Not about religion or the miliita

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  1. Yurt
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    "It's not about a religious group," Waterstreet said. "It's not about the militia. It's about a group who decided to oppose by force the U.S. by using violence and weapons."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100401/...s/us_fbi_raids

    but the bigots out there will continue their conspiracy theories
     
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    Well... Hate to be a "bigot", but....

    The group was not only a strongly religious group, but religion figured quite largely into the reason for their violence, therefore it WAS about religion.

    Perhaps it wasn't a mainstream form of Christian religious practice, but the main reason behind their madness was in fact their special brand of religion.

    Now, that doesn't mean that they are representative of the rest of Christianity in any way, but you can't accurately say "It wasn't about religion".

    And, as for the part about militias, well, I'm afraid that's pretty wrong too.

    Militias are groups that are supposedly prepared to fight the US Government, once the Government crosses a set of predetermined boundaries that the militia group has abitrarily set up.

    That set of boundaries differs from group to group.

    In this particular instance, the groups boundaries had to do with religion more than government overreach, but government overreach was one of them.
     
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    Rightwingers have to take the OP's stand because they've committed to the myth that there is no such thing as rightwing Christian terrorism.
     
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    you guys are morons...that is the prosecutor saying that

    try to have some unbiased opinions for once, instead of mouthing off your DNC talking points
     
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    Link not workin
     
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    The prosecutor made that statement in an argument for detention.
     
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    Link doesn't work...plus the point of your thread it not really clear.

    Are you in support of Hutaree?

    Maybe a member of the Hutaree auxillary club arranging bake sales and selling crocheted hats?
     
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    This family didn't attend a church apparently. While they may have justified their actions and intentions using the Bible, I don't think that makes them religious. Using religion gave them a sort of moral justification in their minds, not reality.

    If I call my group the Democratic Party Militia, does that make us Democrats?

    Their target was local police. Translating it into a federal level seems a reach. It sounded like they expected other groups to rise up and tackle that one. I interpret local police as teh target, to mean they were against local authority figures.

    Seems the leader once shot at local game officers and felt enboldened to keep other authority figures out of his life by attacking at this time.
     
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    Sorry, but I'm confused.

    People are bigoted about people who had planned to kill police officers and innocent people?


    If that's wrong, then I don't want to be right.
     
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    No, that is ME saying that. I saw their website. Duh.

    Not all of us base our opinions on other people's interpretations.
     

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