Quoting justanothamotha:" Okay Julie - can you please help m out here...are you in fact totally obsessed that the homicides have ... [snip!] ... have to be religiously motivated or are we not. You seem to keep flip flopping on that so much I have whiplash here. "
There is two things here.
1) IF the mass murdering going on had nothing at all to do with religion, would there be any impulse, at all, for the United States to step in and help? A resounding "no" has permeated this thread. Okay.
2) Comparing religious atrocities was brought up by another poster. Actually, a couple of posters. I addressed it because it was brought up, not because I wanted the focus to be "who's killed more people".
Also, we live in the HERE and NOW. Hitler was a meniacal monster, yes...and many want to believe that he was Christian...fine. However, currently, I see no evidence that religiously motivated mass killings are being done by Christians.
I definitely have thoughts about the Inquisitions but I'm not going to talk about things of the past, that I cannot change. CURRENTLY, there is ethnic cleansing and mass killings going on every.single.day. Everyone just shrugging and saying "oh well" is surprising to me. I would have figured that human rights would be very important to this particular crowd. Guess I was wrong.