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Christians are more militant than Muslims
1.       si++
3785 posts
 23 Jun 2011 Thu 08:46 am

 

Trevor Phillips warned that "an old time religion incompatible with modern society" is driving the revival in the Anglican and Catholic Churches and clashing with mainstream views, especially on homosexuality.

He accused Christians, particularly evangelicals, of being more militant than Muslims in complaining about discrimination, arguing that many of the claims are motivated by a desire for greater political influence.

However the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission expressed concern that people of faith are "under siege" from atheists whom he accused of attempting to "drive religion underground".

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph ahead of a landmark report on religious discrimination in Britain, he said the Commission wants to protect Christians and Muslims from discrimination, admitting his body had not been seen to stand up for the people discriminated against because of their faith in the past.

In a wide-ranging intervention into the debate over the role of religion in modern Britain, Mr Phillips:

* warned it had become "fashionable" to attack and mock religion, singling out atheist polemicist Richard Dawkins for his views;

* said faith groups should be free from interference in their own affairs, meaning churches should be allowed to block women and homosexuals from being priests and bishops;

* attacked hardline Christian groups which he said were picking fights - particularly on the issue of homosexuality - for their own political ends;

* told churches and religious institutions they had to comply with equality legislation when they delivered services to the public as a whole.

 

Source: here

2.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 24 Jun 2011 Fri 03:07 am

I am somewhat suspicious of articles that say that one group is just as bad as another...or that one groups actions are justified because the opposing group did XYZ.  The longer I am a Christian married to a Muslim the more I realize that if either one of us were radical in our thinking, our relationship would never work.  The key to peace is moderation.  Religion is a good thing as long as you don´t take it too seriously.  {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

 

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3.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 26 Jun 2011 Sun 08:48 am

Which one is wilder? Tiger or lion? Answer is both of them are equally wild.



Edited (6/26/2011) by gokuyum

4.       si++
3785 posts
 26 Jun 2011 Sun 01:13 pm

 

Quoting gokuyum

Which one is wilder? Tiger or lion? Answer is both of them are wild.

 

You have reminded me a Turkish proverb gokuyum!

"Tencere dibin kara, seninki benden kara."

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5.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 26 Jun 2011 Sun 05:54 pm

 

 



Edited (6/26/2011) by gokuyum

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