footballhenry Posted May 7, 2005 Share Posted May 7, 2005 I just saw the movie last night, and I have been thinking quite at length about the Crusades as compared to our current struggle. Now I don't know a whole lot about the Crusades, the way I understand it is that Christians went on a 'crusade' through the middle east, europe,etc. to convery muslims to christianity, killing thousands/millions in the process. Now from what I have read, the muslims were not just innocents, they also slaughtered thousands. It really gets me thinking about the travesties of religion. I do believe that religion is a force for good in this world, but sometimes evil men abuse that institution. Saying that it is God's will to murder those that do not believe just seems irrational and insane to me. There was a line in the movie where a Christian says "Killing the infidels is our path to heaven." Now I don't know how valid a statement that is in historical context but is today's extreme muslims (extreme cuz there not all like Osama) merely reflecting the Christians from far back in the past?? I don't know, very interesting though... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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