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post #1 of 23
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Chirstiane Amanpour did a six hour documentary on radical faith. I was wondering if anyone caught it, and what you thought of it.
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/gods.warriors/
CNN is rerunning it this weekend if you didn't watch it all.
post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Chirstiane Amanpour did a six hour documentary on radical faith. I was wondering if anyone caught it, and what you thought of it.
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/gods.warriors/
CNN is rerunning it this weekend if you didn't watch it all.
I don't CNN. I called Dish Network months ago and fired them
post #3 of 23
I saw the first one and still need to see the second two.

There are these people who all say that God says that they have rights to the same land and that everyone else is an infidel who should be treated as less than human.

The whole situation is so strange since they all worship the same God of Abraham. I'm going to say something that is going to offend, but watching this, I'm coming to the opinion that God is malicious. How else to explain this vicious hatred of each other in his Name?
post #4 of 23
They don't really know God?
post #5 of 23
I don't think it's so much god as it is people. Islam's problems began when Mohammad died and the muslims started fighting over who would replace him. They've been fighting ever since. Then on the christian side, there was the little episode of King Henry wanting a divorce, and the catholic church wouldn't give it to him, so presto, he starts his own church and divorces himself. Now Henry's church is all over the world in hundreds of denominations.

Most religions have been bent quite a bit by the influence of humans over the last few hundred years.
post #6 of 23
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What struck me about this is how similar the radical branches of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are. I'm sure they'd all argue that they are very very different, but it seemed like for the six hours it was the same song but a different verse. It brought about a new light on the subject for me.
post #7 of 23
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I don't think it's so much god as it is people. .
You got that right. Why blame God for the evil that's in mankind's hearts? Mankind has free will. Mankind can choose. Hatred for fellow man is a free choice. You can't shift the responsibility. These fanatics are responsible for the expression of their fanaticism. I think the reason they're all so similar is that they're all using their religion as a validation for their own evil.
post #8 of 23
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I don't CNN. I called Dish Network months ago and fired them
i deleted CNN off my TV,

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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
The whole situation is so strange since they all worship the same God of Abraham. I'm going to say something that is going to offend, but watching this, I'm coming to the opinion that God is malicious. How else to explain this vicious hatred of each other in his Name?
I disagree i dont think its the same god.

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I don't think it's so much god as it is people. Islam's problems began when Mohammad died and the muslims started fighting over who would replace him. They've been fighting ever since. Then on the christian side, there was the little episode of King Henry wanting a divorce, and the catholic church wouldn't give it to him, so presto, he starts his own church and divorces himself. Now Henry's church is all over the world in hundreds of denominations.

Most religions have been bent quite a bit by the influence of humans over the last few hundred years.
lol you forgot about the german guy who got zapped by lighthing also
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
What struck me about this is how similar the radical branches of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are. I'm sure they'd all argue that they are very very different, but it seemed like for the six hours it was the same song but a different verse. It brought about a new light on the subject for me.
very interesting statement Heather, and also very spot on IMO. I didn't watch it as I really don't like to watch these kind of shows, but a radical theist is a radical theist, they are all trying to shove their beliefs down other people's throats, and they believe that there's is the "right" way
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
What struck me about this is how similar the radical branches of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are. .
RAdical yea, but read there books, and see for yourself
post #11 of 23
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I disagree i dont think its the same god.
Actually, they are all the same. All 3 trace their origins back to the prophet Abraham.
post #12 of 23
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Actually, they are all the same. All 3 trace their origins back to the prophet Abraham.

that what all three tell you.
i have my doubts about one of them
post #13 of 23
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Actually, they are all the same. All 3 trace their origins back to the prophet Abraham.
What a coincidence, NOT.

The similarity ends there.

Don't blame God for people hating each other. That isn't what God wants.

I think it is a convenient excuse to hate God because PEOPLE hate each OTHER for some people.
post #14 of 23
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What a coincidence, NOT.

The similarity ends there.

Don't blame God for people hating each other. That isn't what God wants.

I think it is a convenient excuse to hate God because PEOPLE hate each OTHER for some people.
Oh I don't blame God at all for the violence that is done in His/Her name. People want an excuse to be violent and to hate others. If it's not for God then it will be for another reason.

It's just shocking to me that the three were SO similar. I wonder if you got three radical people together from all three religions and had them talk that they'd realize that it would be like looking in a mirror.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Chirstiane Amanpour did a six hour documentary on radical faith. I was wondering if anyone caught it, and what you thought of it.
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/gods.warriors/
CNN is rerunning it this weekend if you didn't watch it all.

Do you know when it is going to be on this weekend?

I guess it doesn't make for good ratings to show the multitude of good that people of faith do for their fellow man. Why doesn't that surprise me.
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
What a coincidence, NOT.

The similarity ends there.

Don't blame God for people hating each other. That isn't what God wants.

I think it is a convenient excuse to hate God because PEOPLE hate each OTHER for some people.
Apparently, you're not reading the thread, but just jumping on anything you see that suits you. The entire point of that discussion was the origin only, not what came after. There is no doubting that the similarity ends there.

Edit to add;
Thought that this post pretty much summed up my stance:
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
I don't think it's so much god as it is people. Islam's problems began when Mohammad died and the muslims started fighting over who would replace him. They've been fighting ever since. Then on the christian side, there was the little episode of King Henry wanting a divorce, and the catholic church wouldn't give it to him, so presto, he starts his own church and divorces himself. Now Henry's church is all over the world in hundreds of denominations.

Most religions have been bent quite a bit by the influence of humans over the last few hundred years.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
It's just shocking to me that the three were SO similar. I wonder if you got three radical people together from all three religions and had them talk that they'd realize that it would be like looking in a mirror.
hate looks the same, no matter what the people or faith look like
post #18 of 23
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Do you know when it is going to be on this weekend?

I guess it doesn't make for good ratings to show the multitude of good that people of faith do for their fellow man. Why doesn't that surprise me.
Sunday. It's six hours so if you are going to buck up and watch all of it I'd suggest Popcorn, coffee, and a nice blanket.
post #19 of 23
In the New Testament it was said, to go two by two to spread the message of Christ. IF, when you go into a village and the people do not want to receive the message, shake the dust off your feet and move on.
post #20 of 23
Thanks Lookinglass, I will try to watch it.

I don't think it IS a coincidence that the 3 of the major religions stem from the same tree and have Jerusalem as their center.
post #21 of 23
Oh well;

Back to the thread. A radical is a radical is a radical. It doesn't manner who's banner they fly. They all have a bone to pick with someone and they think that their god's laws trump man's laws, and that is a very bad thing.
post #22 of 23
If you look at it from an objective point of view, compared to the other more major religions, it's pretty obvious how alike the three monotheistic religions are.

We can tend to take some of the basic tenets for granted, but a religion saying that it is the 'one true religion' and that everyone else's is wrong is a commonality between all three. I believe that people running with that idea results in most of the problems that arise between religions.

Not all religions are like that, and the ones that aren't tend to have fewer problems with their neighbors.
post #23 of 23
I agree with the "they don't know God" - the true God is loving but still expects certain things. Kinda like a father to us all - you are kind to your children, but sometimes have to punish them.

You should fear and respect God, but doesn't mean "afraid" of him
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