Originally Posted by BrynF_UK
The pope does not codemn much because not many acts of terrorism, kidnapping, and beheadings are done under the name of christianity/catholism - and just came to mind is a case where a woman that was raped got sentenced for a few hundred strikes with a whip?! when she tried to appeal they gave her even more and this was apparently justified under religeon also. hmmm...
Under what religion? Was it a group of extremists, or endorsed by an ACTUAL religion?
We have cults and abusive religions in our past..
Look in the 1950's my friend, when CHRISTIANS were hanging blacks, even though the 10 Amendments say, "Love Thy Neighbor".
Yes, terrorism may not occur here every day.. but things against the religions do...
All against Christian/Catholic religion...
Are christians perfect? No..
Are islamic people perfect? No..
But, would you like to be identified, by a GROUP? I bet you wouldn't...
As to M.L.K he wasnt "stupid" because making appearances was the onyl way he had of giving his message accrros, since newspapers and publishers wouldnt have given him the time of day.
And how would MLK appear if he stayed inside all day, and sent letters or something to the people, rather than make appearances where he could be seen? Stupid, or Brave? He made the brave decision of making appearances REGARDLESS the fact that he knew he could die.
Would you be stupid for getting into a car later, when the chance of dieing is so high? And if you die, how would you impact the lives of everyone around you.. friends, family, maybe even the people you get into an accident with..
Hmm, I guess we're all stupid then... damn.