what is the difference between the christian and islamic take over

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    As per thread title, what is the difference between how Christianity took over the world and how islamic radicals are attempting it?

    Both told/tell people to convert or die (Christians used slavery as well)
    Both kill/killed "infidels"
    Both enforced totalitarian regimes over the now "converted" people
    Both had large amounts of financing, arms, etc
    Both promised rewards to those who converted people/captured land (both in this life and after)
    Both integrated the religion into government law and disobedience is/was death
    Both had a twisted view on their religion's text
    Both engaged in guerrilla type warfare for most battle efforts

    I really don't see the difference, and personally it would make sense to me, if I was a radical muslim, to go with a plan that has already worked so well.
     
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    The radical Muslims across the world want to kill or convert by force us infidels. The radicals don't believe what they are doing is wrong.

    As to Christianity, bad things have been done in the past. However, to my knowledge, Christianity as a belief system in and of itself, does not condone or practice wanting to kill people or enslave them, just because others are of a different belief.
     
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    I know what the bible etc says (went to catholic school for 12 years), but to radicals it really doesn't matter the intention of the book, they will twist it however they want. I wasn't really meaning to bring up if the actions are justified by the bible or koran. I was getting at it how Christianity forced its religion world wide and the similar tactics muslims are using to do it.
     
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    Sharia Law is not compatible within a Republic, much less civilized society.

    What is the point of the thread? It is not hard to find similarities of some kind, when you are speaking of out of balance radical ideology, regardless of the sect.
     
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    Christianity has never forced itself on the rest of the world. Some men in the name of faith have tried to do such. Big difference.
     
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    how did "christianity force" anything? christianity is not a person, or government...you wanna tell me how that works?
     
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    LOL!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    The big difference is that Christians aren't trying to do it in the 21st century whereas Muslim fundamentalist extremists are harking back to the 7th century, or the 14th century if they are more progressive fundamentalist extremists.
     
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    I am sure that hundreds of millions of Native Americans, Aztec people of Mexico, Latin Americans, all of South America, and large parts of Africia, would disagree with your statement.
     
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    If they did so, they would be wrong. An ideology cannot force itself on a human being. Try extrapolating ideology from personal accountability.
     

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