get where you're coming from, but the point is is that Religions POISONS minds, and moderates are just enablers. Religion infects people with this idea hell, the most vile, despicable concept to ever come of the the mind of man, in addition to this reward of heaven. Religion screws peoples morality. When you assume there's a blissful afterlife, morality makes no sense, and that's why atheists make up the tiniest part of the prison population compared to the general population. An atheist knows that if he kills somebody, it CAN'T be undone! He KNOWS that if he commits a wrong, he can't seek the forgiveness of a God, only that persons forgiveness. Religion only demeans life and tells us that this life is something to be hated and despised.
So, no, religion IS the problem. Not the people.