Wooden shoe wrote:OK enegue I will put on my bigot hat. LOL.
You are not a real christian by your own words.
You have admitted to judging fellow christians as to who is real or false.
You made an observation:
"In the western world, once christianity started to dominate ..."
To clarify what I saw as an ill-informed opinion, I gave a definition:
"If someone is behaving or speaking in any way counter to what Jesus taught, then it is not Christianity. Christians are followers of Jesus, not followers of the church"
And I showed you Jesus' teaching in regard to how Constantine's behaviour was incompatible with the behaviour expected by Jesus. You then asked me,"Do you make that fine kind of distinction between a Muslim extremist and Islam generally?"
, to which I replied, "Absolutely"
You then made a comment about my standard being irrelevant to what happened to the philosophers, totally ignoring the importance of what I had just shared, to which I replied, "It is the standard that was established by the one who gave his life for many."
Then we arrived at the point where you introduced the idea of "real christians"
, inspired I'm sure by the definition I gave. Now you are accusing me of judging fellow christians.
Do you understand that it was YOU who judged the behaviour of the people who caused grief for the philosophers. All I was doing was trying to focus you attention on the unnecessarily broad brush with which you chose to paint your picture.
Wooden shoe wrote:My original post had to do with religion curtailing the freedom of philosophers in Europe, and I would add also in the islamic area.
Is every German a Nazi? Of course not. Come on, Wooden Shoe, get involved in the real world. In your first post you referred to the Catholic Church, now you've broadened your stoke and to include those who practice "religion". What do you really mean?